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Royal wedding etiquette dates back centuries into British culture, and even though Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have brought a modern flair to these customs, their wedding day is likely to be more on the traditional side. There is a long list of expectations for both the royal family and those attending the event.

Inspired by the buzz around the royal wedding, we asked a few of Canada’s leading etiquette experts, including The Marilyn Denis Show‘s resident butler Charles MacPherson, The Social’s etiquette expert Lisa Orr, and Vancouver-based etiquette coach Elizabeth Burnett of Elizabeth Etiquette, to weigh in on what makes an ideal wedding guest. These pros filled us in on how to navigate wedding etiquette whether you’re heading to a royal affair or a friend’s formal celebration.

1. Stick to the dress code

For a royal affair, the dress code is very particular for the guests attending. “Typically, men dress in military uniform, a single-breasted coat with tails, or a lounge or business suit,”

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