Avoid these wedding blunders to come across as the cool, confident bride you really are!
Consider this your ultimate guide to wedding faux pas. Commit these blunders to memory, then avoid them like the plague!
First of all, no bride wants her guests bored to tears. Here are 10 ways to keep the crowd entertained until your send-off.
If you've decided to invite kids, you've also invited the opportunity for mischief. Brace yourself. These are a few shocking things we've witnessed from the kids' table at weddings. Consider yourself warned -- or prepared!
There's no bigger blunder than a groom or bride who doesn't show up at the altar. In the hours and days that follow, you can be a total class act, though. Here's how to cope.
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If you envision your guests in formal wear, make your expectations clear. A super ritzy venue with guests in khakis is something you can prevent. Convey the difference between black tie optional ...and mandatory!
Being a bridezilla is a huge wedding blunder. Celebrate your Type A personality, but keep the monster in check. A few tips!
There's a reason your bridesmaids don't want to wear orange: It looks awful on everybody! Keep the wedding party happy with smart color choices -- and spare your guests the eyesore at the altar!
A groom who's not ready to leave home is never a good thing. Trust us, cut the apron strings before you walk down the aisle. Some insider tips to help you!
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A maid of honor who's a total dud is a blunder for any bride. Deal now before the surly girl or strained relationship wrecks your wedding day.
A DJ spinning questionable tunes will keep guests glued to the bar and off the dance floor. Prevent it from happening, or do damage control. Here's how.
Trouble in paradise on the honeymoon? A little planning and research goes a long way in preventing blunders when it's time for bliss. Our trade secrets.
Guests make blunders, too. Don't sit around judging your friend's wedding when you could be enjoying yourself or hitting the open bar. Can't stop the snarking? Here's why.
We're going to break this to you gently. Not everything will go according to plan on your wedding day. You have two choices. Freak out. Or be prepared.
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A wacky theme half your guests don't get isn't cool. Don't alienate your friends and family just to showcase your quirky personality.Trust us -- it's a blunder you'll regret.
Guests expecting cake will be sorely disappointed by an alternative.
But if your crowd has an adventurous palate, may we suggest these treats!
Open bar? Cool. Running out of liquor. Uncool. Stock the bar well. We know how.
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What happens when non-guests show up? Eat your food? Drink your alcohol? And cut a rug on the dance floor? Crash course in wedding crashers right here.
Registering for a bunch of ridiculous stuff will burn you. Your guests won't take you seriously, and you can't towel off with an electric beignet maker. Learn your lesson from a bride who's been there, returned that.