When a dear friend or family member of yours announces that he’s getting married, it’s natural to get excited. A groom-to-be is an exciting person to know! There are endless possibilities for his life ahead and months of wedding planning with cake tastings, suit fittings, and honeymoon planning on the horizon. It’s only natural to talk to a groom about his wedding and wife-to-be. But some things are better left unspoken.
Everyone kind of knows what the bride and groom do after the ceremony, but bringing it up is in poor taste. Let the poor couple be.
Unless the betrothed couple have a special agreement (which is none of your business), the groom is well aware that his new wife is the only person he’ll be with for the rest of his life. Most likely, he’s totally happy with this decision.
If the groom wants you to make a wedding toast, he’ll ask. And, please, don’t ask this question on the actual day of the wedding after you’ve already had a few signature cocktails.
Don’t talk about divorce statistics, your parents’ divorce, your own divorce, or anything related to divorce. Just don’t.
The groom was pretty sure he got along great with his in-laws until you brought it up. Thanks!
Bringing up an ex in the days or weeks leading up to a weeding is awkward and unnecessary. The groom is perfectly happy with his choices in life, so really, what’s the point?
Though this phrase can be seen as a compliment to the groom’s future spouse, it does so while putting him down.
Talking money is always tacky. OK, maybe the groom would have preferred to buy a new car for the cost of his wedding. But the cost per head is none of your business.
You may have known the groom since he was knee high to a grasshopper or you may have met him in college when he was just a bachelor living in his own mess and dating loads of girls. But he’s a grown man now and has made a mature decision. People change!
Marriage is something to celebrate. It’s not a death sentence. So don’t be that guy.
Two guests hooking up at a wedding is really only going to bring drama into the bride and groom’s life. So, sure, that bridesmaid may look cute, but she’s obviously close with the groom’s new wife. Leave her alone.
Get it? Because marriage is like working on an old-fashioned chain gang! Aren’t ladies just the worst?!
There’s this whole belief out in the ether that women are the only ones who care about planning weddings, while grooms would rather just elope and get it all over with. But a wedding is essentially a big party with tons of loved ones around. Why wouldn’t a man enjoy that?
This seems like a compliment, but it’s fairly demeaning to the groom’s new wife. The word you’re looking for is “beautiful.”
Cash bars are an emerging trend and while we all favor open bars, they’re by no means necessary. Asking this question makes you look 1) a little “thirsty” and 2) entitled and rude.