What is the wedding etiquette for out-of-town wedding guests?


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Etiquette expert Emily Post suggests that you offer activities, gatherings and other forms of hospitality to out-of-town guests who are not part of your wedding party. Additionally, while out-of-town guests are responsible for paying for their own lodging, it's polite to help them find places to stay.

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As you finalize your wedding guest list, take note of which of your guests are coming from out of town. If any of the out-of-town guests are staying in private homes with others who are invited to your wedding, those hosting your out-of-town guests should be invited to any events or parties that the out-of-town guests will attend.

To avoid any awkward interactions, Emily Post recommends that you give the party hosts the names and addresses of those who are providing accommodations to out-of-town guests. Make sure that all of your out-of-town guests and in-town hosts feel comfortable with the lodging arrangements, and try to make sure that each host and out-of-town guest are good personality matches for each other. Finally, if you have out-of-town guests who will be staying in hotels, reserve a block of rooms in a hotel. If a minimum number of rooms are booked, your guests may receive a discounted room rate.

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