Spring is in full swing and that means your mailbox will also soon be full of invitations to summer weddings. In addition to gifting the soon-to-be-married couple with an awesome present off their registry, why not also gift them with being a great wedding guest.
Here are some quick tips to help you achieve great wedding guest status this season.
1. R.s.v.p. on time
The bride may seem like she has things under control, but great wedding guests always r.s.v.p. in advance to give the bride some additional breathing room. By replying on time, it also provides time to clarify any last minute things like dietary restrictions or ask if kids are permitted to attend. In addition to your r.s.v.p., consider sending a small gift to acknowledge the couple’s pending nuptials. Delysia Chocolatier’s Signature Truffle Collection offers the best of all worlds by offering a little bit of everything. With nine chocolate flavors, each with both dark and milk chocolate, how can anyone resist?
2. Dress up
While it may be the couple’s day, a great wedding guest should also look their best by dressing and accessorizing appropriately. Ensure the bride remains the focal point by not wearing anything in the white or off-white color palette or a shocking hue. When it comes to makeup, hair, and accessories try to keep things to a minimum and don’t distract the attendees by wearing something over the top like a tall hat or other dramatic accessories, detracting attention from the bride.
3. Arrive on time
Arriving on time to the ceremony allows guests to be seated and accounted for and reduces anxiety for the wedding party so they can tend to the bride and grooms’ immediate needs. The same consideration applies to the reception. Being on time, allows a great wedding guest to participate in the receiving line, which may be the only time to see the couple up close and personal and congratulate them on their nuptials.
4. Don’t be the paparazzi
Whether you’re best friends with one-half or the whole couple, it doesn’t mean you should be intrusive and try to catch every single moment of their day. They have a professional photographer to take care of that. Along the same lines, don’t ruin their special day by photo bombing, live tweeting or posting photos and comments during or afterward. A great wedding guest should first acquire the couple’s permission before posting any information or pictures on social media.
5. Don’t gossip
People should not be chided for having different tastes in decoration, fashion or food, especially brides on their wedding day. Expressing personal opinion and dislike for, the décor, the bride’s dress, the food, or the expenses incurred for attending the wedding, should be avoided. Leading up the day, at the event, or afterward, a great wedding guest should instead show gratitude for asked to be being part of a wonderful day and share in the couple’s happiness.
6. Participate in events
Whether before or during the wedding, showing an interest in, and taking an active role in events is a terrific way to show your support for the couple. A great wedding guest respects the couple’s special day and honors them by blending in, participating, and not creating a distraction nor any needless worry for the couple. So put your dancing shoes on and get down, but with the same token, don’t party too hard.
If you’re attending events leading up to the wedding, bridal shower or wedding rehearsal, consider bringing Delysia’s award-winning White Peach Balsamic Truffles. For two years in a row, these delightful truffles have been recognized for best taste and ingredients. These specialty truffles (similar to Delysia’s jalapeno tequila, fried chicken, and others) are not available through the online shop but can be special ordered, by contacting us directly. If you would like to place an order, please click here to place your order.