The 10 Worst Habits Of Horrible Wedding Guests
Xochitl Gonzalez: Huffington Post
Sadly, the worst behavior is typically saved for the actual reception itself. My belief is that the offensive guests usually aren't self-aware enough to realize that they are being rude or inappropriate. So, to quote an Oprah-ism, "If you know better, you do better", I thought I would prepare a simple check list of 10 things to not do if you are a wedding guest. These are all culled from real life experience, no fiction here.
1. Don't wear white... unless you are Pippa Middleton or a guest of Kim Kardashian and were asked to do so.
When I had my own wedding many moons ago, we had a catering mishap at the reception and it took way too long to get food out to the floor. For me, as a professional, it was a horror that I tried to not let traumatize me. For most of my guests it was a fabulous excuse to keep drinking without being interrupted by the nuisance of food. Except for my Aunt Fran, who wasn't content complaining to the bartenders, waiters, my friends and my family. She just couldn't help herself and had to walk up to me while I was on the dance floor, pull me away and tell me that she was hungry and mad about it.
A few days before my last client's wedding the groom rang me anxious to know my opinion on bathroom attendants. I told him I didn't think it was necessary, but was curious what brought it up. He told me that one of his colleagues had a huge, black tie reception a few weeks ago and that his aunts kept calling his colleague to complain that there weren't any bathroom attendants. WHY they would feel that this complaint merited post-event attention is beyond me, but the point is, it wasn't appropriate. Even if it was the worst wedding you've ever gone to, you weren't invited as a critic, and they don't need your constructive criticism. Chalk it up under "not the best night ever" and move on with your life.