Did you read that Pippa Middleton slapped a ‘No ring No bring’ ban on her wedding guests?
Have you ever heard of this restriction before? It’s definitely not the norm, but what is?
Know your wedding etiquette so you don’t end up red faced this wedding season!
It’s a big no-no, always has been and always will be according to the experts! Wearing white or ivory is for the bride and the bride only.
It used to be a definite faux pas but according to those in the know the rules have relaxed and as long as there are flashes of colour within your outfit and you don’t look funereal then wearing black is ok.
No matter what you wear, remember not to commit the cardinal wedding guest sin of UPSTAGNG THE BRIDE! Advice states your outfit should always be elegant and demure – do with that one what you will ladies!
THE WEDDING GIFT
This is a tricky one…if there is a gift-list, stick to it, if you can’t afford any of the items on it then professional advice is to include a gift receipt. Apparently gift cards are perfectly acceptable if you are stuck on what to buy. According to The London Economic the average spend for a gift is between £40 and £59 but guidelines say the cost of the dinner/venue etc should be taken into consideration and unfortunatley we are told that the cost of travel and accommodation is NOT PART OF YOUR GIFT.
Did you know that the ‘right’ thing to do is give the gift a few days before the big day?
Nowadays we are all broadcasters but should you post pics of the big day and the bride in particular before she has had a chance to? The answer is a big NO. By all means take pics of your outfit and yourselves but don’t show anything of the bride, bridal party or venue until the bride has given you the go ahead. It’s her big moment let her be the one to share it first.
KIDS AND PARTNERS
The rule here is to follow the invite to the letter. If it says no kids or their names aren’t mentioned then they simply aren’t invited. Likewise with your plus one. Don’t assume you can bring along your latest squeeze – each place costs the couple dear, so if you have a new partner they may not be considered close enough to come. It is apparently bad form to ask for your kids/partners to be the exception to the rule so just get on with it or politely decline.
YOUR OWN PROPOSAL
This week a Best Man made the news for ALL the wriong reasons by stopping the CEREMONY to propose to his girlfriends and then announcing her pregnancy!!!
We recommend that you definitely don’t do that….
Any more wedding guest etiquette to add to this list ladies?