Wedding Etiquette

Thanks to Price William and Kate Middleton, everybody is talking about weddings these days (I, myself, also posted a comment about wedding planner). Today, I am going to share a Wall Street Journal video, which reminds us the appropriate matters in a royal wedding. Of course, not everyone has a chance to dine with the Queen, but the advices being discussed here are really the basic “common-sense” etiquette for weddings, functions, and receptions. For example,
  • Do NOT tweet while eating with the Queen (or guests).
  • Do NOT talk on the cell phone while eating with the Queen (or guests).
  • Do Not take pictures of the Queen (or guests) while she is eating.
  • Start eating after the Queen (host) starts and stop eating when the Queen (host) stops.
  • Show up early --- how embarrassed if showing up after the Queen or even the bride and groom!
  • Choose an appropriate dress for the occasion --- the bride and groom (or the hosts) should always be the center of the attention; one should not wear a wedding-dress-look-like garment or something too extreme in this occasion (unless s/he is the bride/groom or host).
Would you agree with me that this is the basic etiquette that everyone should know and follow in a formal dinner or occasion? What are the most inappropriate manners you have seen in weddings or receptions?


References:
Picture was downloaded from BBC via http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4024987.stm

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