A wedding is a joyous occasion, but for a bride, it can also be super stressful. Chances are, the wedding involved a whole lot of planning, money, and time, and emotions are everywhere. Anyone who has been invited to the wedding is expected to behave in a certain way to make sure that the day runs smoothly and that the bride and groom have a memorable time with those they care for.
Whether you have a verbal filter or not, there are some things that should not be said or done at or before the wedding as a rule of thumb.
What Are the Do’s and Don’ts at a Wedding?
When it comes to the do’s we recommend following common courtesy and common sense. Be polite and mindful of the happy couple, and mind your p’s and q’s. As for the don’ts, we have a few rules for each of the wedding parties.
As the bride’s Family:
Some examples of things you should not say as the bride’s family include:
- “I’m invited, right?” – The bride to be will be itching to tell everyone about her big day, especially her family. But with the news there shouldn’t be an assumed invitation. Weddings are expensive and although the bride may want all her loved ones present, it may not be financially possible. Spare them the guilt.
- “So, when is the baby coming?” – One milestone at a time, ladies and gentlemen. The newlyweds should be able to enjoy each other before making the next big decision. Ease the pressure a bit.
- “Wow, how much did this cost?” – Ordinarily this shouldn’t be a question that comes up at any event, but it is a definite no-no at a wedding. The bride and groom would not want you to be worrying about the cost of the entrées, but rather to be enjoying a complimentary glass of champagne.
As the bride’s Friends
The friend’s role at the wedding is very important, here are a couple of don’ts for the day
- “I can’t believe you got him to settle” – Friends of the groom may make jokes about his past, but the woman he chose to spend the rest of his life with does not have to be in on that joke. Leave it for the bar, gents.
- “This isn’t really my style” – If you have been chosen to be part of the wedding, it means that you are part of the inner circle. This means that for this one day, you wear the dress, compliment the bride and be happy for your friend. Today is about the bride.
- “Did you hear about the drama between so and so?” – This is not Sunday cocktails with the girls, this is a day to focus on the bride. Your role as a friend is to make the day about her, and only her. You can catch up on the gossip next week.
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