It’s that time of year again. The bridal magazines glisten from their spots on the magazine rack as you wait to checkout in line at the store, sparkly diamonds shine from jewelry store display windows, and glowing brides-to-be, sometimes with groom-to-be in tow, make their way into bakeries for cake tasting.
Ah yes, wedding season is upon us. If it hasn’t already started, before you know it, your mailbox will be sprinkled with save-the-dates, bridal-shower invitations, and wedding invites. For those of you who have already had your big day, you might experience a variety of emotions ranging from excitement for the couple, nostalgia as you relive your wedding day, or relief that you are no longer going through the process of planning your own nuptials. For those of you who have not yet took the plunge you might be thinking about when it will be your turn to head down the aisle or you might be wondering what the heck they are doing.
At any rate, your mission — should you decide to RSVP — is to be the best wedding guest ever. The kind the couple will want to be there beside them even as they celebrate their anniversaries in the years to come. The kind whose thank-you card won’t somehow get “lost” in the mail. Much like so many things, the golden rule applies to weddings too: treat the bride and groom’s wedding the way you would want them to treat yours (or your child’s, when they grow up).
Looking back at my own experience and enlisting some ideas from a few friends who married within the past couple years, here are 15 tips to help you be the best wedding guest ever!
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You know that saying — experience is the best teacher? I learned a lot from my experience of being both a guest and the bride. But of course, I didn’t learn everything. So tell me: what did I leave out? Any tips on how you can be the best wedding guest ever?
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