10 Ways You’re Being a Bad Wedding Guest

I saw this information written by Nicole Harris on Martha Stewart Weddings and I had to repost it. I work with alot of couple whose wedding is made a lot more stressful because of the reasons listed below and sadly alot of wedding guests don’t see it as a big deal some of the things they do:

A bride and groom put lots of time, energy, and resources into planning a picture-perfect wedding. That’s why guests should respect the couple (and the effort that put into their nuptials) by practicing stellar wedding etiquette and avoiding any major social faux pas. Not sure how to behave? If you’re doing any of the ten things below, you may be unintentionally being a bad guest.

Not responding to the RSVP.

Everyone has a busy schedule, and sending back your wedding RSVP is something that might slip your mind, especially if you have to consult with your significant other or boss about the date. But RSVPing past deadline, or failing to respond at all, creates a stressful dilemma for the couple who need an accurate headcount for their vendors. Save them from having to call to inquire about whether or not you’ll be there by promptly sending your response card.

 

Bringing an uninvited plus-one.

Thinking about bringing your new boyfriend to the celebration? Unless your invitation permitted indicated that you were invited with a plus-one, plan to ride solo for the night. There a variety of different reasons why a couple may not be able to accommodate an additional guest at their venue, or else they may have wanted to celebrate with only their nearest and dearest in attendance.

 

Not following the dress code.

If the invitation called for cocktail attire, don’t show up in a formal floor-length gown. It’s also rude to wear anything that’s too flashy or revealing, no matter what the dress code is, as you’ll draw attention away from the couple. And it should go without saying that a guest should never wear a white dress to a wedding, even if it’s cocktail-length or covered in a pattern.

 

Drinking too much.

It’s okay to indulge at the open bar, but don’t go overboard. The bride and groom shouldn’t have to deal with an unruly, disruptive, and overserved guest on their wedding day.

 

Complaining about anything.

The chicken dinner may taste extremely bland, but don’t express your disapproval since those negative reviews may find their way back to the couple. The same rule goes for the rest of the wedding’s details, like the décor, reception music, and venue—if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

 

RELATED: 6 THINGS A WEDDING GUEST SHOULD NEVER DO

 

Constantly pulling out your phone.

Snapping a few pictures at the reception isn’t a problem, but being glued to a screen during the ceremony is rude, especially if the couple has indicated they’d prefer a phone-free celebration. Don’t worry about missing “the” shot—the couple hired a photographer for a reason, and if you’re trying to document every big moment on your phone, you’re probably going to be in their way.

 

Raising concerns with the couple.

Got lost on your way to the ceremony? Sitting in traffic and worried you might be late? Don’t call or text the bride or groom. They’ll be busy getting ready and taking pictures, and they shouldn’t have to worry about any issues involving guests. Instead, contact the maid of honor, best man, another guest, or the couple’s wedding planner.

 

Switching seats at the reception.

Never try to switch assigned seats at the reception, even if you’re unhappy with the location. The bride and groom spent hours planning their seating chart, and having you change locations will throw everything off. Remember that you’ll only be sitting during dinner—you can make it through an hour sitting with anyone.

 

Giving an unexpected toast.

Unless the bride or groom has asked you to give a toast, don’t clink your glass and command the room. The couple likely put much thought into their toasts, and an impromptu speech will rub them the wrong way.

 

Requesting a song.

If the DJ asks for song requests, go for it! But if not, don’t ask him to play a particular song, since the couple may have a predetermined playlist.

 

Food for thought??? Let us know what you think about the information above.

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Bridal Fantasy 2019

Bridal Fantasy Devon House

Save the date and join us for Bridal Fantasy by Helen G Events on Sunday January 27, 2019 on the East Lawns and in the Formal Gardens of Devon House.
 
Come out and enjoy our Wedding Market where you can come out and meet some of the top wedding vendors in Jamaica. You will be able buy and book wedding services from these vendors. We will also be having live entertainment, a bridal fashion show, a kiddie’s village and a number of couple related games such as The Nearly Newly Weds Game, the Ultimate KISS Off and Couples Dance Off Contest and much more with very lucrative prizes such as a weekend for two at an all-inclusive resort. We will post the link shortly to receive complimentary tickets and for couples to sign up to register for these games.
 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost Wedding Market Only:
Cost Adults: $1000
Children: $500
(each adult ticket will be given one vote in the Design a Dress Finale)
 
We also have our Bridal Fantasy Wedding Fashion Show and Design a Dress Finale from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At the Fashion Show we will have wedding fashion from a number of local wedding dress designers and Bridal Boutiques as well as live entertainment. Social Media will vote for our top 5 and the public will be voting onsite along with our panel of judges to help us pick the winner from our wild card and top 5 selection. Also Social Media and the audience will select the designer for our people choice award.
 
Wedding Market & Fashion Show Regular Tickets: $1500
 
Wedding Market & Fashion Show VIP Tickets which include cocktails: $3000 (each attendee will be given one vote in the Design a Dress Finale)
 
Bridal Fantasy 2019 also comprises of our Make Your Wedding Planning Workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. where brides will be learning to plan a wedding from start to finish plus they will be winning amazing prizes and seeing great demos and enjoying lunch and tastings from some great vendors.
 
All Inclusive Regular Tickets Cost $4500.00: includes workshop materials, lunch and access to the wedding market and Bridal Fantasy Fashion Show and Design A Dress finale
 
All Inclusive VIP Tickets Cost: $6500: includes workshop materials, lunch and access to the wedding market and VIP Access with cocktails and preferred seating at Bridal Fantasy Fashion Show Design A Dress finale
 
Tickets will be available as of December 1, 2018 at the following locations:
Helen G Events
Fontana Pharmacy Barbican
 
Brides can sign up now to get a free ticket for our wedding market by using the link below:
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It is going to be exciting so come on out.

Our Top 10 Wedding Budget Tips

Our Top 10 Wedding Budget Tips On The Jamaica Wedding Channel

Check out the latest video now on the Jamaica Wedding Channel:

Helen G’s Top 10 Wedding Budget Tips: https://youtu.be/NgNDpm1gjTQ

Also Check out:

Wedding Trends Episode 2: https://youtu.be/-q1kVirrMAo

Wedding News Episode 4: https://youtu.be/dpSps7mhnxs

Bridal Make Up Demo: https://youtu.be/PJRxsSU1dYk

Wedding Trends Episode 1 with our hosts Helen G and Rednarim: https://youtu.be/3HtOC2sjg5c

Wedding News Episode 3: https://youtu.be/sq9womspAlw

Subscribe to the channel and comment and let us know what you think about these videos and the channel.

New Episodes added weekly.

Jamaica Weddings App

Helen G Events launched a Jamaica Weddings App on April 6, 2018. Really if you are getting married in Jamaica your wedding planning should start here with the Jamaica Weddings App. The app was designed specifially for brides planning their destination wedding in Jamaica and who needs help getting wedding information in Jamaica.

The Jamaica Weddings App features wedding deals and specials for persons getting married in Jamaca. On the app you can also find wedding vendors in Jamaica along with lots of wedding planning tips and advise. This app is the best free wedding app for persons on the go while wedding planning.

The new app also allows brides-to-be and others planning awedding (or just dreaming about one), to save and share the inspiration they find while on the go by snapping photos.

Our other affiliated links are:

http://www.jamaicanweddingvendors.com

http://www.jamaicaweddingchannel.com

The app can be download now for your Apple and Android Devices.

Jamaica Wedding Channel

Helen G Events launched its online wedding channel the Jamaica Wedding Channel  on April 6, 2018. The Jamaica Wedding Chanel is here to inspire you with wedding related video content and live programs from Jamaica. Watch engaged couples as they plan their wedding, watch gorgeous real Jamaican weddings, get Jamaica related wedding news and trends, get wedding planning ideas and tips to a behind the scenes look at weddings and wedding related events islandwide and it’s free. The wedding channel can be found at http://www.jamaicaweddingchannel.com

Logo Channel

The Jamaica Wedding Channel is free and features the latest wedding dresses, beautiful wedding locations, flowers & decorations, saving ideas and many more videos to inspire and prepare for the most important day in your life.

For persons wishing to advertise on the wedding channel the current rates are below and are listed in J$. The cost for your business to be listed on the wedding app is:

J$6000 for 3 months

J$12,000 for 6 months

J$20,000 for 12 months

 

The cost to advertise on our video channel for a one month period is as follows:

$6000 – 10 x 30 second ad spots

$8500 – 15 x 30 second ad spots

$11000 – 20 x 30 second ad spots

 

For details please email us at heleng@helengevents.com or call us on 876-541-7772

The Helen G Bridal Series

The Helen G Bridal Series was held on Sunday January 28, 2018 at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa.

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The series comprises of our Make Your Wedding Planning Workshop where brides will be learning to plan a wedding from start to finish plus they will be winning amazing prizes and seeing great demos and enjoying lunch and tastings from some great vendors.

We had our Design a Dress Finale and Showcase by the Designers. Social Media and the public voted onsite along with our panel of judges to help us pick the winner.

We have our Wedding Market where patrons were able to buy wedding services from our favorite vendors while sipping wine and we had our Couples Newly Wed Game, KISS Off and Couples Dance Off Contest and so much more planned.

Below are some pics that highlight how the day went. All pics are on our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/jamaicaweddings

Make Your Day Wedding Planning Workshop

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The Wedding Market – Our Jamaican Wedding Vendors were out in their numbers. Please see a few shots of some of the wedding vendors and locations that were on display

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The Design A Dress Finale – We were very impressed with the dresses made by our young Jamaican Wedding Dress Designers and the competition was fierce. Our Winner was Sasheena Douglas from Amahale Creates

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To view all our pictures and video from this event please visit http://www.facebook.com/jamaicaweddings

Helen G Bridal Series

Get your tickets now for the Helen G Events Bridal Series on Sunday January 28th @edengardensja as this is going to be exciting.

We have our Make Your Wedding Planning Workshop where brides will be learning to plan a wedding from start to finish plus they will be winning amazing prizes and seeing great demos and enjoying lunch and tastings from some great vendors.

We have our Design a Dress Finale and Showcase by the Designers. Social Media and The public will be voting onsite along with our panel of judges to help us pick the winner.

We have our Wedding Market where you will be buying and booking wedding services from our favorite vendors while sipping wine and we have our Couples Nearly Newly Wed Game, The Ultimate KISS Off Contest, Couples Dance Off Contest, Entertainment, Beauty Services and so much more planned.

It’s going to be exciting.

Get Your Tickets at Fontana Pharmacy Barbican @fontana_pharmacy

Quantum Comcepts in the Village Plaza @quantumconceptsja

At Eden Garden Front Desk 24 hours a day 7 days a week @edengardensja .