Now that 2019 is here and taking off with speed, you might be expecting to get invited to a wedding or four this coming summer. While weddings can be a great time and are really enjoyable, the stress of finding the perfect gift, the perfect outfit or a hotel room can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve written this handy wedding season survival guide!
When it comes to outfits, weddings are your one chance to really get dolled up and wear your best. Typically men will want to wear a suit unless the wedding is casual, with women typically opting for dresses or flowy trousers with a shimmery or floral top for summer weddings. Buying a wedding outfit can sometimes work out to be fairly expensive, but it doesn’t have to, and in fact you can reuse many outfits from past weddings or from more formal functions you’ve been to in the past. Try not to wear the same outfit to weddings in the same family though as it’s sometimes seen as a bit of a social faux pas.
The gift is always a stressful part for many people who are attending weddings but with more and more couples living together before marriage these days, the days of gift registries and buying pots and pans are somewhat behind us. Cash is king for wedding gifts in recent years and for good reason – with cash the couple can choose what to spend it on and they don’t end up with four ice cream scoops or two toasters which is preferable to how things used to be!
The wedding reception is always a great time and well worth sticking around late into the night for. With everyone in a party mood, amazing food to be had, and a great dance afterwards, it’s easy to see why receptions are such great fun. Not only this, but depending on the family and the couple getting married there may or may not be an open bar, meaning you don’t pay a cent for drinks. Some people may have a full pay bar where you pay a regular price for drinks and some others will have a pound or two pound bar where all drinks are a set price. Whatever type of bar or reception though, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
So if you’ve been wondering about your next wedding and what you should do for the outfit, the gift or what kind of reception you might be in for, hopefully this short wedding guide will help you prepare yourself for wedding season!