Somehow, friendship groups often go through sudden seasons of weddings. One minute the couples in your group are all happily going steady, the next, they have all booked wedding ceremonies within a few weeks of each other!
If you are going to be a wedding guest multiple times this season, it is well worth taking some time to plan your experience too. Sure, you would hope that your friends will bring the fun to their day, but there are a few things you can do too.
Go Prepared for a Long Day
Weddings can be really long events, lasting from early in the morning to the following sunrise. This means that you need to be prepared! Packing your bag with a few snacks and a drink is a brilliant idea and you might like to explore the idea of taking diamond concentrates too. Keeping going when you don’t know when the next meal will be can get stressful so pre-empting your needs will help you stay calm too.
You should also be prepared to be on your feet for a long time. You might like to take some flat shoes in your bag and a pashmina to stay warm if you are going outside. Putting a small compact in your purse so you can top up your makeup before pictures is also a smart move!
Present a Surprise Gift
There is nothing like a surprise gift to bring people joy and a wedding is the ideal time to present your friends with a really meaningful gift. Making something is always a great way to show your love and appreciation and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. The point of your gift is that it is highly personal so think carefully before you start making.
Of course, a surprise gift doesn’t necessarily have to be a thing, per se. You could read a short poem, sing a song or even choreograph a dance routine with some other friends. Remember, though, if you do plan to perform your gift, it should be all about the happy couple – don’t use the spotlight to steal their thunder!
Go With Their Wishes
Going along with your friend’s wedding plans can be quite difficult when they are asking you do wear particular clothes or do particular things. However, going along with their wishes is the best thing you can do to be the perfect wedding guest. Remember that there is a lot of pressure on couples to make their wedding day perfect so throwing a spanner in the works will only antagonize them.
Naturally, if there is a big problem with what the couple request then you can always say something. Some couples simply don’t realize just how expensive their requests are! That said, approaching the subject tactfully and presenting a solution along with the problem is always the best route to take.
Being a good wedding guest is all about appreciating that this is your friend’s day and giving them the opportunity to be the center of attention. Go along with the fun and enjoy yourself!