Avoid Awkwardness With This Wedding Etiquette Guide

Weddings are a time to celebrate love and family. And while people enjoy partying, weddings come with their own etiquette rules surrounding the parties, invitations, phone rules, and wardrobe selection. Unless you’re a huge wedding fan or wedding planner, you’re probably wondering about the unspoken rules of this event.

Whether you’re a guest or a future bride or groom, here is your one-stop-shop for all wedding etiquette rules, from RSVPs to plus one’s. With these under your belt, you won’t become that one awkward wedding attendee.

Don’t Hold Up Your Phone During The Ceremony

Wedding guest holds a phone in the way of the photographer
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If you’ve been up-to-date with wedding trends, you’ve probably noticed several wedding signs asking for no phones during the ceremony. This isn’t done to be snooty; it makes things easier for the photographer. Families spend a lot of money on a professional photographer, and they don’t want guests ruining the shots by raising cell phones in the air.

“Make sure the professional photographer isn’t going for the same shot,” advises Danielle Rothweiler of Rothweiler Event Design. Remember that you can request photos from the couple later.