Wedding Date Etiquette

If you have been to a few weddings or watched any of those bridal reality TV shows, you will know some weddings come with drama. Difficult clients, bridezillas, and other crazy situations that go down during a couple’s best day ever are a part of the wedding world that is real. Most wedding vendors have more than a few stories to tell.

Weddings certainly can be full of stress, unexpected happenings and love-fueled chaos. Wedding vendors can get caught up in the drama while they are doing their jobs. You wouldn’t believe some of the things that happen. Other weddings run smoothly without any incidents at all. 

Sometimes guests and family members can be unreasonable, rude or demanding. Wedding vendors understand that parents can be stressed out as their child gets ready for the most important moment in their life. They might even make some allowances for being rushed or snapped at. For example, they know a mother-of-the-bride wants the day to be absolutely perfect, so she might be on the florist’s case for hours about bouquets and peonies or leaning over the shoulder of the make-up artist and blocking her light. While it is understandable, it doesn’t have to be that way. 

We are sure you wouldn’t dream of being a diva on your day (or groomzilla for the guys reading this). But you need to keep an eye on your tribe, too, including your bridal party, siblings, and parents. To be honest, staff are sometimes treated poorly by a family member and realize the couple would be shocked to know. Of course, they rarely find out because it wouldn’t be professional to reveal what happened. If you do have a loved one who is prone to letting loose (think back to last Christmas), remind them only to show their graceful side at your wedding.

It is fine to ask for changes politely or amend the timeline or add in last-minute requests. That is the nature of weddings and what vendors are ready for. But it’s not okay to demand these things without manners. 

Guests who have hit the open bar a little too enthusiastically are another classic situation that can lead to vendors getting treated in unacceptable ways. If you have a guest who is getting drunk, you can ask the bar staff to cut them off or at least lessen the strength of the drinks. It happens often, and vendors are there to support these situations. 

The photographers and event staff are at work during your wedding and you can expect they are doing their best. They never deserve to be talked to badly, screamed at, or told how to do their job, but sadly, it happens. Everyone expects to be treated with appreciation and understanding at their workplace, so we ask that everyone respects the vendors and venue staff always. 

Frily’s Boutique is all about the love, and that includes our vendors who work long hours in the industry that they adore. To us, they are tireless heroes, especially when they bust out back-to-back weddings some weekends. The hardest jobs are often the most rewarding, and we know they will be putting their best foot forward as you put your bejeweled high heels on for the walk of your life up the aisle. It’s going to be a beautiful day!

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