What does the wedding guests dislike the most ?

Do you want your marriage to be up to the task? Imagine a perfect day where guests have fun in a good atmosphere under a bright sun. Perhaps you fear guest criticism? But do you know what the guests don’t like the most? To be able to avoid these problems and have the wedding that your guests really like, it is interesting to know what really bothers them during a wedding, to know the things they complain about the most.

Too much waiting time

A long period between the ceremony and the reception. Wait a long time while the bride and groom take pictures. A cocktail that lasts forever or a dessert that is long overdue. Guests are much less busy than you are on your wedding day. To keep them from getting bored, make sure you organise the day’s program properly. Make sure that the wine of honour does not last too long, take pictures before the ceremony or plan activities for your guests if they have to wait: a music group, a photo booth… Be imaginative.

The seating plan

Destination Wedding
Destination Wedding

The seating plan is an essential point for the atmosphere of your meal. It is also one of the most delicate parts to prepare in order to try to make each guest feel comfortable in the place assigned to him/her and have fun. My previous articles cover this topic: Keys to a successful seating plan and Which guests at the wedding table?

Music too noisy

Some guests like to dance but many guests prefer to continue to chat during the evening. If the music is too loud, some guests may be embarrassed and shorten their evening. Ideally, people who do not want to dance should be able to talk without having to scream. Adjust the sound system or plan a place where guests who are not dancing can chat quietly.

Interminable speeches or ceremonies

First the bride’s witness who gives a tearful speech of a quarter of an hour. Then, the groom’s witness who tells the details of a well-watered evening. In addition, friends who list the most embarrassing situations you have ever known. Finally, your father who philosophies about babies and hopes to become a grandfather. All this in front of your colleagues, your friends, your in-laws… And it lasts 35 minutes between each dish at the beach… Stop it and no one will like it. Limit the number of guests who will take the floor and let them know that too long speeches will not amuse anyone.

The ceremony is an important point for the bride and groom. But most of the guests are waiting for the reception. They enjoy having a drink and chatting and dancing. If the ceremony lasts longer, you will meet sleeping guests.

Being hungry

Guests who are hungry are more relaxed and the atmosphere suffers. But it is also true for the opposite. Imagine a secular or religious ceremony from 12pm to 1pm. The wine of honour will not start before 1:30 pm in the best case and will finish around 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm. And so the guests would settle for the meal at the earliest around 3:45 pm. I can imagine the hungry guests at 4:00 p. m. waiting impatiently for dinner. Not to mention that Uncle Jules has been drinking but has only eaten a few appetizer cookies: he is already rolling under the table!

Guests do not ask to eat, but they want to have enough to eat so they are not hungry. And if you have a tight budget, it is better to choose a sufficient quantity of food of satisfactory quality than to plan small quantities of luxurious food. Indeed, if they are very hungry, what the guests will remember is that there was not enough to eat even if the dishes were of a superior quality. On the other hand, if the food is correct in reasonable quantities and the guests are satisfied, the atmosphere will be more relaxed. In any case, it is likely that guests do not remember what was on the menu for very long.

The choice of the wedding date

Your wedding is the most important day for you but this is not necessarily the case for your guests. Think carefully when you choose what your big day will be. Do you want to take advantage of the summer holidays to organise your big day? Many guests may want to go on holiday. A long weekend or a day before a public holiday? Even if the rates may be more advantageous, guests often have a habit or even family obligations on these days. Mother’s Day or Father’s Day: Guests will probably regret having to leave their parents behind to participate in your wedding. Also to be avoided: on days of major sporting or other events because you wouldn’t want guests to keep their eyes glued to the screen of their smartphone to follow the performance of their favourite team.

The dress code

You want everything to be perfect, including the guests’ clothes: that’s normal. Would you like them to adopt a dress code? Perfect, but avoid requirements that make them uncomfortable. Make them dress in apple green or wear a hat and your guests may feel ridiculous or not easily find what you impose (they won’t spend a year preparing for your wedding unlike you). Imagine having to spend a lot of money to comply with a distant cousin’s dress code in addition to having already paid for a gift and transportation… Guests with the least means may find your requirements too expensive.

Green cocktail dress for wedding guests
Two toned Cocktail dress with light mint green & ivory laced sleeves ; Price : US$ 129

In short, a dress code is fine but a flexible dress code. Suggest a touch of green rather than requiring them to wear green from head to toe. Ask them to wear an element of the theme you determine rather than a whole outfit and if possible do not make them buy something expensive that they can only wear once. (You might want to check out how to wear for a autumn wedding.)

Having to pay for drinks

Bringing your wallet with you during the wedding reception is rather uncomfortable and guests don’t like it. If your budget is limited, try to offer a limited choice of drinks: soft drinks, beer and/or wine at least for the first few hours of the reception.

And you: Have you ever faced this kind of problem as a guest? In your opinion, what do you think the guests dislike the most? Or better yet, do you have any tips to prevent guests from being embarrassed at your wedding?

Which cocktail dress length perfectly matches your personality?

A dress that matches your personality is the one in which you feel both beautiful and comfortable. To feel good about yourself, it must correspond to your desires, your morphology without forgetting the specificities of the event during which you will wear it. Discover some recommended cocktail dresses to choose which looks good on you.

Knee-length Cocktail dress with a flared cut

Knee length Skin pink cocktail dress

This is the most popular cocktail dress model. With a chic look, the flared dress that goes down to the knee confirms a woman’s assertive character.

Those who like to face life’s challenges while remaining reasonable choose this type of dress for a reception. You can also adopt this model as a wedding cocktail dress.

Knee-length Sheath Cocktail dress

Lace Knee-length Sheath Cocktail dress in Royal blue
WPEA1818 ; Available in other colors on Persun.cc

A straight cocktail dress that stops at the knee reveals the elegance of the wearer. A woman who likes to stand out through her beauty and impeccable physique chooses this chic model.

If you want to highlight your dream body at a cocktail party or wedding party, this is your style of dress.

Midi Cocktail dress

Midi Mermaid Cocktail dress in Satin for Cocktail

Slightly flared, a cocktail dress that goes down to the calf is an ideal model for tender and passionate women. It is a less fatal style to affirm femininity, youth and beauty.

Worn with high heel sandals, the calf dress is perfect for a mysterious woman who wants to please with an unpredictable side.

Ankle length Cocktail dress

Ankle length Navy blue Taffetas One-shoulder cocktail dress

Women who want to be unique and independent generally prefer long cocktail dresses, especially those that go down to the ankle. If you like to feel free in your life, without anyone telling you what to do or not to do, choose this dress.

If you are also one of those who decide to follow their intuition in love as in life, take this model. The slightly or very flared cocktail dress is for a woman with great self-confidence and who doesn’t care what others may say or think.

Mini cocktail dress

One-shoulder Mini cocktail dress with flowers details in Silk-like satin
Source : JMRouge.fr

The mini cocktail dress is a rather rare model, but it does exist. It is often the choice of bold women who have the courage of their opinions.

Behind her charming, even sexy style, the mini cocktail dress hides an open-minded and friendly woman who wants to be accepted as she is.

Cocktail dress in velvet & lace

Dark green Velvet Lace cocktail dress

If you are looking for a cocktail dress that combines comfort and style, choose a model in velvet & lace. This combination perfectly molds your shapes and is characterized by a very elegant look. This fine and sophisticated fabric makes you extremely noble.

Nobility, femininity and elegance are the hallmarks of a cocktail dress with lace or guipure details. It is well suited to confident women.


The choice of a cocktail dress must take your personality into account. This is reflected in the styles, colors and even the fabrics chosen. Today, dark-colored models are very trendy, but you are free to choose the one you like. Moreover, the different cuts are generally available in several colors in specialized shops. In any case, make sure you choose a cocktail dress that suits your body shape and enhances your appearance.

Reduce your wedding budget : the best tips

Your wedding must be unforgettable but you would like it to be affordable. Do you want to save money to reduce your wedding budget? Here are our tips for getting married without ruining yourself.

1. Determine your priorities

Wedding bouquet in pale champagne

Establish a budget. How much do you have? What price are you willing to pay for the different items: invitation card, clothing, bouquets, motorcade, reception area, meals and cakes, drinks, entertainment, honeymoon…? Give priority to those that seem important to you and for which you want to put the price. Give up or reduce the budget for other things. And to help you do so, follow the advice step by step in this article!

2. Change the wedding date

Choose a wedding out of season or in winter. If, in addition, you organise your wedding during the week instead of the weekend, you will benefit from a reduction of up to 20-30% in the rental rate of some reception venues. Plan your wedding well in advance to have time to compare prices, take advantage of great deals and reduce your wedding budget even further.

3. Use the talents of your loved ones

Elegant bridal make-up

They will be proud to contribute to your wedding. Look among your acquaintances for people gifted in make-up, beauty, a DJ and photographers (amateurs) who have proven themselves, a passionate decorator… They can help you avoid having to pay for the services of a professional.

4. Dare to be original for the meal and the assembled piece

Choose the latest trends by using a food truck with an original look and a gourmet menu. Your wedding budget will be reduced. It was great, original and friendly at the same time!

Order a pork on the spit with different sauces, for example. All you have to do is prepare the garnishes.

If you have always dreamed of a huge double-decker wedding cake, you could also reduce your wedding budget by ordering a partially decorative mounted piece. The lower levels would be made of cardboard or polystyrene with glazing and the upper part would be a real cake to cut. Otherwise, forget the assembled piece and serve a delicious pastry buffet instead.

Let your imagination run wild!

5. Opt for the restaurant

Celebrating your wedding in a restaurant can be financially interesting. Indeed, everything is included in the service, from the dishes to the service, unlike some rentals where you have to bring everything yourself. There will be no room rental, furniture or cutlery. However, you still need a minimum of decoration and ideally, there must be a space to dance.

6. Delegate to a wedding planner

Entrusting the organisation of your wedding to a wedding planner seems like an additional expense. However, wedding planners generally negotiate prices with other providers and thus obtain a preferential rate. This will allow you to have reduced prices that you could not get yourself. In the end, he or she will relieve you of many organisational worries, avoid novice mistakes and allow you to focus on what is important to you. Time is money, isn’t it?

7. The wedding dress at a broken price… or free…

Vintage short wedding dress with 3D flowers
Price : US$ 99

Several online sales sites offer wedding dresses at unbeatable prices. Some online shops like Weddingbuy.co and Persun offer wedding dresses (check out Persun‘s website. If you have the opportunity to do so in terms of timing, take advantage of the sales as well. Choose models from past collections, they are most of the time at half price. Moreover, apart from future brides and newlyweds, no one knows in detail the bridal dress collection of the year!

You can also ask one of your relatives if you can use her wedding dress: your mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law,… Sometimes the dress will require small adjustments to bring it up to date and to your size. However, I am sure that the person you ask for her dress will be flattered!

You may also consider renting your wedding dress instead of buying it.

Or, buy it second-hand….

8. Buy second-hand

Buy second-hand instead of buying everything new. It is economical and will appeal to all those who care about the environment. Decoration, photo decoration, wedding outfits… Give a second life to all these objects which are only used for one day: buy in second hand everything you need and sell the excess after your wedding. You may find your happiness at Vinted or you may be able to make future brides happy by selling what’s left of your wedding.

9. Reduce the guest list.

If you want to reduce your budget, reduce the number of guests. Invite only the people who are really close to you and not the Auntie you haven’t seen in 10 years or the colleague you never talk to. To avoid offending them, you may want to offer a drink at work or organise a time to share photos and videos a few days after the ceremony.

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To conclude, after having agreed on your budget, whatever the amount, you must stick to it and manage it as well as possible. Writing a list of your priorities will help you a lot to achieve this and it will be a red thread that will make it easier for you to organise your wedding (method detailed in this article). There are no small economies. Be creative and use these tips to reduce your wedding budget.