WEDDING RECEPTION ETIQUETTE
It’s easy being a guest at a wedding, right? All you have to do is show up and enjoy the occasion. Well, not quite. Being a good guest doesn’t apply only to the day of the wedding. It begins as soon as you receive the invitation. Do bear in mind that only special people are invited to be wedding guests. After all, guest lists are limited to a certain amount of people since the bride and groom, in most cases, have to pay for each and every person attending.
Make no mistake, wedding etiquette is still very much alive, it's just a little different than it was a century ago.In this fast paced world where people are often self absorbed, abrupt, inconsiderate, or downright rude, etiquette remains a necessity to ensure that our social skills do not fall too far out of hand. Here are the following things you need to consider:
- Respond promptly on RSVP
- Never bring uninvited guests
- Follow your seat and table assignment
- Dress appropriately
- Do not get more than what you can eat and drink
- Be attentive and participative
- Refrain from negative comments
- Say thank you to the host
The most important rule of attending a wedding is to enjoy the day. The bride and groom planned this special day in celebration of a joyous affair and took their guests’ comfort and entertainment into heavy consideration. Be respectful, be polite and be a good guest.