Once you hit your mid-twenties, the wedding invitations start rolling in. This is the time that many of us get our first wedding invite addressed to us and go without our families there to guide us. It can be kind of overwhelming, but we’ve put together a list of some crucial wedding don’ts to help you navigate the scene from your friend’s engagement announcement through the big day.
Don’t Wear White
This is one of my pet peeves and I find it tacky. Besides my personal opinion, it can cause issues for other guests at the wedding. If someone needs to quickly locate the bride, they can scan the room for white and know where she is. This can also confuse those who only know the groom and may not have a good idea of what the bride looks like. Plus, you’re kind of stealing the bride’s thunder, so pick a different color for that day.
Don’t Expect Too Much From the Couple
They need to at least attempt to talk to every single person who shows up for this day and still manage to have some time to actually enjoy it. Even if you’re best friends with the couple, don’t steal their attention for longer than a few minutes or too often throughout the night.
Don’t Expect a Plus One
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been with your partner for months, or even years. If the invitation doesn’t have their name or tell you that you have a plus one, you don’t. Feeding people at a wedding is so expensive, even if the couple goes with a buffet, that if a few people bring a guest it can throw a huge wrench into the dining portion of the program, not to mention the seating arrangements.
Don’t Get Trashed
This is someone else’s special day and they don’t want it ruined by some sloppy drunk person. It’s fine to drink and it may even be fine to get a little tipsy, but you don’t be the person puking or unintentionally flashing everyone the dance floor.