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Modern Wedding Etiquette

What's Your Role? Modern Tips for the Mother of the Bride & Groom

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

Congratulations! Your baby's engaged! You may be wondering, what do I do now? Traditionally, there were very specific duties for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom.

10 Pieces Of Wedding Etiquette You Can Absolutely Ignore

Scott Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Weddings
Scott Taylor

From Mom's 'helpful' advice to the shop assistant's spiel on how if you don't cry, then it's not the perfect dress: Here are the biggest offenders in the wedding industry, and let it be henceforth known that they are mythbusted!

Have the Wedding Budget Talk with Your Parents BEFORE You Start Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.02.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Discussing wedding money -- with your future spouse and both sets of your parents -- is hard. Nobody likes to talk about money -- the subject matter is taboo. Unfortunately, it has to be the first discussion point for wedding planning.

What Your Wedding Gift Says About You

Renee Strauss | Posted 10.15.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Giving a wedding gift is a highly personal endeavor. While couples may provide their guests with a registry, even the etiquette gurus at the Emily Post Institute say that shopping from this prescribed list isn't a must.

The Pros And Cons Of Paperless Wedding Invitations

Erica Laudon | Posted 05.03.2014 | Weddings
Erica Laudon

My spam filter has swallowed up a lot of Evites and even some important emails with large attachments. It would be terrible if many of your guests didn't receive your email wedding invitation because it got lost in their Spam filter.

4 Things You Should Never Ask Your Bridesmaids

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

While your bridesmaids are going to be there for you, that doesn't mean you should abuse your bridal power! No one likes a bridezilla, but as some of you past brides must know, sometimes walking the line between bride and friend is tricky.

How Do You Tell Your Breastfeeding Bridesmaid to Keep Those Boobs Covered at Your Wedding?

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Yes, you do have rights and you can do whatever you want, regardless of how tasteless and in poor judgment many of us may think your actions are. But when you are a guest in a different culture, you should observe the very basic practices of that culture.

The 10 Worst Crimes Wedding Guests Commit

Renee Strauss | Posted 11.20.2013 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

10. Hang around too late. Even if there's an afterparty that ends wee into the morning hours, at some point, the bride and groom want to have some alone time.

The 13 Rudest Things Guests Say To Marrying Couples

The Knot | Posted 10.28.2013 | Weddings
The Knot

Ever been faced with a wedding comment that was so inappropriate it left you tongue-tied? Among the congratulations and well-wishing, you're bound to hear a few remarks that are rude, annoying, or flat-out appalling.

How To Un-Invite A Wedding Guest

Claudia Maittlen-Harris | Posted 10.02.2013 | Weddings
Claudia Maittlen-Harris

Most people believe you cannot disinvite a guest once invitations have been sent. But it happens. Life happens. Unforeseen events happen. Friendships tank.

7 Signs You're At A Millennial Wedding

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 09.16.2013 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

They don't make weddings like they used to anymore. With a smartphone in everyone's pocket and constant interaction with peers through social media, technology is changing almost every aspect of society.

Solved: 6 Huge Etiquette Dilemmas

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Weddings

(Jo Bryant is an etiquette advisor and editor at Debrett's, the UK authority on etiquette and modern manners (www.debretts.com). Any opinions expre...

Why It's Never OK To Send A Wedding E-Vite

Marc Friedland | Posted 04.28.2013 | Weddings
Marc Friedland

Before the dress, the cake and the kiss, but after the proposal, comes the announcement or invitation.