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9 Very Helpful Etiquette Tips for a Happy Wedding


 

Weddings are once in a lifetime affairs, and your family and friends have probably started to share the dos and do not’s at a wedding. From the invites to the seating, you want to do what’s considered proper. When in doubt, consult your wedding planner or ask your married friends how they approached certain issues. Their suggestions may turn out to be precious gems to help you avoid a ‘faux pas’. ExtraOrdinary Weddings has added a few suggestions here to help calm your trepidations and step confidently ahead in the planning process.


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FIRST IMPRESSIONS
If you are meeting your in-laws for the first time, do dress conservatively to make a good impression. If possible, plan the meeting over dinner at home or in a restaurant. Impromptu invitations to “come meet my parents now” could end up being awkward for both parties if they are not prepared.

RESPECT THE ELDERS
Sometimes, older folks may insist on incorporating certain wedding customs. Even if you dislike the idea, do not reject them outright. Always bear in mind your significant other’s feelings.

THEN AND NOW
Get your partner’s consent if you are planning to invite your “ex” to the wedding. The last thing you want is a fight to break out on the most important day of your life.

GATECRASHERS
When sending out invites, do state clearly the guests’ names and whether they can bring a partner or their family along. This is especially important if you prefer a wedding ceremony or dinner without the kids around.

BEST FRIENDS AND BRIDESMAIDS
Deciding which girlfriend to be your bridesmaid? Discuss with your partner on who would make the best maid-of-honour. Even if you have a best friend, she may not be able to take on the role. Arrange for other equally important roles for your other girlfriends or your partner’s sister(s). They can all be your bridesmaids.

MIND THE GAMES
If you know your parents or in-laws are a tad traditional, remind your friends not to overplay on the wedding games. Try to keep it simple.

WALKING DOWN THE AISLE
Traditionally, the father-of-the-bride walks his daughter down the aisle. Today, some brides have both parents doing the honours.

SILENCE, PLEASE
Want to ensure absolutely no interruptions during the exchanging of vows? - Simply have an announcement to remind your guests to switch off their mobile phones or pagers. Don’t forget to turn off yours too!

SMILE!
Keep a bright smile for the camera and your guests. You want all your wedding helpers, family and guests to be as happy as you are on this big day.




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