How To Be a Proper Wedding Reception Guest

How To Be a Proper Wedding Reception Guest

Nobody wants to be that one guest at the wedding reception who causes a scene and becomes the story that people talk about for years to come. Being on your best behavior shouldn’t be that much of a challenge, but mistakes sometimes happen, or we act without thinking. Fortunately, there are easy ways to be a proper wedding reception guest. By following these tips, you can help ensure that everybody has a good time and that any mishaps won’t be your doing.

Don’t Bring Unexpected Guests

If you’re lucky enough to get invited to a wedding or reception, one of the rudest things you can do as a guest is ask to bring along a date or a plus-one. Something you can do that’s even ruder than that is bring someone along without asking at all.

Weddings require a lot of careful planning, from seating arrangements to catering details, and chances are the couple carefully chose the guest list. Bringing along an extra person can create awkward situations and make things uncomfortable for you, the couple, and your guest of choice. Unless your invite explicitly allows for a plus-one, don’t bring one.

Don’t Stand Out

One of the best ways to be a proper wedding reception guest is to avoid doing anything that makes you stand out. Remember that this day is supposed to be about the couple and their union. Try to avoid being overly loud or doing anything that might draw attention to you. If you plan to tear up the dance floor, try to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. Keeping your tuxedo shirt tucked in while dancing can go a long way when it comes to avoiding certain mishaps. The general rule is to just be on your best behavior and not make the event about you.

Don’t Overindulge

Every wedding reception has its own rules when it comes to food and drink. Whether the couple opted for a buffet or caterers walking around with trays of appetizers, you should try to eat in moderation. Nobody wants to deal with the person who took all of the coconut shrimp for themselves. If there’s an open bar, try to drink in moderation and remain in control of yourself throughout the evening. Inebriated slip-ups are some of the most common blunders at wedding receptions and are easy enough to avoid.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.