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Be a Great Wedding Guest!

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Being a wedding guest is an honor. After all, there are few days more significant, more personal. The happy couple wants you to be there to revel in their joy by being their wedding guest.

Here is a short “Do’s and Don’ts” List:

DO Be in the Moment

Picture this: you’re in the church. The Maid of Honor has just finished walking down the aisle. The music changes, heads turn to the back of the church, the door slowly opens. The bride appears and walks forward, holding on to her father’s arm.

And you? You smile. You tear up. You hold the hand of the person next to you. And you leave your camera in your purse or on the pew. You don’t walk out into the aisle to take a picture with your camera or your phone.

DO Be On Time to the Church

The time listed on the invitation is the time the ceremony will (or should) begin, so be sure to get to the church/ceremony location at least 10 minutes earlier. Don’t be a late wedding guest.

DO Have Fun & Dance

Hit the dance floor, enjoy the food, have some drinks and at the end of the night tell the bride and groom that this was the best wedding you have ever been to. Give them a hug, wish them well and thank them for inviting you.

DO Act As Though This is The Only Wedding… Ever

Don’t tell the bride or groom about things you have seen at other weddings. Don’t ask them why they didn’t do a candy station or chocolate fountain. Don’t say that so-and-so’s DJ/band was better. For one day, let that bride be the only bride in the world and that wedding be the only one you can even think about.

DON’T Hide in Pictures

If the bride and groom ask you to be in a picture with them, please make sure that the photographer can see you. Don’t try to hide behind someone tall, or duck a little in the back. The couple wants to be able to see you.

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DON’T Tell the Bride

You got a flat tire on the way to the wedding? Your heels are sinking into the grass during the ceremony? The drummer for the band is running late? Unless it’s something crucial for the bride to know, don’t tell her. She probably can’t do anything about it, so let her bask in the joy of the day and the blissful ignorance of anything going awry. Don’t be a pain in the butt wedding guest.

DON’T Monopolize Their Time

I know you’re super excited to talk to the bride and groom. You may not have seen them in months or years and you’re thrilled to get the chance to catch up with them. Unfortunately, the wedding day is not really the time to do that. So, talk to them for a few minutes but please, please don’t monopolize their time.

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Destination Weddings

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Destination Weddings

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Believe it or not, marrying away from home used to be synonymous with eloping. While destination weddings look different now, they’re still a great way to ensure you have a wedding that is decidedly you.

  1. They’re Virtually Stress-Free

Watch any classic wedding movie, and you’ll soon understand why destination weddings are so popular. They are almost guaranteed to be simpler (and faster!) to plan than a traditional wedding and reception for two main reasons:

  • Honeymoon resorts and cruise lines around the world have made it easier and more appealing to wed on-site. Many have full-time wedding coordinators on staff who are familiar with that country’s marriage license requirements and who offer wedding packages that take care of all your ceremony essentials (photographer, cake, minister, etc.). You step off the plane and sign the papers; they take care of the rest.
  • If you’re not getting married at a resort, you can hire a stateside wedding planner who specializes in destination weddings, contact a wedding planner in the town you plan to wed, or start early and do it yourself. Either way, hire a planner and the logistics of pulling off a reception and party are off your plate.
  1. No Family Drama

The second reason destination weddings rule? No scene-stealing family drama. It’s great if the two families are in rapport, but if not, who needs all that negative stuff?

  1. They’re Cost Effective

The affordability of a destination wedding has many couples speeding off to the airport faster than you can say “I do.” For instance, a couple can fly to an all-inclusive resort, get married, and stay for a deluxe week long honeymoon for a few thousand dollars, including lodging, meals, drinks, and airfare. Compare that with your average 150-guest wedding costing about $29,000 — which can easily go up to more than $100,000. (Not to mention a few extra thousand for a honeymoon.)

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  1. You Call The Shots

While formal weddings hold meaning for many couples, linking them to the traditions of their ancestors and culture, others want the experience to be unique, with a ceremony and location that reflect their true colors. Perhaps an exotic tropical paradise experience? A snowy mountain-peak ceremony? It’s all up to you.

  1. They’re Perfect for Second Marriages

Been-there-done-that couples who are getting married for the second or third time choose destination weddings because they’re simple and private. If either person or both have done the Hollywood-scale production before and want something quieter or less expensive this time around, it’s the right way to go.

  1. They’re a Once-in-a-Lifetime Reunion Opportunity

At a typical wedding, you’re on the run, meeting and greeting. Destination weddings are on vacation time. You’re usually required to arrive a few days early to fill out the paperwork, so by the time your wedding rolls around, you’ve had two to three days of fun with family and friends. How often do you have the opportunity to spend no-rush quality playtime with dear, far-flung friends? This is your chance.

 

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