So, you have an upcoming wedding ceremony to attend and you have no idea what to wear, who to bring as your plus one and how to do your makeup. They’re all quite common dilemmas in the inner workings of a guest’s mind.
1. Don’t Wear White – Respect Tradition
The most obvious wedding guest rule of the bunch is the “no white” rule. You can’t upstage the bride. Ideally, she should be the only one present in white. This doesn’t mean that your outfit can’t have some degree of white in it, it just means you might want to put that long white lace dress in the back of your closet for the time being.
2. Don’t Wear Black Either – You’re Not at a Funeral
Whilst some all black assembles may look incredibly sophisticated and elegant, it’s probably not a good idea to wear black to a wedding. You don’t want to look like you’re at a funeral and instead of mourning the death of a loved one, you’re mourning the happy couple’s marriage. It’s not a positive message. According to the Telegraph, “head-to-toe black is never a good idea for a wedding”.
3. Buy a Wedding Gift Early – Don’t Procrastinate
According to Glamour Magazine, it is better for guests to choose a gift included on the registry (if there is one). This is to ensure that the couple will receive something that they will actually want and use. If there is no registry, use your imagination. It is better to buy this wedding gift early and avoid leaving it until the day before the wedding. Don’t forget to put a little more effort into your wrapping for this one! Add a few white ribbons for that extra bit of glam.
Other gifts you could consider buying a couple is vouchers or money towards their Wedding Venue of choice. The couple could opt for a Gloucestershire Hotel Wedding Venue for instance so money towards a nights stay would be lovely and one less thing to worry about on the day.
4. Keep your Makeup Simple – Skip the “Drag Queen Act”
Weddings are not really the right place to sport the latest Lady Gaga makeup look. Keep it simple and fresh. Many brides hire professional makeup artists to help them look their best on their big day. As a guest, this probably isn’t necessary for you but if you want to make an extra effort, have a look around for the best brands of makeup in your area. Many people believe that, for the ultimate flawless finish, all you need is a good quality collection of tools.
5. Don’t be too Clingy – Let the Couple Breathe
It can be easy to get carried away at weddings. Of course it is important to offer the bride and groom your congratulations and speak with them at times throughout the wedding. However, don’t overdo it. The couple have a lot of guests to get through and sometimes it can be exhausting. Give them space to breathe and enjoy yourself at the same time.