3 Ways to Be a Great Wedding Guest

When you’re planning your wedding, it can be difficult to really picture how the guests will experience your big day. As a guest, you might be tempted to compare a wedding to your own wedding, whether it was years in the past or you’re still planning it. Here are a few ways to be a great wedding guest.


  • Dress appropriately: It might be surprising this even needs to be said, but many couples are shocked at what guests wear. Pay attention to the requested attire mentioned in the invitation, and remember that much of the old etiquette rules still apply.
  • Be happy: Whether the venue, food, or music is to your taste or not, enjoy the day as a celebration of the couple’s love. You might not have made the same choices, but the bride and groom did because it’s what they liked. Don’t complain about it.
  • Be inspired: If you’re planning your own wedding, go to other weddings with an open mind. You might see some of the same ideas you’ve been considering, or even be at the same venue. Pay attention to what works and what doesn’t, and what you love as a guest instead of as a bride.

If you are planning a wedding in Northern Virginia, you can find plenty of help and inspiration with our vendors. Check out what they have to offer and find out what they can do to make your wedding dreams come true.

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