Bring a gift:
Whether it is a card with cash, something off of the registry, or something from the heart, do bring SOMETHING for the happy couple. It’s just what you do, and in a way it shows you put thought and effort into their big day, too.
Dress for the occasion:
Generally, weddings call for fancier attire than your day-to-day wardrobe demands. However, it’s always a good idea to check if your wedding has some sort of a theme. If the theme is fancy, glam, and over-the-top, the usual sundress or pastel button down might not cut it. The same goes for dressing down. If the wedding is more rustic or rugged, perhaps even outside, a floor-length, dramatic dress or five inch heels might be a little overkill.
Looking nice doesn’t mean you have to be miserable. Dress in a way that makes you comfortable. If you’re feeling like the nice loafers or fancy heels are a must, a good tip is to bring another pair of shoes with you. That way, when the reception starts and the music is playing, you can dance the night away without going barefoot. These strappy sandals are the perfect mix of comfy and cute!
Just because it isn’t YOUR wedding day doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Weddings are supposed to be celebrations of love, so celebrate! Mingle with strangers, dance your heart out and have fun. It will make the two lovebirds happy to see you enjoying yourself.
Chances are, there will be a photographer at the wedding capturing all of the special moments. However, don’t be afraid to take pics at the reception with friends! Sometimes the best pictures are the ones taken by accident, the candids, the funny snapchats… you get the idea. Just don’t get too camera crazy.
Ever heard the saying, if it’s not your wedding, don’t wear white? This may sound like a suggestion, but it actually is a good rule to follow. By wearing white (as in a solid white dress with no other color) you might send the signal that you want attention. But it isn’t your big day, so don’t try to steal the show.
Don’t wear (just) black:
This one is so difficult for me, because practically every nice piece of clothing I have is black (it’s flattering, alright?). But wearing all black to a wedding is kind of… well, depressing. So if you must, make sure to add a pop of color somehow. Bright shoes like these I found from Truth, or a bold necklace can break up the monotony.
Don’t drink too much:
Drinking at a wedding is pretty normal. Most weddings have some sort of bar service, whether it’s an open bar or you pay per drink. But just make sure you drink responsibly. You don’t want to be that drunk weirdo everyone remembers the wedding by. Or hey, maybe you do. I just wouldn’t suggest it.
Planning a proposal at someone else’s wedding is a big no-no. You should be excited for the married couple, not the couple that just got engaged and stole the bride/groom’s thunder. There are plenty of cute ways to propose, such as this! But if for some reason you are REALLY think it is a good idea to propose that day, I’d suggest clearing it with the ones getting married first. Who knows, maybe they will even want to help you do it!
Author: Melissa Johnson
Melissa is an adventurous college student that loves being outside. She also loves making art and doing crafty DIYs. This Wedding Blog will provide tips and tricks for both weddings and event planning, as well as style inspiration and DIY projects. Make sure to follow the blog and come back every Thursday for more!