There are lots of advice out in the world on wedding etiquette. Here we suggest 3 things you should do and 3 things you shouldn’t do.




Weddings are happy occasions and everyone is usually in good spirits. Use this as an opportunity to enjoy yourself, meet some new faces and chat to the newlywed’s relatives. It’s always lovely for them to hear guests are enjoying the occasion.

Drink Responsibly

It’s the perfect occasion to enjoy some prosecco in the sun, but try to pace yourself. You want to remember the occasion and share in the happy couple’s big day, not see an embarrassing video of yourself attempt at the latest dance craze on social media the next day.

Say Thanks to the Happy Couple

The day will have absolutely flown by for the happy couple, but a quick ‘thank you’ will always be appreciated. Let them know you’ve enjoyed celebrating with them and wish them well in the new chapter of their lives. Awww.



Wear White

This may seem a bit obvious, but it happens. It’s sometimes difficult to resist buying a fresh white dress, especially in the summer months – but it’s always best not to let people think you’re upstaging the bride (however non-bridal the dress might be). If you like paler colours, go for pastels. If that’s not your thing, go for a bold colour or pretty patterns.

Leave Before the Cake Gets Cut

The cutting of the cake usually marks that the day is almost over, and is an acceptable time to head home… unless of course the party’s just getting started and you want to carry on celebrating!

Share Wedding Photos Without Permission

Of course you want to take lots of photos of two people you care about’s special day. For some couples, it’s a good idea to wait until they’ve posted their own pictures online before sharing your personal ones. This way they get the pleasure of the ‘big reveal’ on social media! On the other hand, some couples like to share live updates of their special day using hashtags – if this is the case, make sure you don’t let your photo taking get in the way of you enjoying the moment.


For more advice on how to have the best day ever at Eskmills Venue, get in touch with our talented Wedding Planner, Dawn.