How To Be A Great Wedding Guest

Planning & Advice

Want to be a great wedding guest? You’re already halfway there just by clicking on this blog post. Your friends are engaged and they will spend countless hours planning a special day! There are a few things you can do to make their day even better…

Related: How To Plan The Most Fun Wedding Ever

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Before the Big Day

Once your friend gets engaged, take the time to celebrate with them! Bring them some bubbly and let them tell you their proposal story for the millionth time.

Do your best to avoid asking inappropriate questions about the wedding, such as when it’ll be and if you’re invited.

Let your friend enjoy being engaged and join in the celebrations without making it about you.



You’d be surprised at how many guests forget to formally RSVP. If you want to be a great wedding guest, take a moment to let your friends know you’ll be at their wedding.

Your friends may have a date that you should RSVP by, but if you’ve got a moment to check your diary, Google calendar and make sure you’ve got no prior commitments, then do it now.

Tip: Don’t ask if you can bring a plus one or if your children are invited. Refer to the name/s on your invitation envelope and you’ll know who’s included.


Listen to the dress code

Sure, wedding dress codes can be a little confusing. If you aren’t sure what the heck you’re supposed to wear, here are a few tips:

  • Consult the wedding date, time and location – these should give you some hints about how warm or cold it’s going to be and how fancy you’ve got to look.
  • Visit the couple’s wedding website – it’s there for a reason and will likely give you more details about the dress code.

Still stuck? Check this out:

Wedding Dress Codes: What To Wear To Every Type Of Wedding


Enjoy the day

This is going to be one of the happiest days of your friends’ lives and they want you to have an incredible time. So one way you can be a great wedding guest is to do just that.

Ask if there’s anything you can do to help, listen to the speeches and cry, clap or laugh when appropriate, and be present.

As soon as the band opens the dance floor, get your butt out there and dance!

Don’t ask your newlywed friends any questions that could be answered by anybody else (such as the wedding planner, staff or family).

Basically, do whatever you can to help your friends feel special and have the best day possible. Have a great time and let them know their wedding is awesome!