Q IS FOR QUIBBLING
Wedding planning, while enjoyable, can have its stressful moments! There are differences of opinion, financial implications and deadlines to stick to. If you feel an argument brewing, take a breath and remain calm. Remember why you’re getting married, and try to avoid quarrelling over details that probably don’t matter. It’s also a good idea to take time out from the wedding planning, enjoying conversations that are nothing to do with the big day.
R IS FOR RECEIVING LINE
The receiving line is an opportunity for the hosts to greet all the guests as they walk into the reception space showing good wedding etiquette. These days, many couples scrap the idea and choose to circulate around the tables instead. The choice is yours. If you decide against the receiving line, it’s important to spend time moving around every table during the wedding breakfast, making sure you welcome each and every guest.
S IS FOR SPEECHES
Wedding etiquette means there are three wedding speeches – the father of the bride, followed by the groom and then the best man. Timing is key, and the three speeches together should last no longer than 45 minutes. If you decide to change the order of the speeches, or the speech makers, that’s completely up to you. Do make sure that guests can hear by providing a microphone if necessary, and ensure that everyone has a full glass of something fizzy for toasts. Champagne is lovely, but Cava and Prosecco also fit the bill perfectly.