Going to a wedding for the time with your partner? Here are 5 essential things to consider before the big day.
By Jeanette Nkwate
So it's official: you and bae have been invited to your first wedding. For most people, it signifies being seen as 'serious' couple by your friends and loved ones. And while you're probably jumping for joy because of this fact, the truth is you're probably also a little apprehensive about making your first formal debut. So, to help put your mind at ease, we've put together a little indispensable list of things to consider for when you're attending someone's big day with bae – trust us, it's a good 'un!
Expect to get the third degree
Since this is probably the official first outing for you and bae, you'll probably get the third degree from his family and friends or your loved ones.So be prepared to be repeatedly asked about your life and his life, because everyone will want to know your whole life story and everything about bae's childhood.
“So, when are you getting married?”
Remember what we said earlier about the third degree? Well, on that note we thought we might warn you that you'll probably get everyone (and we mean everyone) asking when you and bae will be getting married. Slightly awks, but don't worry, you'll survive.
You will find out A LOT about bae
Ok, you might spend a lot of time with your partner and know their favourite colour etc. but when you attend a wedding with your partner you'll find out so much more about your boo. In fact, we'd go as far as saying that wedding is a true test of character because most of the big day is spent dealing with friends, family, kids and elders. If they take your aunt for a spin on the dancefloor, laugh at your dad's terrible and play with your little niece – they're probably a keeper. But if they berate the waiters at dinner, you might want to re-evaluate their character.
Does your partner have style?
Yes, you've probably seen each other first thing in the morning and at casual brunches, but now you'll get to see bae at their best - well, at least clothes-wise. Weddings are a great opportunity to really peacock and dust of your gladrags. Hopefully, bae has some serious style, but if you don't want to run the risk? Then why not cut your losses and check out our wedding section for complementary outfits for couples.
Fun is important
Ok, we know we said that wedding are a huge test character but try to have little fun at your first official wedding as a couple. Weddings, family, friends and large numbers of children tend to be rather stressful, so try to be kind to yourself and your partner on the big day. And remember: cutting some shapes on the dancefloor is a great way to destress!
Don't forget to check out our Summer Collection for complementary outfits for you and bae – regardless of the event!