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Wedding Etiquette

Here's How Far In Advance You Should Send Those Wedding Invitations

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 07.06.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

9 Ways To Deal With Running Into Your Ex

High50 | Posted 07.05.2015 | Fifty
High50

If you're divorced, your child's wedding can be emotional if your ex is there. High50 Claire Mason outlines nine strategies to help you enjoy the day, such as focusing on the bride and groom-to-be rather than past events.

What "Obligations" Do Brides and Grooms Have to Their Wedding Guests?

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The bride and groom want to depart for their honeymoon the morning after their wedding, and this MoG was hoping I'd tell her she's totally right and that the bride and groom are being tacky "abandoning" their guests. But she's wrong. Totally WRONG.

Cheers: How to Toast at a Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Everyone has been to a wedding where there were either too many toasts given or too much detail given in the toasts. You sit there, drink in hand, wondering when the toast or speech is going to end or you simply try to tune out details that you really didn't want to know about the couple.

Who Pays? Destination Weddings & the Bridesmaids

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

Destination weddings can be expensive for guests and members of the bridal party. I recommend that all costs be discussed before one agrees to participate in a wedding, but it's easy to be caught up in the emotion of the moment, and who can say no to their best friend, right?

Sneaky Has No Place in Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I am not a fan of sneaky people during wedding planning. I answer to the brides and grooms who hire me and nobody else, unless they've been foolish enough to let their parents sign the contract.

How to Handle Divorced Parents at Your Wedding with the Least Drama

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Some of my brides and grooms struggle about what to do with their separated or divorced parents at their wedding. The goal, obviously, is for everybody to have fun and avoid any potential drama.

Here's What You Should Know When Choosing A Flower Girl And Ring Bearer

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

What You Need To Know About Your Wedding Seating Arrangements

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

Interestingly, there's a myth that continues to circulate among some guests. They're under the impression that they should base the cost of the gift on how much they think the couple is spending on food and entertainment. This modern myth is simply not true.

5 Expectations Brides and Grooms Should Have of Their Wedding Planners and Vendors

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Wedding planning is an art form. No really, it is. A good wedding planner not only has to have good business sense and excellent organizational skills, but she also has to be able to see the brides' and grooms' visions for their perfect days and know how to execute them.

Here's What's Appropriate To Bring To An Engagement Party

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

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.

How To Have A Really Small Wedding Without Hurting Anyone's Feelings

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

Expert Advice On How To Handle A Difficult Bridesmaid

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

A Rant by a Professional Wedding Planner: Do Not RSVP 'Yes' to a Wedding and No-Show

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Enough! Unless you're in the hospital or have just had a death in your immediate family, there is no excuse to no-show at a wedding. Ever. It's very rude.

This Is What It Takes To Be A Top-Notch Mother Of The Bride

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

How to Be the Perfect Wedding Guest

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Weddings
Diane Gottsman

If attending multiple weddings is in your future, you are no doubt feeling time-crunched, budget stretched, and a bit overwhelmed. Add the pressure of making dazzling conversation with perfect strangers, and you might consider RSVP'ing "no" to what could turn out to be some of the most memorable moments of your summer.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2015 | Weddings
Jacqueline Whitmore

When it comes to invitation and RSVP etiquette, it's often times confusing for the happy couple and their guests. What is the proper protocol?

How To Politely Ask The Awkward 'Do I Get A Plus-One?' Question

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

Why A Paper Wedding RSVP Card Is Still The Way To Go (Even In 2015)

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 03.09.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

What You Must Include In Your Wedding Weekend Welcome Bag

Tracie Domino | Posted 05.06.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

The actual makeup of what you gift your arriving guests can vary greatly based on your budget, but with access to such a wide range of resources today, welcome bags are now accessible for all budgets. Plan for these and your guests will be incredibly appreciative.

This Is How Long You Actually Have To Send Those Wedding Thank-You Notes

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 03.02.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

How Being A Bride Taught Me To Be A Better Wedding Guest

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 04.30.2015 | Weddings
Caitlyn Becker

We've all been guilty of being a sucky guest at one time or another (myself included) but here is a sure-fire way to never be that person again.

The Very Real Struggle All Engaged Couples Face

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 02.13.2015 | Weddings

Some people love using the word "fiancé/fiancée," while others cringe their way through it. I'm in the latter camp. To me, a "fiancé" is the ch...