Your favorite couple is finally tying the knot and you’re excited to celebrate their big day with them. Follow these simple wedding guests do’s and don’ts to ensure a smooth and loving day for the happy couple!

  • Do RSVP on time. RSVP dates are very important when you’re planning a wedding. The earlier you RSVP the better, but make sure you definitely RSVP on time if you want a seat and food at the wedding.
  • Don’t assume you can bring a guest. Unless your invite says “and guest,” only you are invited to the wedding. Also, don’t call the bride and ask if you can bring a date. If it was in their budget, the bride and groom would have extended an invitation.
  • Do stay out of the photographer’s way. The bride and groom paid a lot of money for professional pictures that they’ll cherish forever. This includes taking pictures during the ceremony! Don’t do it.
  • Don’t wear white, ivory, champagne or nude. There’s a plethora of colors out there, pick a dress in any of those!
  • Do sign the guest book. It only takes a few minutes to write your name and a sweet note for the happy couple.
  • Don’t skip the wedding ceremony. Unless you have a good reason and have discussed it with the couple ahead of time, it’s not ok to just show up for free drinks and food. Exchanging vows is the most important part of the day.
  • Do silence your phones. You don’t want to be the person who interrupts the ceremony with the latest pop song coming from your phone.
  • Don’t assume kids are welcome. Unless the invitation specifically says your whole family is invited, plan on leaving the kids at home for the day.
  • Do buy a gift on the registry. The couple spent a lot of time curating their registry and including items they need for their new journey. Get them what they actually need!
  • Don’t abuse the open bar. We know everyone loves free drinks, but you don’t want to be the person falling over on the dance floor.
  • Do remember your favor. The bride and groom put thought and effort into their wedding favors. Even if it’s something you don’t want or need make sure to at least take it home with you.
  • Don’t dress to draw attention. Of course you can dress cute, but remember the focus should be on the bride and groom!
  • Do mail your gift. The bride and groom will have plenty of décor and other items that they’ll need to take with them on their wedding day. Mail your gift to the couple ahead of time to alleviate some stress on their day.
  • Don’t text or call the couple the day of the wedding. Have some last minute questions about the wedding? Reach out to a member of the bridal party or a family member. The happy couple only needs to worry about enjoying their big day.
  • Do enjoy yourself! Enjoy the day celebrating the newlyweds and get out on the dance floor!