(Closed) T/F a bride being an hour late shows a ton of disrespect to the guests. (Poll)

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: The bride being an hour late is super rude to the guests
    Yes : (61 votes)
    58 %
    No : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, but crazy things happen : (40 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It really depends on why she’s late. Broken-down limo: not rude. Facebooking too long: rude.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    ummm I’m going to assume if a bride is late to her own wedding, she had a good reason

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    SOOOO rude. The wedding party should arrive to the venue an hour early. Guests should arrive a half hour early. If your limo breaks down, you should have backup transportation. In my mind, the only excuse for being late to anything ever is mortal peril. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If you’re starving them ( your guests), denying them of any form of water/ drink, means of bathroom, a seat , protection form the elements then yes- you failed to take care of your guests.

    If they can survive–being late may workout but still not recommended.

    Also,which part of the wedding? Ceremony or reception?

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes it’s rude, how rude depnds on the location of the ceremony.

    If it’s a location with no bathrooms, no water, not protected from the elements, and guests are told to sit in their seats as the bride is arriving “any minute” for an hour… then yes, that is horribly rude. 

    My ceremony location had no cover, no bathrooms, and no refreshments so being on time was a very high priority for me. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I was mortified to be half an hour late, but the groom’s family was to blame lol!  They took much longer than expected with the photographer, wanting other photos here, other there blah blah blah, that the photographer got to mine 10 minutes before I was due to leave.  So instead of having the alloted hour I was supposed to and the range of photos I wanted, I had a few rushed with with everybody, before heading out for the church.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Why is this even a question? Lol! Of course that is very rude. And even if you are going to be an hour late due to unforseen circumstances, at least 15-20 mins during those said circumstances, the bride should be able to find someone who can communicate this to the guests that she will be late and why. Or someone should take initiative who is WITH the bride (since she might be totally FRAZZLED) to communicate to the waiting guests what’s the hold up.

     

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Darling Husband and I declined an invitation to a wedding, and we’re glad we didn’t go.  We found out later that the ceremony wasn’t scheduled to start until 6 pm, even though the invitation said 5:30.  They didn’t want the guests showing up late.  Then the bride spent another hour throwing a hissy fit over something with her veil.  So 7:00 pm.  The guests were not allowed to be seated early in the ceremony space, and we’re starving because it was dinner time.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @strawbabies:  Wow that is SO rude!

    I think most people know they have to be a bit early for a wedding. So if I got an invitation that said wedding at 5:30, i’d be there by 5 most likely. If I then had to wait until SEVEN for the wedding to start (or even the originally planned 6) I’d be pretty pissed!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @bridenj12:  Maybe there WAS a juicy story there, and the makeup/hair thing was a cover lol

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