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Wedding Etiquette

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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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 03.26.2015 | 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...

3 Things To Consider When Deciding How Much To Spend On A Wedding Gift

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 02.09.2015 | 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...

3 Things You Need To Put On A Save-The-Date (And One You Don't)

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 02.02.2015 | 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...

10 Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

So what do you do now? Here are my top 10 tips that will help you successfully navigate -- and truly enjoy -- this exciting time in your life. I also reached out to recent brides for their input.

15 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To A Bride

Bridal Guide | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

While planning a wedding is something that you may have dreamt about and looked forward to doing for most of your life, it can also be a very stressfu...

2 Legitimate Reasons To Back Out Of Your Bridesmaid Duties

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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...

The Awkward Wedding Gift Dilemma It's Best To Disregard

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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 Deal With Wedding Guests Who Try To Add A Plus-One

HuffPost Weddings Editors | Posted 12.29.2014 | 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 Guide to Wedding Bar Etiquette: How to Water Your Guests Correctly

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.19.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Your wedding reception is a party being given by the bride and groom and/or their families, and the only expense your guests should incur is that of a gift and whatever it costs them to actually be there to attend.

Wedding Registry Mistakes to Avoid

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 01.18.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

A wedding registry is really for your guest's convenience, so try to think about it from their point of view. Here are some other guidelines to help you create a wedding registry that will make both you and your guests happy.

'Do We Have to Invite Plus Ones to Our Wedding?'

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 12.21.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

While the rules of etiquette are slightly flexible on inviting 'plus ones' for single friends who aren't in serious relationships, they are rigid when it comes to inviting the spouses and live-in partners of guests.