With wedding season just around the corner, I wanted to get this blog out before the season gets into full swing. There are so many things I have observed over the years, I have also spoken with newlyweds as well as other event gurus to find out their top five observations and put them all together.
Here we go: With a bit of humour…
Try and respond on or before the date given. It is very simple, especially if you are given more than two months to respond and a save the date which provided more than five month’s notice; please respond. Unless you are in an emergency room, a doctor or a lawyer getting someone off death row – you should know your schedule. ALSO. ALSO. DO NOT RSVP and then NOT attend with no notice and or explanation. It is just plain rude and not to mention costly for the couple. Too Tough?
Wedding Guests| Plus One: If you have not been dating for at least three to six months prior to the wedding, do not bring a plus one as your guest. This is not a time to introduce your guest to the already flustered bride and groom, nor do you need the added pressure of hoping he or she is having a good time or getting along with everyone. You also do not want to worry about If your plus one is fully engaged and respectful at the wedding. This is not the time for any babysitting or for the bride and groom to “try” to get to know someone. If you really must have someone as your guest, it is best to bring a family member or meet new people at the event or wedding
Wedding Gift | Cards: It really does not matter if you are flying 20 hours, driving two days, walking for 20 minutes, crawling for an hour (you get the drift). A card is a minimum you should give. NO exception. Yes, I know, your presence should be gift enough but not true.
Do Not Overindulge: It’s a wedding celebration not a frat party, booze is not going out of style and you are a grown up. By now you should know how to have an amazing time without getting drunk. Just know when to stop. Simple. If not, you will be the talk of the event for years to come. Promise.
This is written to drive conversation, so please, what are your thoughts? Your feedback is always welcome.