How things should happen- wedding etiquettes from do’s to don’ts
Weddings are not just parties but events with a special; thematic, with a special decor and a unique moment contoured for the bride and groom. Along the years generations after generations had a contribution to the way it should all be planned. Not that someone will tell you that in a strict order but there is a wedding reception protocol which serves as a demonstration of the fact that such an event deserves its place and high standards.
When it comes about the wedding reception protocol there are many variants as some adapted the story, or it all depends on the culture they are part of. With small exceptions let’s say the do’s part will surely include some of the following:
Include closest persons to the bride and groom to hold a toast and speech. The right order of that is about the maid of honor, best man and then the groom as then the father of the bride to say something. Anyway, choose even the guests to be part as long as it is a reliable person and it comes after the important part of this wedding chapter.
When people arrive at the wedding reception location they should be welcomed. Normally the etiquette says the parents of both parts should be the first to do that and in a line continuing with the bride and groom. But when there is too many people coming at the same time the bride and groom are enough.
Cutting the cake is another moment of importance. Do that with the right hand, first the bride and then the groom.
After the main first dance of the evening the best man and maid of honor follow the couple, along with the both sides families and then the rest of the guests.
On the same page with the idea what you don’t like don’t do to others the wedding reception protocol will have to be a guide for you for things to avoid. Don’t invite a person for the ceremony wedding time and not to the reception party after. Both or nothing! Don’t charge your guests for their drinks so a bar may exist but not where guests can buy something, just to serve. Also don’t remind about business at such an event. It may be a sponsor for your wedding but no one has to know that and not even business cards on the tables.