Question: I can’t stay the whole time at my friends wedding. When is an acceptable time to leave?
Answer: This often gets asked when a guest has a conflict of interest the same night as a wedding. However, when you accept an invite to a wedding, you accepted to be at the celebration. The etiquette rule of thumb is that you can leave after the cake is cut.
So enjoy yourself. Plan of being there for the ceremony, dinner, toasts, first dance and cake cutting. How long it takes can very from how many guests are there and what time the wedding started.
After the cake cutting, if you must leave, find the bride and groom and wish them well before you make an exit.
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