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13 Things You Should Never Do at a Wedding

By Lori Garcia |

When two people pledge their eternal devotion to each other before God and swarms of invited guests, it’s naturally cause for celebration.

When we consider the many tedious details that miraculously come together to create this special day (costing $27,021 on average), it’s terrifying to think a wedding day is only as safe as its drunkest guest.

Leave it to the bride’s attention-whore sorority sister or the groom’s lit bandmate to make a perfectly lovely day one to remember for all the wrong reasons.

In honor of the wedding month of June, we’ve rounded up 13 things you should never do at a wedding.

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13 Things Wedding You Should Never Do at a Wedding

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Don't even think about proposing to your girlfriend, announcing a pregnancy, or coming out of the closet on the couple's special day. Thunder-stealing is expressly prohibited.
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Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “13 Things You Should Never Do at a Wedding

  1. goddess says:

    I always take pictures at the wedding- ceremony, reception and all. However, I have a DSLR , use no flash and makes no noise.
    But- when I was married, I was SOOOOO grateful to all of those who DID take pix! I have a whole album of snapshots.

  2. Susie says:

    My wedding reception was in my Mom and Dad’s backyard. It was very nice, we even had Mariachis. My ex-brother in law did invite a strange guest. He went to the corner Jack-in-the-Box, and brought the Jack-in-the Box mascot to the reception. We all had a good laugh, and I’m sure the mascot got to drink and eat something.

  3. Lisa says:

    You should never go to the ceremony and just decide to stay at the reception because you were having too much fun. You should also never admit your feelings for the bride hours after she’s married one of your mates

  4. Amy Jo says:

    One of my very good girl friends wore a white dress to our wedding. I wasn’t too upset because I’m not that girl, but lots of people came up to me and commented on it. For that reason alone I would advise against it.

  5. Linda, T.O.O. says:

    I don’t get it. Are the editors instructing you guys to do these stock photo slideshows? It’s sincerely the worst thing about attempting to read this blog and I’ve never seen any positive feedback for them. Common sense would dicate only using the slideshow format if you have something to show us. Could the header include a “slideshow” marker so we don’t have to even click on these? It’s so annoying and unprofessional.

  6. Patty says:

    How about this, some of my husbands volleyball friends, Who happen to be a fairly wild bunch… of the girls was so drunk she pulled her dress top down and showed everyone her chest. Isn’t that nice? I did not see it but my maid of honor did!
    Patty Gatter, Owner

  7. bwsf says:

    At my wedding, we borrowed the use of the lawn of a big church near my mom’s house. As a result, it was requested that our reception be dry. However, we were allowed a couple of bottles of champagne for us and our parents and our wedding party (only a maid of honor and best man) to toast. A couple of my mom’s sisters were heard whining that they “should get some booze too, it’s not fair,” like a couple of kindergartners. Thankfully I didn’t find this out until later. And some notes from other people’s weddings: don’t wear white (JUST DON’T!) and don’t wear a formal dress unless it’s a formal wedding. There’s always one girl at every midwestern wedding that shows up in her old prom dress, and she sticks out like a sore thumb.

  8. DeathMetalMommy says:

    I have been to shockingly few weddings in my time, which is odd considering my age. The last wedding I attended, I believe I was a par of as maid of honor. However, in that I was 13 I actually didn’t have much to do with it.

    But I gave no toasts while inebriated. I was a quiet drunk.

  9. DRo says:

    My guess is that they are ordered to use the slide shows because it allows more advertisements. It’s BS.

  10. molly says:

    Don’t let your grandmother try to run the show. She ended up destroying my wedding completely becausehe was trying to take over because we didnt hire a wedding planner. I was miserable and barely talked to anyone the rest of the night. You can see it in my wedding pictures how miserable i am!

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