Wanting to stand out among the guests is normal, and it is possible to do so while staying within proper wedding guest etiquette. Proper wedding guest etiquette demands that every guest must quietly blend into the background and let the bride and groom shine; failure to do so means you are a bad and inconsiderate guest notes Peggy Post in Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette. There is a way to balance making an impression at a wedding and allowing the bride to remain the center of attention.
Things You'll Need
- Wedding outfit
Offer the bride and groom additional help. The wedding is a special time for them, but it can be overshadowed by the enormous task of hosting. If you offer to assist, even in a small way, such as taking charge of the guest book, the bride and groom will remember your generosity and you will be a standout guest in their minds.
Wear a unique outfit and accessorize wisely. A dress that has a different pattern or silhouette can make a big difference when compared to other dresses guests may be wearing. Adding a colorful necklace or earrings can also add more personality to an outfit without making it seem as though you are trying too hard to stick out.
Dance and talk to different guests during the reception. Varied social interaction makes you appear open, friendly and full of confidence. Give each person some individual attention. While it may not be possible to interact with every guest, you will be remembered as someone who understands how to make others feel as if they stand out.
Tips & Warnings
- Wear an outfit that stands out but still fits with the season and theme of the wedding.
- Do not overbear other guests with conversation and dance appropriately as it is a formal occasion.
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