Wedding Etiquette 101: How to Be a Classy (Yet Sassy) Wedding Guest
Updated: Apr 18
Weddings are joyous occasions filled with love, laughter, and of course, some rules of etiquette. As a wedding guest, it's important to know how to navigate these rules while still maintaining your sassy personality. Here are some tips to help you be a classy (yet sassy) wedding guest:
RSVP on time: When you receive a wedding invitation, make sure to RSVP by the deadline provided. This will help the couple plan accordingly and ensure there's enough food, drinks, and seating for all guests.
Dress appropriately: Weddings are a time to dress up and look your best, but make sure to follow the dress code provided on the invitation. If the dress code is unclear, opt for a cocktail dress or suit. And remember, it's always better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed.
Don't outshine the bride and groom: As a wedding guest, it's important to remember that the day is all about the couple. Avoid wearing white, which is traditionally reserved for the bride, and don't steal the spotlight with an elaborate outfit or attention-seeking behavior.
Be on time: Arriving on time for the ceremony and reception is a sign of respect for the couple and their special day. Make sure to plan accordingly for traffic, parking, and any other potential delays.
Follow the rules of the venue: If the wedding is being held at a religious or cultural venue, make sure to follow any specific rules or guidelines. For example, you may need to cover your shoulders or remove your shoes before entering.
Don't overindulge: While weddings are a time to celebrate, it's important to drink responsibly and avoid overindulging in alcohol. You don't want to be the guest who causes a scene or ruins the couple's special day.
Be present: Put away your phone and be present in the moment. The couple has invited you to share in their special day, so make sure to enjoy the ceremony, reception, and all the little moments in between.
By following these tips, you can be a classy (yet sassy) wedding guest and ensure that the couple's special day is one to remember for all the right reasons.
Gifting: Don’t be cheap, your gift should be at minimum $100 per guest. Most couples appreciate cash.
Always bring Cash! Just in case the bar turns to cash at some point, there is a money dance and for tipping Valet and bartenders.
Last but not least- If you are invited but can’t attend, send a gift! Need some ideas on the best wedding gifts to get? Check out a list here - https://www.vogue.com/article/best-wedding-gifts