There are so many things to think about when planning your wedding that proper wedding etiquette can sometimes be overlooked. A wedding planner can assist with crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s, but if you don’t have a planner, it is a good idea to purchase a wedding etiquette book or do lots of on-line research. You will find all the information that you need with regard to when to seat your mom and grandmother pre-ceremony, or how to properly address your invitations.
I would like to add an etiquette tip to the list. Consider your vendors! When you make an appointment with them, be sure to keep it! If you can’t make it, or need to reschedule, be considerate by calling them. They have set aside their valuable time just for you. How would you feel if they stood you up? You could have scheduled another vendor during that time slot. That’s exactly how they feel. They could have scheduled another bride or groom during the time they had set aside for you.
I once had a P.E. teacher who said such actions were “rude, crude, and socially unacceptable”. I used to laugh at that as a teen. I now clearly see her point. Your vendors will bend over backwards to exceed your expectations. All it takes to get them in your corner is to show some respect and etiquette. Your efforts will be rewarded.