It’s not very traditional for a mother to be in a maid-of-honor. But I’ve been thinking of having my mom as my maid-of-honor, because she’s literally my best friend and she has always been there with advice and a caring heart. Would it be wrong to have my mom be a maid-of-honor? Or should it …

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For some brides, the wedding shower amounts to a real privilege. Although it’s certainly not the case for everyone, many a bride eagerly looks forward to the time when her friends and family gather to shower her with warm wishes, attention and presents in advance of the big day. We’ll probably never know the exact …

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By Rose Smith We’ve all been to “one of those weddings” — the kind where you need to amuse yourself between the ceremony and the reception because they’re hours apart, or you find yourself stuck in a receiving line that never ends. To keep your friends and family smiling instead of gritting their teeth in …

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By Jennifer Strahan Old-fashioned etiquette and oh-so-modern dilemmas: these two combined can perplex even the savviest bride when it comes time to word your wedding invitations. Couples often struggle with the demands of formal language when one or both sets of parents are divorced. Not to worry, though — we’ll cover some common situations, including …

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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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writing wedding rsvp

RSVP. Répondez s’il vous plait. You’ve kindly requested a response to your wedding invitation, but the response cards are being returned slowly. You need to give the caterer a final head count and your mom wants to confirm the seating arrangements.  What should you do? There’s no exact science to a better return rate on …

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Over 2.08 million weddings were held in the United States in 2012, according to The Wedding Report. Countless wedding guests have read the dress code on a wedding invitation and came away slightly baffled about what to wear. But with a little know-how, it’s not hard to decode dress codes for wedding season. Before you run out …

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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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When it comes to wedding etiquette, we all have a lot of questions to ask, simply because we want everything to be perfect and devoid of error. In these lines, we would like to pay a special attention to the thank you notes, in order to show you how one can master this thing like …

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I bet that up to this age you have attended many wedding ceremonies. But, still when it comes to the planning of your wedding there are many unanswered questions that put you in difficulty. A topic that we would like to discuss with you is related to the wedding receiving line order. According to the …

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We desire to start this article by asking you a question. Are you going to plan your wedding ceremony by following some etiquette rules, or you are just going to listen to your heart and plan your wedding ceremony according to your whims and desires? In order to help you figure out the answer for …

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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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Don’t make the same mistakes at your wedding as so many other brides and grooms. Every bride wants a fairytale wedding — and that means navigating around the major faux pas. Listed below are some mistakes (common wedding etiquette mistakes) we’ve seen all too often from unsuspecting brides and grooms. They’re all avoidable according to …

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1. How can I let people know where I’m registered?  Word of mouth is really only the “proper” way to inform people where you are registered. You really must wait until they ask you or other family members. All friends and family members should be told where you are registered so they can inform others when asked. Today, it is …

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