Weddings, apart from being the most special day of your life they are also big events that need to be planned and choreographed correctly to be successful. With that in mind read the guide below to find out what some of the most common faux pas are, and how to avoid them altogether.
Forgetting to invite someone
Urgh, one of the most embarrassing and annoying weddings faux pas is forgetting to invite someone important. It could be that there invite got lost, or you haven’t seen them for a while as they got left off of the first draft of the list. But whatever the reason it can be very awkward trying to explain why everyone else has received their invites and they have not.
So what can you do in this situation? Well if you have genuinely missed them off completely, and you think they will be upset by this, it may be better to use a little white lie and tell them that their invite was lost by the postman. Yes, I know it’s not wholly honest, but to save their feeling, I guess it’s OK?
Badly matching rings
Another wedding faux pas that you really don’t want to make is picking rings that don’t compliment each other. Remember you have spent all that time choosing the perfect diamond for your engagement ring, and getting the style just right, so you really should do it justice by picking a wedding ring that matches it well and shows it off to its best advantage.
One tip for doing this include trying to keep the colours of the metal the same. So if your engagement ring is white gold, your wedding ring should be too.
Also, think about the shape of your wedding ring, if you have a large diamond in your engagement ring, you may need to go for a V-shaped wedding ring, so its sits flush to the stone.
Going over budget
One of the biggest faux pas folks make when they get married is to spend every last penny on the wedding. Yup, I get that you want it to be a special day. But it can also help to have a little foresight.
The marriage isn’t the end of something, it’s actually beginning of your life together, and do you really want to start that life completely flat broke? Probably not. So don’t let your wedding costs get too out of hand, as all you are doing is putting more strain on the first few months of your marriage.
Proving too much alcohol
Lastly, everyone loves a wedding where the bar is free, right? But is it always a good idea to provide drink all night? Well, it really depends on what you are going for. It can help everyone get up, and dance and have a good time.
However, if you have guests that are likely to be daft and drink a little too much, you may end up with more trouble than you bargained for. Something you probably don’t want to risk on your wedding day.