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Wedding Etiquette

Put an End to Gift Shaming

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 12.22.2016 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

The holidays are upon us, and there's a lot of focus on gift giving. I wanted to take a moment to talk about wedding gifts and what to do if you don't...

Why You Should Consider An Unplugged Wedding (And How to Tell Your Guests)

Camille Abbott | Posted 10.06.2016 | Weddings
Camille Abbott

What’s an unplugged wedding? An “unplugged wedding” is when a couple getting married have made a decision that they would prefer if their weddin...

Why You Should Think Twice About Who Receives A Save-The-Date

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.03.2016 | 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...

Is It Ever OK For A Wedding Guest To Make A Seating Request?

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.26.2016 | 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...

Should You Translate Your Wedding Invitation For Foreign Guests?

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 08.29.2016 | 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...

Caterer Murdered At Wedding Over Chairs

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.25.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I woke up this morning and saw this article in my WTOP news email update. I couldn't believe what I was reading. I don't think I'd ever have suspec...

Emily Post Will Roll in Her Grave Over New Wedding App

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.01.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There's an app for every aspect of wedding planning now. But it's a double-edged sword. Just because you CAN do something more quickly and easily than ever before, doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea.

Should You Send A Wedding Invite To A Guest You Know Can't Attend?

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.18.2016 | 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...

Yes, It's Possible To Discuss Your Wedding Budget Without Arguing

Amber Harrison | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Money is always a tricky topic of conversation, but when it comes to a wedding it's easy for things to get emotional -- fast! Between the bride, groom...

The Dos And Don'ts Of Being A Good Wedding Guest

Victoria Deardorff | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weddings
Victoria Deardorff

Between being a wedding planner for many years and having a large friend/family network, I've attended a lot of weddings. With each one, I've found there are two types of guests: the good and the who-invited-that-person. I wish I could stand at the entrance to each wedding and pass out a list of tips on how to be a good wedding guest.

So You Were Asked To Be A Bridesmaid. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.13.2016 | 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...

3 Times You Absolutely MUST Give A Wedding Guest A Plus-One

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.06.2016 | 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 Is NOT the Bride's Privilege

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's the bride's privilege to ask her wedding party to dress a certain way for her wedding. It's tradition. She can tell them what jewelry and shoes to wear, too. She can even ask everybody to wear their hair up, or down, if she's super picky. But she absolutely, positively CANNOT ask anybody in her wedding party to alter their physical characteristics in any way.

How To Honor All Parents On Your Wedding Invitations

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.23.2016 | 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...

Who Gets To Bring a Plus One To Your Wedding?

Tracie Domino | Posted 05.12.2016 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

With the costs of weddings skyrocketing year over year and with the cost of each additional guest adding anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars to the final budget, it is critical to get it right when it comes to deciding who gets to bring a date to your wedding.

This Is By Far The Rudest Thing Newlyweds Could Ask Of A Guest

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Weddings

Oh, no she didn't! A story has been circulating around the Internet this week about an ungrateful bride who reportedly emailed one of her gues...

How To Address Dietary Restrictions On Your Wedding Invitations

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.23.2016 | 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 Tell People They're Not Invited To Your Wedding

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.26.2016 | 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 Invite Couples Who Live Separately To Your Wedding

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.04.2016 | 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...

New Wedding App Helps Couples Achieve a New Level of Rudeness

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.30.2017 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's irritating as hell when somebody RSVPs "YES" to your wedding invitation, and then fails to attend when your big day arrives. It's doubly irritati...

What To Do When The Wedding Accommodations Are WAY Over Your Budget

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.14.2016 | 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...

Eloping Is the New Black -- Part 2

Camille Abbott | Posted 03.15.2017 | Weddings
Camille Abbott

The logistics of the ceremony itself are a piece of cake, next to the potential for hurt feelings, regret and guilt that can accompany the aftermath of an elopement.

What to Do? A Wedding Guest Showed Up That Didn't Reply

Tammy Eckert | Posted 03.12.2017 | Weddings
Tammy Eckert

A good positive attitude going into your wedding day makes all the difference, and so does a bad attitude. If you are going to have a negative outlook, it just breeds more drama into your day, creating more negative energy. I've seen this happen with brides a million times - creating drama that isn't necessary.

Here's When A Wedding Gift Is Required -- And When It's Not

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 02.29.2016 | 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 Would You Have Done? Wedding Edition

Lynn Messina | Posted 03.01.2017 | Parents
Lynn Messina

I'd love to know what other parents would have done. If your child had planted himself or herself at the front of the middle aisle at an outdoor wedding, how would you have handled it? What would your first or second or third -- or tenth--thought have been?