7 Stupid Wedding Mistakes Even Smart Couples Make

Written by Chris Simeral

“What inrepparttar world could they have been thinking?”

Definitely words you DON’T want to hear your guests uttering at your wedding. But despite your best intentions, sometimes things slip throughrepparttar 122034 cracks. Sometimes you make a really silly mistake that, if you had just stopped and thought about it for a few minutes, never would have happened. The problem is that many brides and grooms are so darn busy trying to manage everything else that’s going on – from housing out-of-town guests to dealing with last-minute cancellations or additions torepparttar 122035 guest list -- they simply overlookrepparttar 122036 obvious. That’s when smart people wind up making really stupid mistakes. Here are seven common slip-ups that can ruin an otherwise perfect ceremony.

1. Failing to Thankrepparttar 122037 Guests

They came torepparttar 122038 wedding. They brought gifts. They stopped and congratulated you and took time out of their busy lives to help you celebraterepparttar 122039 joining of you and your beloved in a new life together. Don’t leaverepparttar 122040 reception hall without saying thank you!

2. Speaking While Intoxicated

This one should be a new form of misdemeanor. If your wedding traditions includerepparttar 122041 bride or groom making a speech torepparttar 122042 assembled guests, do it before you enjoyrepparttar 122043 free bar. You’ll be thankful later when you watchrepparttar 122044 wedding videos, and you won’t have to apologize to people you don’t remember insulting.

3. Bewarerepparttar 122045 Infamous “Wardrobe Malfunction”

Black underwear, white dress. It was a bad idea in elementary school, and it’s still a bad idea today. Check in a mirror in various lighting situations to make sure that your dress isn’t sheer or invisible in certain conditions prior torepparttar 122046 ceremony. If you are renting a tux, check it for rips and make sure you have it fitted before you bring it home. Also, black isrepparttar 122047 only acceptable color for a tuxedo.

4. Late torepparttar 122048 Altar

Not only is this one inconsiderate torepparttar 122049 guests and your soon-to-be spouse, but it also wreaks havoc on your vendors. Ice sculptures melt, food gets cold, and photographers lose needed time to pose people and get those still shots for memory albums. The only reason you should ever be late to your own wedding would be something completely beyond your control – like a force of nature.

Bridal Shower Games Are Extremely Fun!

Written by Melanie Doetsch

Bridal shower games are a wonderful way to put your guests at ease and to getrepparttar party started! Ideally, bridal shower games should be easy to play and should provide guests with an interactive way to interact with one another in a casual and fun way. Fortunately, there are lots of games you can choose to play.

Trivia bridal shower games are wonderful because they give guestsrepparttar 122033 opportunity to prove how well they knowrepparttar 122034 bride or groom by encouraging them to answer questions about whenrepparttar 122035 couple first kissed, what their jobs were, where they attended college, etc. A variation can be current information such asrepparttar 122036 bride’s favorite restaurant, where she would like to vacation, and her favorite food.

To get everyone moving, try some games that requirerepparttar 122037 guests to get off their butts and socialize. Wedding dress is an all around favorite. For this exciting game, you dividerepparttar 122038 group into groups and have each group dresses one member in a wedding gown made entirely from toilet paper. The bride then choosesrepparttar 122039 winning design of course! For extra fun, haverepparttar 122040 models berepparttar 122041 mothers ofrepparttar 122042 bride and groom andrepparttar 122043 maid of honor.

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