BRING AN UNINVITED PLUS-ONE | Unless your invitation specifically includes a plus-one, don't show up with a guest on the fly.
POST WITHOUT PERMISSION | When in doubt, pause before you post. Especially big reveals like the bride in her dress BEFORE the ceremony begins.
MAKE CRITICAL COMMENTS | This is not the time or place to be a Debbie Downer. Remember, if you can't say anything nice...eat cake and zip your lip.
DISREGARD THE DRESS CODE | Make sure to reference the invitation for any specific dress code guidelines. If there's nothing noted, let the venue, time of day, and formality of the invitation be your guest fashion cues.
SHOW UP WAY TOO EARLY | We get it, you're excited to celebrate. But don't intrude on private moments before the day officially kicks off.
FORGET TO RSVP | So much time and effort goes into seating charts and meal planning, so if you plan on attending it's an absolute must to RSVP.
ANNOUNCE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS AT DINNER | Make sure to inform the couple of any dietary restrictions well in advance (preferably, when you RSVP) so everyone can avoid last-minute stress.
TRY TO RUN THE SHOW | Unless specifically asked, leave it to the professionals the couple has hired to let the wedding day run smoothly.
WEAR WHITE | This may seem like an old-fashioned rule, but avoiding white at a wedding is still always a good idea.
ABUSE THE OPEN BAR | You know who we're talking to...
BRING KIDS WHEN THEY'RE NOT INVITED | Be respectful of the couple's wishes when it comes to bringing kids to the wedding. When in doubt, just ask!
BE AFRAID TO DANCE | Don't be too cool for the dance floor. Trust us, they'll LOVE seeing all their guests cutting loose and having fun.
Photo courtesy of Sara Hassedt Photography