Big, fat weddings are a thing of the past – here's the new guide for guests attending nuptials during lockdown

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While some etiquette rules have gone out the window, there are still some you must follow at every wedding.
While some etiquette rules have gone out the window, there are still some you must follow at every wedding.
Victor Dyomin

African weddings are often a jol. Usually, there's no need to worry about wedding etiquette, RSVPing, guest lists and whether kids are allowed. If there's a tent, you're invited – the more, the merrier.

But Covid-19 and young couples' desire to have more lavish weddings with fewer guests are changing the game. Even if having a small guest list is not about renting a posh venue, money is tight (those revellers are not going to feed themselves!). And now, with Covid-19 restrictions a part of our lives indefinitely? Etiquette is everything.  

Newlyweds from Negril, Jamaica, created a furore after they sent their “no call, no show” guests, Doug and Degra, a wedding reception invoice, scolding them for RSVPing then not bothering to attend their nuptials.

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