los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer how to be great wedding guests

How to be Great Wedding Guests

How to be Great Wedding Guests. Here’s some tips on how to be great wedding guests from the eyes and ears of DJ Wrex and Mitchell De Guzman with support from coordinators and photographers. The bride and groom, the coordinator, the dj and mc can nly do so much. You have the power to make it a great night! Photos by Lex and the Lotus from Stephen and Kristine’s super lit wedding.

1. RSVP On Time/ASAP

The bride and groom need an accurate guest count to tell their venue/catering, plan their table layout, order chairs etc. It’s important to let them know if you are coming or not so you will be accommodated.

2. Never add your own Plus-One

Don’t bring your plus one if it isn’t specifically stated on your invitation. You can ask if you can bring one if it’s before the RSVP deadline.

3. Leave your problems at home.

Positive vibes only for the wedding. Let loose and have a good time. Celebrate with the couple!

4. Dress well, look the part.

Generally a wedding is a formal occasion and so should be the dress code, if unsure you can always check with the bride or groom to ensure you dress appropriately. No jeans and t-shirt. Guys make sure to wear a coat, dress shoes, dress pants etc. Ladies if it’s an outdoor event don’t wear stilettos; you’ll sink into the grass.

5. Bring dancing shoes/flip flops

A lot of the time those feet are killing you by the time the dance floor gets going. Bring extra shoes or flip flops in your bag or in the car so you can hit the dance floor without missing a beat. The alternative is dancing barefoot which is not very appropriate you could get hurt and let’s face it; it’s not the best look with your formal dress.

6. Party!

Be ready to party! It’s a celebration! Toast with the bride and groom!

7. Dance!

Feel the music and ask the dj to play your favorite songs, if you do make a request, you better dance.

8. Take photos at the photobooth!

Use it to your advantage. It’s usually unlimited sessions and they have lots of cool props. You can even download them from Facebook after. Just because photobooth is free for you the couple paid money for it to be there so make sure they get their money’s worth! Also please return the props! Photo from Lovehut Photobooth

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

9. Introduce yourselves

Right at the beginning introduce yourselves to the other guests at the table. Don’t make it awkward. Pass the butter, ranch and water plz. Have a toast together.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

10. Get off your phone

Please use your phone to take photos, snapchat etc. but be in the moment, keep it on silent, listen to the vows, toasts and get hyped up for the grand entrance.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

11. Don’t work tomorrow

If you can take the day off do it, trust! You will be able to party it up and have a blast without the drag of work the next day looming in your head. The recovery time is REAL if you are drinking. You can also take half of the day off or work from home if possible.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

12. Stay till the end

If you are able to party till the wheels fall off the bride and groom will appreciate the excitement and commitment to their special day. Do it right and stick around for the last song to send them off the right way.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

13. Don’t block the photographer and videographers

Don’t be that guy or gal with the big ipad in the shot especially during the ceremony.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

14. Take pictures and video using the couples Hashtag

If the bride and groom have a hashtag make sure to use it so they can see your photos and relive the moments.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

15. Drink Responsibly

Drink but don’t drink too much, especially if you know you will be out of hand and would be disturbing the other guests. Know your limit and have fun. If you do plan to drink up refer to the next tip

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

16. Plan on taking a rideshare service

If you do plan to drink and party make sure to have a designated driver or coordinate an uber/lyft if you aren’t staying at the hotel or in walking distance. Please be safe.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

17. Stay at a hotel nearby

If you can afford it why not make the night or weekend a staycation? Get an affordable room at the venue (if it’s a hotel) or down the street.

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

18. Get a babysitter

If you are new parents, get a trusted babysitter for the night. You guys deserve a night off to party!

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

los angeles dj wrex lex and the lotus wedding photographer

19. Congratulate and Thank the bride and groom

Last but not the least don’t for get to congratulate the bride and groom and thank them for inviting you. Cheers!

How to be Great Wedding Guests
How to be Great Wedding Guests
How to be Great Wedding Guests
How to be Great Wedding Guests
How to be Great Wedding Guests

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