6 things not to do at a wedding
30 May 2015, 09:09
Nairobi - Some things are better kept out of weddings. Here are a few.
We all know that one rule: Do not wear white!
Unless it is an all-white wedding in which case you are
required to wear white. The main point usually is, do not upstage the bride in
her own wedding it is her day. But at
times I can understand it can be hard not to when you already know she really
has bad taste.
Attend the wedding if
you were invited
One thing I never do for any event is invite myself. A lot
of people will tell you they forgot or they were so busy it slipped their mind.
Let me tell you a secret; if they had the time and money to invite all the
other attendees; they just did not want you there. You are just putting them on
the spot when you ask.
Same applies for weddings, if someone invites you as their
plus one make sure the card caters for you as the plus one as well. Nothing as
embarrassing as getting to the buffet table and being turned away because you
were not catered for. I saw someone being embarrassed on the Wedding Show one
Do not carry your
brood with you
Someone’s wedding is not your family fun day. It is so bad
when someone invites a party of two, but a certain madam carries her four
children, the aunt that came to visit, the friend that did not have anything to
do and the help that will watch over the children. Then you are the first
people at the buffet table and send the help to book a table. You have just
ousted some invited guests and ruined the catering budget.
Do not get drunk
Lucky are thou that are invited to weddings that have the
bar sorted. I know that some of you have a budget for the local which you
finished the first week of the month.
When you see a bar at the wedding or if the evening party is
at some swanky joint. Hold your alcoholic self at bay and do not get drunk.
Just have a bit to hold you up until the end of the month.
If you can hold your liquor, do not advertise that you are
the person finishing the bar by having all the bottles at your table. Deposit
each empty bottle at different tables. As you entered with dignity, leave with
more dignity so that you can be invited to more weddings.
Do not upstage the
bride-with your own announcements!
pregnancies, proposals-these have to be the worst! If you need to share that
information share it tomorrow, on social media, through the phone, at your
workplace. Basically, any other place other than someone else’s party.
It is simply just not done. If you have done this before,
you left a bad taste in someone’s mouth.
Don't carry your own food
The Luhya’s come to mind but I am sure they are not the only
ones. Even at chamas, there are those women who ask the host if there are left
Let the host/bride offer. Let it be there prerogative to
hand you the food-do not force their hand by offering to help them with the
food that may spoil. They also have relatives and refrigerators.
Do not go empty handed
Unless you already made the contributions. But if you have
just brought your presence and eaten, danced, drunk; go with something. No matter
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