i

High Mountain Weddings

Five Things that Your Guests Shouldn’t Do at Your Tahoe Wedding

When you are planning a wedding, there are a lot of things that can go wrong or become temporary obstacles.  Once planned, though, you’d hope that everything would go smoothly.  That is not always the case, and you (or someone from your bridal party) might have to have an awkward conversation or two with guests.  The point is, though, that there are some things that guests simply shouldn’t do, and you shouldn’t shy away from a gentle reminder of that fact.

Budding Relationships Of course, it can be wonderful when two of your friends hit it off, and weddings are a great time for relationships to bud, but guests should be careful about who they are setting their sights on.  Feel free to step in if the romantic notions are aimed at someone who is married or otherwise committed.  A gentle, quiet comment can prevent a major issue later in the evening.

Failing to RSVP Even before the wedding celebration begins, you may find that you have a little trouble with guests.  When you are trying to get the headcount so you can finalize with the caterer, don’t be afraid to make a phone call, send a text, or an email, reminding those individuals that you’d love for them to attend, but need to know for sure.

Adding Extras Again, when you are trying to make that final headcount, it can be difficult to see an RSVP come through with the names of kids included, when you haven’t intended to involve kids in the celebration.  If you have sent an invitation to adults only and someone includes the names of kids on the RSVP, you should absolutely respond with a kind worded explanation.  Though uncomfortable, this is necessary.

Talking on the Phone This is your big day, and your guests should be giving you their attention.  Your bridal party should definitely speak up regarding your wishes regarding the use of cell phones and social media.  Reminders can also be given throughout the evening.

Drinking to Excess While you want your guests to enjoy themselves, it is absolutely okay to make a friendly suggestion that the alcohol be replaced with a glass of water when a guest becomes a bit sloppy.