There are all sorts of rules that are in place for a wedding celebration. Some of them are unspoken. Most of them are common sense. I will name a few for any one that has never attended a wedding.
- Do not bring up the groom’s or the bride’s past relationships or rendezvous at all (before the wedding, at the wedding, or at the reception during your toast).
- Do not get beyond drunk! There are grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, and small children in attendance. No one wants to see you half-naked or puking into one of the centerpieces.
- Do not come late to the ceremony. There is usually a wedding party that has to march in. In case you forgot, YOU AREN’T PART OF IT!
- Unless you really have a legitimate reason as to why the groom and the bride should not lawfully be wedded then do not utter a peep during that time. It’s rude and the entire church will turn around to look at you.
You all are probably wondering, what is the number one rule? It’s pretty simple. You probably have heard it before. It’s the ultimate disrespect to the groom, the wedding, and most of all, the bride. She spends months planning the wedding. She takes hours to prepare herself for the big day. She wants to stand out from everyone in the room. Her make-up is the best. Her hair is sculpted in an amazing up-do or is flowing down her back. When she walks down the aisle she knows that no one will look like her… or so she thinks.
She will look into the crowd after the vows are completed and pose for pictures. Her eyes will fall on the guest and she will see something absolutely disturbing. Somewhere in the crowd there is someone who decided not to follow the ultimate rule!
NEVER WEAR WHITE TO A WEDDING
- It’s not your day
- If the bride wanted you to look like her… PAUSE, she doesn’t, so that’s out of the question.
- It’s disrespectful to think that you should mirror or outshine the bride in any way.
It’s her day. Hopefully it is her first and last wedding. When your big day comes around you will not want anyone to steal your thunder. Keep this in mind when you are attending your next wedding.
Do you have any more rules for a wedding?