The dos and don’ts of wedding day etiquette

It’s widely accepted that most conventional wedding traditions can be tweaked. However, there are a few rules of etiquette that may raise a few eyebrows if not followed correctly.

1. Don’t be inconsistent when inviting guests

Be consistent and you won’t be seen as playing favourites. If you are allowing guests to bring long-term partners, or even children, don’t turn away any you don’t know personally.

2. Do chase up RSVPs

If you haven’t received a confirmation from someone you have invited to your wedding, follow it up and find out whether they will be attending. If you assume that a lack of response means the person isn’t coming, you’ll find it very problematic if they turn up on the day and you haven’t factored them into the seating plan.

3. Do remember to buy gifts for the wedding party

The newlyweds are generally expected to purchase gifts for the bride’s parents, the maid of honour, the bridesmaids and the groomsmen, as it shows your gratitude for all their help both in the run up to the big day and during the wedding itself.

4. Don’t forget to thank all the relevant people

The groom’s speech will cover most of the thanks, but it’s proper etiquette to send out letters to guests after the wedding to thank them for their attendance and gifts.

The list of details to remember for your special day can be plentiful. For help with etiquette and wedding day planning, contact the team here at Delamere Manor, one of the top Tarporley wedding venues, and get your preparations off to a great start.

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