Wedding Guest Rules and Responsibilities You Need to Know

There is a lot of wedding etiquette for a wedding guest to keep track of, and so many wedding guest missteps are the result of guests simply not knowing better. (We cringe when we think of how long it took us to send back RSVPs in our younger years!) To help you survive wedding season, we've put together a list of the rights and responsibilities every wedding guest (and engaged couple!) should know.



                                                                         Wedding Guest Rights and Responsibilities


                You have the responsibility to…


                                    ~Send in your RSVP by the date required.

                                    ~Actually show up if you RSVP “yes.”

                                    ~Arrive at the ceremony on time.

                                    ~Adhere to any dress codes mentioned on the invitation or wedding website.

                                    ~Not bring anyone to the wedding who wasn’t specifically invited.

                                    ~Silence your phone during the ceremony.

                                    ~Respect the couples’ wishes with regard to taking photos/sharing photos on social media.




                 You have the right to…


                                       ~Expect a wedding invitation if you receive a save the date.

                                       ~RSVP “no” if you can’t or don’t want to attend.

                                       ~Call or email the couple if you need clarification on any aspect of the wedding.

                                       ~Send a gift after the wedding or not send a gift at all.

                                       ~Expect a timely thank you note for any gifts you give.

                                       ~Take advantage of the open bar.

                                       ~Bust a move on the dance floor.