Wedding Etiquette for the Couple

How to Create a Memorable Wedding

Posted by Liz Taylor Jul 27, 2014

I went to Barbie and Ken’s wedding last weekend in Napa Valley. The ceremony and reception were held at the spectacular Auberge du Soleil. We were greeted with welcome baskets filled with delicious chocolates, gourmet cookies, snacks, elephant wine bottle holders and a thoughtful welcome letter. The Mother of the Groom hosted a beautiful wine tour, we attended a fabulous rehearsal dinner the night before… before you think that all of this is over-the-top; the couple did the most important task of all- made every guest feel like gold. It was one of the more intimate, beautiful weddings I’ve had the pleasure of attending and I’d like to tell you how to create the same event.

1)      Talk to each of your guests and make sure they know that you are very happy they came or specifically call out why you are happy for their friendship.

2)      Give a toast to the event; you are the one throwing the big party so make sure to thank your family and friends for their efforts. The groom of the wedding I attended last weekend was so thankful for his lovely bride that he teared up which made me emotional. It was beautiful and I felt so much love in the room.

3)      Allow guests to capture special moments from their smartphone. We live in a digital time where people love to post pictures on Instagram and Facebook.

4)      Think through your table seating arrangements to limit awkward conversations between guests.

5)      Put a personal touch on your big day. What sets you apart from other couples? This couple passed out a funny picture of a scene they created from peeps (the candy). It was a joke that is only funny to the people who know the couple.

To conclude, a wedding isn’t about the glitz, glamour and financial burden as much as it’s about celebrating love and making people feel welcome to toast your big day. Happy Wedding Season!



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