Wedding Do's and Don'ts for Guests

June marks the kick-off of wedding season and we can't wait to dance, eat, drink, and celebrate our way through the entire summer.


Seriously, we love weddings!

If you're headed to a wedding , here are a few of our tips to help you be the best wedding guest ever.

Don’t wear white

I can't even tell you how many wedding I've been to where at least one person was wearing white. I know, I know... fashion rules change all the time , but the rule about wearing white to a wedding has not expired! Don't wear white to a wedding. I repeat, do not wear white to a wedding. Pick any other color on the ROY G BIV spectrum. P.S off-white, beige, and eggshell do not count as acceptable colors. Wear any other color and the bride will be forever grateful.  

Extend a hand

Just because you're a guest doesn't mean you can throw responsibility out the window. If the waiter needs a hand, offer to carry something. If someone's "crazy uncle Bob" has had one too many to drink, go ahead and distract him with some engaging conversation to help him settle down. Depending on how influential you are, you may even be able to get them to drink some water. At the end of the night, help the bride's parents carry gifts to the car. A little effort goes a long way.  

Don’t drink too much

The music is loud and the champagne is flowing, but please don't let it go to your head. No one likes to be distracted by wedded bliss because they are worried about a guest falling into the chocolate fountain. Keep tabs on yourself and don't overdo it at the open bar. Be sure to drink water in between cocktails and please, please, please eat some cake.  

Dance with little kids and old folks

Dance. Period. Just dance. Even if you are not good at it or even if you are embarrassed. The best part of a wedding is letting loose and living in the moment. If you want to take things one step further and be the best guest ever we suggest dancing with grandparents and little kids. Get the guests out of their seat and spread good energy throughout the dance floor. The couple will really appreciate it and hopefully, the photographer catches some of you stellar moves. #Candid  

Get to know the happy couple

If you've been invited to a wedding through a friend be sure to make an effort to chat with the happy couple. They've invited you to celebrate this intimate moment with them so the least you can do is engage in conversation with them. Want to go one step further? Bring a gift. You don't have to spend a ton of money but a nice gesture will make the happy couple feel glad you were there.   Shop Wedding Gifts>