The Peterstone Wedding Etiquette Guide

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The journey to saying “I do” is filled with excitement, joy, and a touch of meticulous planning. While the focus is often on the celebration itself, it’s crucial to navigate wedding etiquette with finesse to ensure a smooth and memorable experience for everyone involved. From invitations and RSVPs to gift-giving and thank-you notes, let’s delve into the world of wedding etiquette, embracing the charm of tradition and the practicality of modern times.

At Peterstone Court, we understand the unique considerations surrounding wedding etiquette, and we’re here to guide you through creating a celebration that is as unique and beautiful as your love story without the hassle.

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Invitations and RSVPs

The first dance of wedding etiquette begins with the invitations. Crafting the perfect invite involves a careful balance of style, clarity, and formality. Start by clearly stating the hosts, the couple’s names, date, time, and venue. Specify the dress code if necessary and include any additional information, such as directions or accommodation details.

RSVPs are not mere formalities; they are essential for wedding planning. Responding promptly shows respect for the couple’s efforts in organising the celebration. Whether it’s an online form, a pre-stamped RSVP card, or a phone call, make sure to inform the hosts of your attendance or regrets by the specified date.


Choosing the right gift is a delicate art. Many couples create wedding registries to guide guests towards their preferences. However, it’s perfectly acceptable to choose a thoughtful and personal gift that reflects your relationship with the couple.

If the couple has not registered, consider cash or a cheque as a versatile and appreciated gift. The amount should be based on your relationship with the couple and your budget. In the UK, it’s customary to give a gift rather than cash, but the trend is evolving, and cash is becoming more acceptable.

Thank-You Notes

Expressing gratitude is a timeless tradition, and sending thank-you notes is a thoughtful way to convey appreciation for the gifts and attendance. Ideally, thank-you notes should be sent within three months of the wedding. Personalise each note by mentioning the specific gift and how it will be enjoyed or used.

In the digital age, handwritten notes carry a special touch, but if time is of the essence, an email expressing heartfelt thanks is acceptable. Ensure your notes are sincere and convey genuine appreciation for the presence and generosity of your guests.

Additional Wedding Etiquette Tips

Dress Code Adherence: Respect the couple’s dress code preferences, whether it’s formal, casual, or themed. Dressing appropriately shows consideration for their vision of the celebration.

Punctuality: Arriving on time for the ceremony and other events is crucial. Late arrivals can disrupt the proceedings and draw attention away from the couple.

Social Media Courtesy: While it’s tempting to capture every moment, be mindful of the couple’s wishes regarding social media sharing. Wait until they’ve had a chance to share their official photos before flooding your feed.

Children at the Wedding: If children are not explicitly invited, consider arranging for childcare during the celebration. This allows parents to fully enjoy the event without worrying about their little ones.

Peterstone Court: The Perfect Venue

Navigating wedding etiquette is akin to a beautifully choreographed dance – it requires attention to detail, respect for tradition, and a dash of personal flair. By following these guidelines, you’ll contribute to a seamless celebration that the couple will cherish for a lifetime.

At Peterstone Court, we are committed to helping you create a celebration that honours your past, embraces your future, and reflects the depth of your love. From blending families to updating traditions, let us be a part of your remarriage journey, ensuring that your special day is as unique and beautiful as the love you share.

As you embark on this incredible journey toward your wedding day, consider Peterstone Court as your Brecon wedding venue of choice. With its exceptional beauty, stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, and unique charm, it provides the perfect backdrop and venue for a day filled with love, joy, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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