Be an Awesome Wedding Guest – Episode #147
Planning a wedding can be a very stressful. So share these tips with your wedding guests so that they can be an awesome wedding guest!
- RSVP ASAP.
- RSVP “officially”.
- Share your dietary requirements.
- Bring a gift.
- Arrive on time.
- Unless there is a special tradition, gifts should be from the registry or cash/check.
- Dress appropriately.Which also means don't wear white.
- Check before you ask.
- Don't expect that you can bring a plus one.
- Please don't assume kids are invited.
- Put the electronics away during the ceremony, especially if you are asked to.
- Don't talk during the ceremony and speeches.
- Don't go to the bathroom unless it's an emergency, during the ceremony.
- Keep the convo with the newlyweds
- Drink Responsibly.
- Dance if you can.
- Eating during the speeches and toasts is a no-no unless otherwise invited to eat.
- Wait until the cake is cut before you leave.
- Please don't pop the question at a wedding.
- Respect the bridal suite, don't invite yourself in.
- Treat the venue with respect.
- Mail your gift asap if you can't make it.
Dear Kim and Shannon,
I am originally from CA but moved to Wisconsin to be with my fiancé. His family is here and his parents have disabilities that prevent them from traveling across the country for a CA wedding.
Our wedding is next Spring and my whole family lives in California (including my two sisters who are my bridesmaids). My best friend (also a bridesmaid) lives in Illinois, and my last bridesmaid is the only one in close proximity to us, but she's a new friend and I'm still getting to know her. (She is the wife of a groomsman- my fiancé's friend since high school).
We don't have the budget for me to fly out there for a bridal shower/bachelorette party or even for the holidays. I'm sad that I won't have my mom, sisters or close aunts to come wedding gown shopping with me- but I really don't want to miss out on EVERY bridal thing that family/bridesmaids usually have together before the big day. Everyone is on a tight budget, especially since they're all making to trek to come out for our wedding in Wisconsin. Do you have or have you heard of any recommendations that may fill some of those gaps? This really sucks being so far away from them during this huge transition.
Thanks for your help,