Source: Martha Stewart Weddings
Bridal Etiquette: You are leaving the wedding reception, is saying goodbye a must?
Sometimes it’s hard to know whether being practical outweighs being polite. Here’s the situation: You spent a good amount of time during the reception chatting up the bride and groom. You congratulated them on their new marriage. You told the bride how beautiful she looked. You sampled the fare and sipped the couple’s signature cocktails. You even rocked out to a Katy Perry song with the bride on the dance floor! In short, you’ve been a stellar wedding guest, but now it’s close to midnight and you’ve got a long drive home.
You’d love to give them one more hug and reiterate how awesome their wedding was, but there’s already a long line of well-wishers waiting their turn to say goodbye. Should you get on line and hope it starts moving fast, or is it okay to make like a ghost and disappear? You’re pretty sure the bride wouldn’t be offended or even notice. It’s a common problem plenty of guests run into, but most guests don’t know the etiquette of making their exit.
Have you been in this situation? Get the answer here.
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