Ten Thing Not To Say At Wedding

23 Nov




A wedding is an auspicious event that not only celebrates a union of two people, but joins two families together as well. On this happy occasion, a wrong comment, even if its said as a joke, can have a lasting impact on the whole marriage, turning it into an eternal tiff rather than eternal bliss. So make sure you’re not the one responsible for a spat or an uncomfortable atmosphere by avoiding these ten remarks, because when it comes to a wedding, silence is surely the best policy!
1.   Never make any mention of past marriages
Past is past and it should remain that way. The couple is starting a new life and therefore, reminding them of a previous marriage in any way is the last thing you would want to do. Even funny comments like,This one is way better than your last one or I hope this one lasts longer than the previous one, are a big NO.
 2.   Don’t pass a negative comment about the bride’s dress
The bride’s dress should not bother you because youre’ not the one who’s wearing it, and obviously she wouldn’t be wearing it if she thought it were bad! So comments like, Wasn’t it available in a different color?or I think this should have been a little longer/shorter or Why didn’t you go to that designer I told you about?, should be avoided. You don’t want to make a bride loose her confidence on her special day!
 3.   Don’t criticize the menu
It’s their wedding, therefore they decide the menu. So whatever comes your way should be appreciated. Still if you feel that you can’t have the food over there, then a polite comment like, My stomach is upset, or something similar is a better option than actually criticizing the food.
 4.   Never compare the bride and the groom
Never compare the bride and the groom even if the bride is downright ugly or the groom has the looks of a Greek god and vice versa. As long the couple is happy with each other, you should be happy for them as well. Some people even have the audacity to whisper in the bride or the groom’s ear that they could have done so much better. This is plain rude and a comment like this deserves nothing but tight slap on the speaker’s face.
 5.   Check before mentioning a deceased family member
A wedding is a happy occasion and the mention of someone who has passed away can give the event a sad atmosphere, especially if that person was close to the bride or groom and their families. Hence it is always better to play it safe and avoid mentioning such a person because you never know who you might end up upsetting.
 6.   Keep the secrets about bridge and groom to yourself
Everyone has secrets and everyone has done crazy things in the past, and just because someone is getting married doesn’t mean he/she would want their spouse to know, especially on their wedding day. However, relating a funny incident is completely harmless, but besides that, all the wild crazy stuff should go with you to your grave.
 7.   Don’t tell mother-in-law jokes
Mother-in-law jokes are no doubt very funny but a wedding is not the best place to share them, especially when two newly made mother-in-laws are on the loose. You never know how they or other people might take them, that is why its better to save them for another occasion.
 8.   If you had/have other plans don’t make any mention of them
People invite you to their wedding because they want you to be a part of their special day and want to share their happiness with you. Saying that you have to go somewhere else or had to be somewhere else gives the impression that rather than being a part of their joy, you were actually doing them a favor by attending the event, and this could even hurt their feelings.
 9.   Don’t predict the future of the marriage
As a joke, many people, especially the bride and groom’s friends, actually make bets guessing how long would it take for the couple to break the marriage bond. Believe me its not funny, on the contrary its rude and offensive and I shouldn’t even be telling you to keep away from such games, you should be sensible enough to know that yourself! 
10.   Stop bragging about your gift to the couple
OK, just because you gave a great expensive gift or a fat cheque to the newly wed couple doesn’t mean that you start bragging about it. Not everyone can afford it and your showing off can make people feel inferior and uncomfortable with their gift or money. 

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