What To Wear To A Fall Wedding + How To Be The Best Guest Ever

Some of you may not know that I used to own a wedding planning business. I absolutely loved this season of my life and there are still times when I miss it, but I knew after I had Reese, I didn’t want to keep that kind of schedule anymore. I worked all weekend almost every weekend and also a lot of evenings. It made family time too rare so I decided to step out of it and I’ve never looked back.

I learned a LOT from the industry while I was in it so I want to share a few tips on how to be the BEST guest at the wedding!

1. Send your gift before hand. It’s so thoughtful to give a gift in any capacity at all, but if you really want to take thoughtful to the next level, consider delivering the gift before the wedding. One of the hardest parts of the wedding day is when it’s midnight, everyone is exhausted, the bride and groom are off, and the family has to load tons of gifts into a car. Then unload at a hotel so they don’t get stolen, then load them back up, the take them home. It’s a lot of work! Sending the gift beforehand means one less thing for you to have to worry about when attending the wedding and it makes life SO much easier for the family of the bride and groom.

2. Arrive on time: Ok, let me clarify something… to arrive “on time” at a wedding means to arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony is supposed to begin. This is the sweet spot. If you arrive any earlier than that, set up is still taking place. Too much later and you’re walking in with the processional. As a wedding planner there were few things more frustrating than trying to line up the wedding party and trying to figure out where to put late guests.

3. Participate: One of my favorite memories from my own wedding was dancing with our friends and family. I loved seeing people eat cake and take favors. Some of the smallest details of my wedding made the most impact for me when I saw people enjoying them. So when you attend a wedding, know that you’re an invaluable part of the overall experience for the couple and their family. Put down your phone and just be present.

4. Stay Til The End: All the men would be rolling their eyes at this point, I know. But when you go to a wedding, try not to be in a rush to leave it. The amount of time, energy, and money that goes into weddings these days is insane. The couple planned this entire experience with their guests in mind! Instead of rushing to leave whenever you can, consider planning ahead to just stay til the end. It will mean so much to bride and groom to see your face lined up wishing them farewell as they go to leave!

 

Now that we’ve covered some of the ways you can make yourself the favorite wedding guest, let’s talk about how you can be the best looking!

I’m absolutely LOVING the jumpsuit trend right now. It’s so classy and comfortable. Easy to dress up and down and totally appropriate for a wedding. My pink high neck jumpsuit is linked here. I’m wearing a UK 8. It’s only $66 and pairs perfectly with this light pink statement necklace. It’s only $25 and comes in a few different colors.

 

 

 

Here are a few of my other wedding wear suggestions!

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Comments

  1. These are great tips! I didn’t know that it was good etiquette to send the gift beforehand but that makes so much sense!! Doing that for the next wedding I go to! PS – you’re rockin’ that jumpsuit!!

    -Morgan
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