When it comes to weddings, groomsmen tend to get overlooked. The focus is often on the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen are seen as a backup to the women in the wedding party. With that being said, it’s an honor to be groomsmen and they participate in the wedding significantly, which is why it’s traditional to …

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette.

The rehearsal dinner is a chance for fun, mingling, and food the night before the wedding. If you are getting ready to plan the rehearsal dinner part of your nuptials but are unsure as to proper etiquette, read on. There’s a few key things to know before the planning process begins. Hosts Traditionally, the parents …

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So, you have been chosen the best man? It is a good feeling to be the right-hand guy of the groom and especially when he is your best friend or brother. However, arranging your brother’s bachelor party and giving a best man speech publicly is completely different. You have got to be extremely confident and …

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While you probably know not to show up to a wedding in flip flops and jeans, there’s still a few wedding guest etiquette tips to go over before attending your next wedding. Use the following “cheat sheet” to charm the heck out of the bride and groom and ensure your name is on all future …

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destination wedding etiquette

    Throwing a destination wedding doesn’t mean you have to go without bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal showers and other traditional events. These events provide friends and family with the opportunity to celebrate with you (and give you gifts). If you’re considering inviting people to these events who aren’t invited to the wedding, it’s …

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wedding guest etiquette

  Perhaps your sister is getting married this summer, or you’re invited to a number of friends’ weddings in the span of a few months’ time. Whatever the case, there’s plenty of stuff to do as a wedding guest, even if you aren’t a member of the bridal party! Check out the ultimate list of …

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beach wedding guest dress

Wedding Guest Etiquette. What Do All These Dress Codes Mean? Black tie, black tie optional, causal…what to wear to a wedding can get confusing fast, so remember to read the fine print on the invitation concerning what on earth you should don for your friend’s special day. If you are still having issues, allow us …

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indian wedding

By Preeti Moberg, The Big Fat Indian Wedding Indian weddings are quite a unique experience – never before have you seen such a wide array of colors, food, and music blended together in a large, family celebration. It’s amazing how elegance and class shines through all the chaos of extended family, religious rituals, and sugary …

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rehearsal dinner etiquette

Getting ready for a rehearsal dinner? Check out a few etiquette tips: Who Pays? Traditional rehearsal dinner etiquette says the groom’s parents pay for the rehearsal dinner because it’s how the groom’s mother shows she too can entertain the masses, er, most people on your guest list. However, more and more couples are paying for their own …

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When throwing a wedding, it is essential to understand the etiquette involved with hosting out-of-town guests. It is important to remember that many friends and family will travel miles to celebrate the happy event, so they deserve a proper welcome. Here are some tips to make everyone feel at home and comfortable. 1. Welcome Gift …

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break wedding etiquette rules

5 Wedding Etiquette Rules that Can Be Broken Are you getting ready to plan your dream wedding? In the past, couples were expected to adhere to a strict code of tradition surrounding their nuptials. But these days, much of that is changing. Read on to learn more about five ways that wedding etiquette has changed …

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The etiquette of weddings has changed over the years, but the invitations still come with some hard and fast rules. Why? Probably because they offer pertinent information that guests must attend to. It is too easy to focus on the niceties of the invitation like the quote or the design qualities, and forget to put …

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A wedding without guests is like a cake without frosting, totally pointless. It is difficult to decide who should be invited and who gets to do the inviting. It’s hard to set strict guidelines for attendance and add-on guests. However, if you plan early and set rules for yourself, all guests can be accounted for and …

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The Best Dressed Wedding Guest Why do we use the color red to highlight text, for stop signs, and for emergency or hazard lights?  Easy answer: to get attention.  Since the bride should be the center of attention, wearing bright red to a wedding is the #1 wedding guest attire no-no.  But, what are some …

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ex wedding

Let’s not sugar coat it. We all have a past. Chances are, if you are preparing for your wedding day, you have gotten over that past and have moved forward. However, it’s not always that easy; especially if the past reappears in the present in the form of an amicable relationship. So where does that …

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wedding etiquette

What is this etiquette? Just an old fashioned, stodgy, rich person’s ideology? Let’s examine etiquette as it pertains to us in today’s world. First, let’s define etiquette: eti•quette (et′i kit, -ket) noun 1. the forms, manners, and ceremonies established by convention as acceptable or required in social relations, in a profession, or in official life …

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