Wedding don’ts

We have all attended enough weddings in order to realize that there are some things that people should simply not do. The bride and groom have dedicated months of their lives in order to make this day special not only for them, but for you as well, there is no reason to ruin it with inappropriate behavior.

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The first thing you need to avoid is wearing white. If you are a woman invited at a wedding do not under any circumstances wear white. This is the first and most important thing when it comes to your dress. It should not be white. One other thing your dress should definitely not be is tacky. Try to look decent and do your best to not embarrass either the bride or the groom with an outrageous outfit.

Now that we’ve discussed outfits, we need to discuss manners. It is okay to drink at a wedding, that’s why all the alcohol is there for, but it is absolutely not okay to get drunk at a wedding. Believe it or not, everyone can notice when you are drunk. Even if you think you are okay and you are not doing anything wrong, people can always tell when you’ve had one too many drinks. This leads us to rule number three: don’t get drunk and cause a scene.

We all get that for some people weddings can be depressing, because they end up thinking that it could have been them the ones to find eternal happiness, but this is not the place nor the time to cause a scene. In order for anyone to understand what exactly causing a scene means, you should know that it includes: inappropriate dancing, inappropriate speeches, inappropriate arguments or inappropriate jokes. If you know you have been drinking at that wedding, all of the above mentioned behaviors are strictly forbidden.

One other thing you should not do while at a wedding is trying to find your soul mate. You should probably know that that only works in movies. In real life, there are hardly any people at a wedding that you have something in common with. So in order to save you the disappointment, just don’t try to flirt with anyone and get mistaken for a weird or awkward person.

We know it is a wedding and that it has a lot of food and this is exactly why you should keep in mind to also stop eating at some point. The food may be great, but nobody will want to deal with you once you get sick. And one other thing when it comes to the food: try to eat it properly and try to have some table manners.

These are pretty much all the things you should avoid doing at a wedding. Other than that, remember to congratulate the young couple and to have loads of fun.

Weddings on social media

Going through my mid- twenties, it’s been about two or even three years since all my close friends have found their significant others and decided to get married. It’s been about two years ever since I started attending weddings as a spare time activity.

In the past, if you were to get married, you only affected your close friends and your family members, but it seems that this has changed a lot in the past few years. This is mainly because most people have no clue on how exactly social media works and they seem to think that it’s appropriate to post every single detail of your life online. And since social media also allows us to check up on friends of our friends, I feel like I’ve become acquainted with dozens of people I have nothing in common with.

For instance, Nadia has just announced her engagement on a social network. I don’t personally know Nadia, nor is she my friend on said social network, but I still find out about the happy event, how it took place, when and where, because Nadia is friends with George, a former high school classmate of mine with whom I haven’t spoken for years, but am friends on this social network. A couple of clicks latter and I also find that Nadia has already set the date for her wedding and a couple of days later people start congratulating her on her pregnancy.

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You should all keep in mind that I have never asked for this type of information, nor do I know what to do with it. Now I’m not quite sure if it’s Nadia’s fault for sharing all the details of her personal life and not caring that complete strangers have access to it, or if it’s the fault of the social network for having a less than thoughtful privacy policy.

The bottom line here is that when you get to be my age, Nadia is not a singular case. There are tens and maybe hundreds of Nadias out there and even if you want it or not, you still get to find out things about their lives. And for those of us who use social networks strictly to keep in touch with our close friends, for those of us who are extremely careful what they post on social networks, this is definitely one of the most annoying things.

So my advice would be to take a page out of our parents’ book and learn how to be discreet about certain events in our lives. Not everyone is interested in your wedding ring, your wedding cake or how you stumbled on the dance floor during your first dance as husband and wife. These are your memories and it would be best if you would keep them for yourself.

 

Take Stress Out Of Your Wedding with Simple Guide

 

Apart from death and divorce getting married can be one of the most stressful things in life. However, planning your wedding should be a wonderful experience. Without great planning, your wedding can be very hectic and you can quickly feel overwhelmed by the escalating costs and the sheer volume of the amount of work that you need to do. To ensure that your wedding goes on without any hitch,

Follow these simple wedding tips.

  • Seek help; recruit the most creative, organized, and enthusiastic friend to assist you in planning the wedding. This will immediately cut down your workload eventually minimizing your stress. If you are able to delegate responsibility, do it.
  • Book the wedding venue in advance; book the church or the reception venue well in advance. This will give you ample time to plan for the wedding and the guests so that they are free on that day. If you want to make an advance booking, 1 or 2 years in advance booking is ideal.
  • Get a license; depending on which part of the world you are in, the rules of wedding and marriage will always vary. Be compliant with whatever is required by the law. This is all about weddings etc.
  • Set the budget; the size of your budget will affect every other action that you are planning to engage in. So, spend enough time working on the budget based on what you can afford and what you believe is important to spend on that day. Once you have budgeted, divide it to cover the cost associated with planning and executions
  • Have a wedding theme; most couples like to have a theme for their wedding. When looking for the best theme for your wedding consider what reflects your personality and what can easily be managed within the scope of the budget.

Final thought

There is no right or wrong way of planning your wedding. This is why it ions important to check all the details for your wedding to be successful. This is actually all about weddings etc.