Weddings are a social gathering that will never diminish in today’s or our future’s society. That said, there are always different types of people from different cultures with different beliefs at every wedding. This article discusses ways to feel comfortable around different types of people at weddings and how to socially interact with them.
Including pets in a wedding can be a fun, original way to celebrate your union! Dress your doggy up as a groomsman or bridesmaid and take them up the aisle with you. But do have someone take the dog away during the actual ceremony so it doesn’t end up barking or doing something it shouldn’t!
If you’re having trouble coming up with a gift for your wedding guests, think of something useful. My parents had matchbooks printed with their wedding date, which was great when they got married as no one knew smoking was bad yet. Today I might have a candle with a tag engraved the wedding date instead as it’s far more healthy for them to burn that!
Sometimes a good wedding tip is to keep it simple! The more detailed and extravagant the more expensive. Sure it is the best moment of your life, but perhaps that money could be better spent on a house, or even the most amazing vacation ever which we colloquially call a honeymoon.
Between your ceremony and your reception there can be a long down-time for your guests. If they can’t be seated at their tables right away, choose a venue that has a bar or lounge available for them to hang out in while they wait for the guests of honor to arrive.
Always hunt for skilled, experienced photographers prior to making a final choice. You don’t want to end up with wedding pictures that you’re unhappy with. Ask family members or look at online reviews to find a good photographer.
Having a guestbook or reception video is an excellent way for each guest to be able to share their thoughts and memories with you. You can look back on it later as your relationship grows and remember all the people who are most important to you and how much they factor into your life together.
When trying to pare down the guest list, consider who is paying for the wedding, and then allocate them more seats. If the bride’s father is footing the bill, then her side of the family should be permitted to attend. If the couple is paying for the wedding themselves, then they should split the number of attendees in half for each side.
Look for unique and memorable ways to incorporate fresh and silk cut flowers into your wedding decor at both the ceremony and reception site. If your venue is outdoors, tie a hemp or twine rope between two trees or posts. Next, use old-fashioned wooden clothespins to clip cascades of blooms, leaves, and stems on the line. This creates a gorgeous backdrop that can include the bride’s signature flowers and wedding colors.
If the bride or groom has served his or her country, incorporate patriotic touches into the wedding ceremony, reception, and decor. Add flashes of bold red, bright blue, and platinum or ivory accents to floral arrangements and centerpieces. Vintage all-American glass bottles, crates, and memorabilia can be subtly used as part of table arrangements or around the guest book.
As we have come to find, weddings invite an array of people from an array of backgrounds. Not everybody there will have the same point of view. However, there are ways to get along with everybody and be the “Switzerland” of the group. Just apply the aforementioned advice from this article and you will be a professional, adaptive wedding guest!