Wedding Etiquette: Outdated or Timeless?
Wedding trends are a constant topic with wedding vendors. As each new year rolls in, we predict which trends are going to pop up and which will be left behind. Has wedding etiquette become a thing of the past?
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Etiquette (n.) : The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
Some standard wedding traditions are being updated, but not all wedding etiquette should be thrown out completely.
Yes, overall, your wedding day is about you and your spouse-to-be and the lifelong commitment you’re making to each other. However, your reception is for you to thank your loved ones for playing a role in your love story and for coming to celebrate your joy on your wedding day.
It will never be acceptable to be rude to you guests. Instead, do everything you can to make them feel comfortable. Proper wedding etiquette was created for this exact purpose.
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Wedding etiquette benefits
- The style of the invitation can give your guests a glimpse of the formality of your wedding.
- Proper addressing makes it clear who is invited and who isn’t. There will be no more confusion about whether someone can bring their kids or a plus one! Whew!
- The correct amount of postage ensures your guests won’t owe money before receiving your invitation.
- For more formal weddings, you also have the option of including the dress code on the invitation. After all, no one wants to show up way under dressed.
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Ultimately, being considerate to your wedding guests is a timeless tradition. It will never go out of style! What traditions do you think are here to stay? Which ones need a little updating?
To learn how to apply wedding etiquette to your wedding invitations, check out my post on how to word your wedding invitations!