You want your guests and suppliers to remember how beautiful your wedding celebration was and not how hungry they felt or how long they waited! So, take note of these five etiquette rules even before you get too busy planning your dream day. Intentionally making your celebration of love memorable, not just for you, but also for everyone else who will help you make it come true, is always worth the effort.
You have a friend whom you used to be close with. You don’t have plans of inviting her to your wedding day but you feel bad about not making her part of your wedding journey. So, you consider inviting her to your bachelorette party instead. Before you make that phone call, we have one piece of advice for you–Don’t!
Inviting someone to be a part of your pre-wedding festivities but not your wedding day is awkward on all levels. By doing so, you open yourself up to more complicated scenarios that require you to answer questions like: “How am I going to tell her she’s not invited to the wedding?”, “How do I not make her feel awkward?”, “Do I accept her wedding gift?” Instead, plan to meet with her after your wedding day if you really want to stay connected. It’s a given that you can’t invite everyone you know to your celebration so there’s no need to feel guilty. If you’re still undecided, go through this guest list guide for clarity.
Sending out thank you notes puts a period on your long wedding journey. The choice is up to you if you want to print them out and send them through mail or if you’d rather send a virtual thank you note instead. What’s important is you end your wedding celebration with gratitude for all the people who supported you throughout your journey.
Some couples forget to plan and allot budget for the food of their wedding suppliers. While you might argue that you already paid them a big sum of money, preparing good food for them on the day of your wedding is a great way to build rapport with the team who will be working hard to make your celebration beautiful. Order packed lunch in advance or talk to your coordinator to get crew meal recommendations.
Your bridesmaids and groomsmen, as well as your ninongs and ninangs, are the people who have invested their time, money, and effort into making your wedding day extra special. They’ll surely appreciate you going out of your way to check if they’re comfortable in every way during your wedding day. You can also plan a special thank you gift for them as a surprise!
Your wedding celebration doesn’t need to have overflowing alcohol for it to be enjoyable, but it’s important to give your guests options. It’s perfectly fine if you just want to serve wine or beer instead of having an open bar as long as you don’t ask your guests to pay for it. List down your budget and see how much you can allot for drinks. If you’re at a loss, this alcohol guide can help.