It’s good to be back home after a nice vacation in Hawaii. I just attended my friend’s wedding on Waikiki and it was a beautiful beachside ceremony. Over 100 people attended his destination wedding which was pretty cool. The bridesmaids were dressed in exquisite matching dresses while me and the groomsmen were decked out in matching aloha shirts and white pants, making us look like the hotel ukelele band or the valet guys.
A wedding should be a time when people need to understand a few basic rules of social etiquette. The bride and groom spend a lot of time and money putting together a classy event for their guests to enjoy. And we, as Pinoys and Pinays, sometimes violate these unspoken rules of wedding guest etiquette that can make our people look like total chodes. Here are some dos and don’ts based on observations at various Filipino weddings I’ve attended.