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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Hot Tip #1: Wedding Etiquette

It's your first wedding, but you aren't getting married. You've been invited to a friends wedding. Or it could be a co-workers but either way, there is etiquette that you should follow. It's simple and if you follow it, you'll have a great time at anybody's wedding.

First off, always dress nice. Even if it says, "Join us while we get married under water!" If you're a chick, wear a necklace. A guy, a tie. Think of it as going to church even though you probably haven't gone in years. Don't worry, you won't burn the second you walk into the chapel. I've already tested that theory.

Don't draw attention to yourself. Meaning: don't wear white. That's the brides job and she will take care of it just fine. She doesn't need someone stealing her show. Guys, this goes for you too. Don't wear white unless it's a white button-down shirt with a tie. If you've got balls, a bow-tie will work too.

During the receiving line (or greeting line after the ceremony), don't make rude comments like, "Your music wasn't loud enough," or "I really didn't hear your vows very well." This is a happy time, lie if you have too. "Oh what wonderful music and your vows were so original." Keep the comments short and the kisses to a minimum because the happy couple have many people to receive. They can't be spending all their time on you.

One of the most important rules is don't get drunk at the reception. Just because it's an open bar doesn't mean you have to drink everything in sight. You'll just embarrass yourself and the people who invited you. It just might be the last thing they'll ever invite you to. So remember that. "Hmm, if I want to walk outta here, 7 cosmos should be enough."

And if people look at you funny while you are dancing, you should stop. Especially if you dance like Elaine from Seinfeld. Oh man that's some bad dancing. Just remember that a reception is a party for the couple and all their family and friends. So have fun and remember the rules. You just might be invited to another one. And if this is your wedding, you can get drunk.


TonyM said...

so in the receiving line is it ok for me to kiss the groom? maybe i shouldn't give any tongue.

another tip: don't leave with the center piece from your table. nothing says 'double wide trailer park white trash' like that!

Jessi said...

Only if you and the groom had a past.

Good tip, not only would you be trailor trash but you'd be DOUBLE WIDE! How aweful.

TonyM said...

well, ok, I won't kiss him in the receiving line, just do him in the coat closet.

another tip: don't leave your camera on the table at the reception. someone will take it into the rest room and take pictures of 'things'!

Jessi said...

Hmm, Tony has a lot of tips of things not to do. Maybe they are from experience? Share with us T.

TonyM said...

I've been to a few weddings and made observations....

Jessi said...

I went to mine and would change a lot of crap that happened. But I decided to make this more of an attendee tip.

I've got tons for the couple.