I have seen it all so I have decided to write about wedding etiquette
*Reply promptly to the R.S.V.P
*Arrive on time
*Dress as stated on invitation, casual, black tie but do not out shine the bride.
*Stand up for the bride when she walks down the aisle.
*Stand up for the bride and groom as they are announced publicly for the first time as husband and wife
*Do not join the dance floor during the bride and grooms first dance
* It is rude to just show up for the reception and not the ceremony unless work is involved.
* Mingle with the guests
*Keep your phone off and in your pockets or purse, this not a place for face book.
* If you do not know what to get the bride and groom for a gift a check to a least cover the meal and drinks is much appreciated.
*On the topic of gift, see where they are registered at
*If you bring your toddlers, watch them or better yet get a baby sitter. We actually had the wedding cake pushed over and fall to the ground from an unattended 3 year old.
*Smile for the photographer, the photo is not for you, it is for the bride and groom
*Have a few drinks, but do not get drunk
*Please do not make several trips to the buffet unless no one else is in line and there is plenty of food left.
*Sit at assigned table, So much thought goes into the seating arrangement and the bride and groom try to seat you with people you know or guests with something in common with you
* Do not bring un invited guest, this includes children.
*If you are planning to be married soon, do not make it all about your wedding.
*Respect religious traditions of the bride and groom, you may learn something at the same time if this is not a religious wedding do not insert your opinon.
* Do not leave until the cake cutting tradition.
*Do not take the microphone from the DJ unless it is OK with bride and groom
*Do not make song request unless it is ok with bride and groom
*If you do capture photos of the bride and groom do not post them on social media until the bride and groom see them, most likely they hired a professional photographer, let them do their job.
By Rina Marie Braley Yanko
National Wedding Photography nation wide 321-412-3878