Frequently asked questions by guests
We all know that the bride and groom will be pre-occupied in the final countdown to the wedding, with final plans and finishing touches to sort, and won’t be on hand to answer all your questions on the big day. Take a look through our frequently asked questions to make sure you have everything you need to know.
Where to sit?
Knowing where to sit in the church can often be a sticky situation if there are no ushers to guide you. Traditionally the brides guests would sit on the left, and the grooms on the right, but the choice is down to the couple. Nowadays it’s popular for couples to requests all their guests sit together and not choose a side.
Weddings are traditionally more formal occasions – not a time for trackies or board shots (unless they put that on the invite). Just remember to avoid white!
Unless the couple have specifically asked for money towards a honeymoon or something else, it is etiquette to bring a gift. This could be something simple like a photo frame or album for them to use when they get their professional photos back, newlywed mugs, or even just a card congratulating them.
Photography & Social media
With pretty much everyone having a form of photography through either a tablet or phone, it would be impossible to completely ban photos and social media, but some couples prefer to keep it to a minimum.They have forked out for a professional photographer after all! They’ll usually let you know before the day either on the invites, through social media (oh the irony) or on their wedding website. Other couples claim an Instagram hashtag – usually something like #annaandtomsbigday2018 – so they can easily see all their guests photos after the wedding. They’ll either pop this info on the invites or on the tables around the wedding venue. Take a look at our blog on the Rise of Wedding Social Media.
Plus ones are made entirely clear on the invites. If the invite is addressed to you and says ‘plus a guest’ then assume you can invite your significant other, but, if it’s addressed to only yourself DO NOT invite anyone else. Don’t even ask the question and definitely don’t just bring them along on the day. The couple will have given numbers to their venue, arranged their food around it plus really only want the people they love (and know) in their wedding pictures.
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