How to be an awesome wedding guest

When it comes to being a ‘good’ wedding guest, there is generally a strict set of unspoken rules that you should follow.

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For the happy couple, their wedding day will be one of the most important of their lives. If you have been invited to share this day with them then it’s a good sign that the couple hold you in high regard. For this reason it’s important to behave appropriately and avoid, where possible, creating some of the most common wedding faux pas if you possibly can.

Here are your top tips to being an awesome wedding guest.


If you’ve been invited to a wedding then the worst thing you can do is forget or neglect to RSVP. The couple need numbers to create table plans, organise food and manage their budget. Failing to acknowledge or respond to their invite is the height of rudeness.

Dress appropriately

According to an article in The Huffington Post, dressing skimpily, wearing white or dressing too similarly to the bridesmaids all feature on the list of the ‘top 20 annoying things’ that wedding guests can do. You don’t want to be ‘that’ person who upstages the bride, dresses too casually or makes the wrong impression. With a vast range of wedding guest dresses ( on the market, it’s not hard to find the perfect look for you.

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Posting on social media

In the modern age it’s common for people to post their every move on social media platforms. But many brides and grooms want to do this themselves rather than seeing themselves tagged in an array of blurry photos from guests. Be respectful and keep your photos to yourself until the bride and groom give their approval.

Drinking too much

Weddings are often boozy affairs but drinking too much could lead to the sort of conflict that has potential to ruin the day. So enjoy yourself but celebrate responsibly unless you want to face the wrath of the bride and groom alongside a raging hangover.

Bring a gift

It doesn’t have to be much, but after the happy couple have paid for you to eat, drink and be part of their day it’s generally the ‘done thing’ to bring a token gift or card by means of thanks and congratulations.

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