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Wedding Etiquette: Do’s and Don’t for a Smooth and Memorable Celebration.

At Foundry 45, we’ve had the privilege of being a part of countless beautiful weddings, each one special and unique. While planning your dream wedding can be exciting, it’s also essential to navigate the complex world of wedding etiquette to ensure you have a memorable and stress-free day for you and your guests. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind as you begin your planning journey:


  1. Send Invitations in a Timely Manner: Ensure your guests receive their invitations well in advance, typically 6-8 weeks before your wedding date. This gives them enough time to RSVP, make travel arrangements and prep for your big day!
  2. Communicate Clearly with your Guests: Provide all the essential information your guests will need such as: dress code, directions to the venue, accommodation options and any other rules/regulations from your venue.
  3. Respect RSVP Deadlines: Set a reasonable RSVP deadline and kindly follow up with guests who haven’t responded by the specified date. This will help you finalize seating arrangements and catering numbers promptly.
  4. Be Mindful of Dietary Restrictions: Ask your guests about any dietary restrictions or allergies when they RSVP and ensure that your caterer can accommodate those needs. This small gesture will make your guests feel welcome and cared for.
  5. Express Gratitude: Take the time to personally thank each of your guests for attending your special day. Whether through a heartfelt speech or a handwritten note, expressing gratitude goes a long way in making your guests feel appreciated.


  1. Don’t Forget to Stick to Your Budget: While it’s tempting to splurge on every aspect of your wedding day, it’s essential to stay withing your budget to avoid unnecessary stress and financial strain.
  2. Don’t Leave Guests Waiting: Keep your ceremony and reception timelines in check to ensure that your guests aren’t left waiting around. Promptness shows respect for their time and allows everyone to fully enjoy all the festivities.
  3. Avoid Controversial Topics: While it’s natural for emotions to run high on such a special day, try to avoid discussing controversial topics that could potentially dampen the mood. Keep conversations light and focused on celebrating love and unity.
  4. Don’t Overindulge: As tempting as it may be to partake in the festivities, remember that your wedding day is a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself throughout the day to ensure you can fully enjoy every moment without feeling overwhelmed or unwell.
  5. Avoid Last-Minute Changes: While some flexibility is necessary in wedding planning, try to avoid making significant last-minute changes that could disrupt the flow of your day. Stick to your carefully crafted plan as much as possible to minimize stress for yourself and your vendors.

At Foundry 45, we’re here to help you navigate the intricacies of wedding etiquette and create a celebration that exceeds your expectations. By keeping these do’s and don’ts in mind, you’ll ensure that your wedding day is not only smooth and memorable, but also filled with love, joy and cherished moments that will last a lifetime.

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