You would greatly noticed that once you enter the phase in your life where you are in your mid to late twenties, it would seem that there would suddenly be a surge of people getting busy with being engaged and eventually getting married. Most of your college friends, loved ones, relatives and colleagues are suddenly inclined to marriage before they even reach the age of thirty. Most often, it is mind-boggling how to properly accept the invitation or worse when to turn it down. To attend a wedding demands for good nature, grace and work.
To RSVP is the primary thing to take into consideration as soon as you can. If you want to turn down an invitation, you must tell the couple for them to be able to make the proper adjustments in food, drinks and space. Likewise, if you are entertaining an invitation, you must inform the couple too if you would be bringing along with you another guest or whether you will arrive alone. This can ease their worries with arranging the seat plan, especially in the reception area.
With that, it is not proper for you to bring a date especially if it was not encouraged in the first place. This would mean no bringing with you your relatives or family. The price that probably comes with every person is quite expensive that it would be very unfair for the couple who have spent so much on this. Always be on time. Never be late. It is even better if you can arrive earlier than the stated time. This can help you get a convenient seat to have a chance to socialize and chit chat with people whom you may already know. Just in case you were allowed to bring a child, be sensitive with the possible level of noise that the child might make. If somehow the child gets into a noisy tantrum, take the child into a good distance to not intrude the sacredness of the ceremony.
It is not necessary for you to bring with you the gifts you would give to the couple. Normally, you have a year to send to the wedding couple your gifts and even give it in monetary form to help in their honeymoon expenses. And here is an important thing to remember: even if you have turned down a wedding invitation, it is still a necessity for you to send the couple your gift.
At the banquet hall, be situated to where you are assigned in the seating arrangement if there is any. If you would insist on just sitting wherever it is that you want just because you saw someone you are closer with already, this might greatly ruin all the planning the wedding couple has already made for the reception. The seats were arranged for reasons that maybe only the couple knows. So it is just as important to pay your respects by just going to how things are arranged and further spare yourself from being embarrassed.