Updated: Mar 2
Wedding rules to follow, and we mean it. Because of the outdated guidelines that don’t apply to modern nuptials and the self-imposed ideas that couples pick up about a what a wedding is “supposed to be,” there will never be one big day blueprint that works for everyone. Hence, we’re giving you our most important rules we suggest you follow to ensure you have the perfect wedding day (credits to this article we found). We’re going to list our favorites. Let us know in the comments if you have any other wedding rules to follow that were not listed!
As the couple…
Due to the possibility of hurt feelings, don’t invite someone to a pre-wedding party if you don’t plan on inviting them to the wedding. Inviting someone to your shower and not the big day? That’s a no-no.
If you know the name of your guest’s plus one, include it on the invitation. It’ll make them feel truly welcome. Of course, if you’re simply offering someone a plus one and don’t know who they’ll bring, “and Guest” is fine.
Likewise, if someone sends you a gift, you must send them a thank-you card. No ifs, ands, or buts! A thoughtful, handwritten note is always best.
Never invite a guest to your wedding via text message or social media platform. A little bit of thought goes a long way. And the same goes for thank-you notes!
As the guest…
Don’t RSVP “yes” if there is a chance you won’t be able to make it to the wedding. If you’re uncertain or need more time, have an honest conversation with the couple. An empty “yes” can cause major headcount headaches.
Above all, always send your RSVP card back in a timely manner.
Arrive at the wedding events on time. It’s just common courtesy, right?
Guests are advised not to wear a white dress, unless asked to. Steer clear of cream and ivory, since white is reserved for the bride.