Wroxall Abbey’s Guide to the Ultimate Wedding Etiquette
Here at Wroxall Abbey Hotel we have hosted many weddings in our time and have seen the best and worst in wedding guest etiquette. No matter whether you are attending an intimate ceremony in somebody’s garden or a lavish affair in a listed country mansion, your best behaviour is expected. However, if you are new to the wedding scene and haven’t attended one before or simply want to brush up on your p’s and q’s then our expert guide will help you avoid any faux pas.
Arrive on time
Punctuality is key especially when it comes to weddings. If you are attending a wedding that is in an unfamiliar location, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get there. On the other hand if know that you are going to have a long-ish drive ahead of you, it can be a good idea to stay over the night before. This will save you having to worry about driving, or travelling a long distance by public transport on the day, meaning that you can enjoy exploring the location while you’re there. As one of the most popular wedding venues in west midlands, we have a team of dedicated wedding coordinators that will ensure your special day runs smoothly and on-time.
Check out the dress code
Ensure that you look at the invitation for a dress code and abide by it. Black tie or white tie means just that, and if you don’t have the correct clothes in your wardrobe, you will need to hire or purchase the necessary items. However when an invite does not feature a dress code, opt for a safe option. Traditionally this means a morning dress for men and a seasonally-appropriate dress or suit for women. In recent times the modern wedding is becoming a less formal affair than it once was, so it is always best to check with member of the wedding party before you go.
Give as generously as you can
Gift giving is a norm at all types of weddings. Many couples either register an online or retailer-based wedding list, making it easy for you to make a contribution. You shouldn’t spend more than you can comfortably afford, but do give generously to make this occasion special. Browse the list carefully, but don’t delay, because the less expensive gifts are likely to be bought early on.
Be on your best behaviour
A wedding day is the most memorable and special occasion for a couple, making it even more important that you act respectfully at all times. Try to any avoid embarrassing alcohol-fuelled situations that you might later look back on. Above all, remember this: you were invited because the couple wanted you to be there, so relax, be yourself, and don’t let your etiquette-related worries prevent you enjoying the wedding.
As one of the most sort-after Warwickshire wedding venues ,we are continuously going that extra mile for couples and wedding guests. We hope that you take onboard our advice and have the most enjoyable day. To book an appointment with our expert wedding team, simply call 01926 484 470 today.