Yet another colorful wedding invitation? You’re pleased at being invited. But what if you are in a dilemma as to whether to attend the event or not? Or what if you have some other commitment on the wedding date?
Here are some tips and suggestions on how to deal with wedding invitation.
1. If you are not keen at all on attending the wedding, don’t go. In fact, it doesn’t matter that much if you are not closely attached with the bride or the groom, or if the relation is not important for you. However, in case you do not plan to attend the wedding, inform the couple well beforehand. Even if you plan to attend the event, notify the couple as soon as possible so that they can plan their events accordingly.
2. When you are not attending a wedding, people will not expect you to send a gift. But if you did, it would definitely be appreciated. A good idea in such situations could be sending a card with your best wishes to the bride and groom.
3. Before asking the host if you could take a guest along with you to the invitation, please remember the fact that weddings are expensive affairs. Each additional guest means additional cost to the hosts.
4. Observe carefully the envelope of the invitation. Find out who it is addressed to. If the addressee is you only, you should bear this in mind that your hosts expect you to attend the wedding alone. Still, if you would rather not attend the event alone, check out with the couple if they have invited other common friends as well. You can then accompany the friends to the celebration.
5. Being a good guest is not as difficult as we imagine it to be. Remember, a couple’s wedding is the most important day for them as well as for their families. So, on that day, you should be particularly sensitive to the feelings of the ‘couple’.
6. While attending a wedding, put the wedding couples’ happiness ahead of yours. The couple and their families have invited you so that you could be a part of their celebrations, but the event is not organized to indulge you. Hence, it is of prime importance that you stick to the simple rules of courtesy and sensitivity.