Weddings are a time to celebrate. But making some of these faux pas can make for some unideal situations. Our guide will help you avoid them.
These days, we’ve removed a lot of pressure from formal events. Before, we would never dream of a less-than-formal wedding or one where the guests of the bride and groom didn’t sit on opposite sides. Now, it seems like almost anything goes, depending on the couple.
However, just because we are starting to relax our stance on some of the pageantry of weddings doesn’t mean there aren’t important social lines you shouldn’t cross. Some lines are there for valuable reasons. Here are some wedding etiquette faux pas you want to avoid for your big day.
Not Matching the Clothes to the Venue
As we said, it’s socially acceptable these days to set your own dress code for your wedding based entirely on your tastes. But not every dress code will work well with every venue. You wouldn’t wear the same outfit to a summery beach wedding that you would to a wedding in a ballroom.
When you’re deciding on attire, make sure to consider what would be comfortable or appropriate for your venue. The temperature outside is an important consideration for purchasing a suit, and the level of formality at your venue is important to keep in mind when choosing a style of dress.
Forgetting To Feed the Vendors
It takes a village to put on a wedding. Along with you, your spouse, and your bridal party and groomsmen, you have a small army of vendors at your service, such as photographers, caterers, and of course, your wedding planner.
These people are often working for hours to make sure your special day is really special. Reserving them a plate from your wedding will ensure they feel cared for and show your appreciation for all they do.
Creating an Awkward Seating Chart
Weddings are a time for all your loved ones to come together to celebrate you and your spouse. However, most of the time, they’re going to be talking to the people at their tables, not you. So if you want your guests to have a good time, here are some seatingfaux pas to avoid at your wedding:
- Putting all the singles at one table
- Seating exes next to each other
- Putting family members with longstanding feuds together
- Putting people at a table where they don’t know anyone
- Not accounting for children
Also, keep practicality in mind. If you have elderly guests or people with mobility challenges among your guests, make sure you put them at a table that is easy to navigate and close to the food.