Wedding etiquette can be a downright awful affair if you don’t know where to start, or better said, which of the etiquette rules are still standing, even today, in 2018. Of course, things have changed a lot since your mom got married, but some of the rules are still as strong as they were a couple of decades ago.
What are the mistakes you might be tempted to make, but which should be definitely avoided? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
· Not being very clear, with absolutely everyone, on who is invited and who is not invited. It’s perfectly fine to not invite plus-ones (unless they’re married or in very serious relationships). And yes, it’s OK to not want to invite kids as well. These are personal choices and your guests will definitely want to respect that. However, if you want to do this, you want to make sure you are very clear about it from the RSVPs. Simply wording the RSVPs in a way that makes it clear who’s invited and who’s not will make the world of a difference and will avoid very awkward situations on both sides!
· Not specifying the location of the wedding on your Save the Dates. It may feel there’s a very long way to go between now and the wedding, but the reason you’re sending out Save the Dates is because you want to make sure everyone can attend. That means some people will have to take a day or two off work, they have to make travel arrangements, as well as financial plans – and to do that, they need not only the date of the wedding, but also the location. Make sure you include it!
· Using pre-printed Thank You cards. Your guests took the time to actually attend your wedding, bring a gift, and celebrate your love story. Each of them deserves a hand-written Thank You card from you and there’s absolutely no negotiation on this! Yes, it may take a bit of time to actually write down your thank you notes (especially if you have a lot of guests), but it’s the right thing to do!