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Wedding Etiquette

5 Ways To Manage Your Divorced Parents At Your Wedding

Liz Coopersmith | Posted 03.05.2013 | Weddings
Liz Coopersmith

I pointed it out earlier this year that weddings make families do the wacky. But the wacky factor can rise astronomically when your parents are divorced.

What To Do When Your Sister Is Ruining Your Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 03.02.2013 | Weddings
Summer McLane

When dealing with a jealous sister during your wedding, you need to be realistic about your relationship. I get it. Now is YOUR time. YOUR special day. Your sister should be there for you the way you were there for her, right? Not if she's the jealous sister.

10 Ways To Include Kids In Your Destination Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Most of my clients want to know how to ban children from their Caribbean destination wedding weekends, not how to bring more little people with them. But now one of my clients is asking me what to do because she WANTS her friends to bring their children and both she and the groom WANT to have a child-friendly Caribbean destination wedding.

How To Tell A Friend Her Kids Are NOT Invited To Your Wedding

Karima El Hakkaoui | Posted 02.11.2013 | Weddings
Karima El Hakkaoui

Holy Hell, can this one bring the outraged parents out of their closets. So irate can guests become, you'd think you'd announced you were clubbing kittens to death for the evening entertainment. And the issue at hand...? Kids or no kids at your wedding.

The #1 Etiquette Rule Brides Shouldn't Break

Carly Cylinder | Posted 02.09.2013 | Weddings
Carly Cylinder

You start planning out the wedding weekend in your head. But then, the invite never comes. But, but, you've been invited to the bridal shower or bachelorette party, or maybe even both! Awkward? Yes. Tacky? Yes. So now what?

The Worst Thing You'll Have To Tell People Pre-Wedding

Summer McLane | Posted 01.28.2013 | Weddings
Summer McLane

The wedding wouldn't be the same without your second grade teacher and your mailman in attendance, right? That sounds like a nightmare, to me, but some brides can't imagine not having every single person in their lives at their wedding.

The Deep, Dark Secret The Wedding Industry is Keeping

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.14.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

An outrageously drunk wedding guest set his attentions on me and wouldn't leave me alone. First, he was touchy-feely. Then he was gropey-grabby. Then he wanted to dance and wouldn't let go.

What To Do When Your Groom Wants His Ex At Your Wedding | Posted 11.01.2012 | Weddings

I'm getting married in a few months. Right now I'm figuring out the guest list with my fiance. His ex-girlfriend is currently dating one of his friend...

8 Things You Should NEVER Say To A Bride-To-Be

Jill Knapp | Posted 10.30.2012 | Weddings
Jill Knapp

Besides me, three of my friends have gotten engaged since January. After talking with them, other friends and family members who have already tied the knot, and thinking of my own journey down this path, I have thought of the eight sentences that others and myself heard during our engagements, and wish we never had.

Etiquette Rules For Second-Time Brides

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.19.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly tacky and thoughtless people can be about second marriages. All kinds of people.

6 Surefire Ways To Ruin Your Wedding

Micah Fitzerman-Blue | Posted 12.08.2012 | Weddings
Micah Fitzerman-Blue

You haven't met me, but if you did, you'd want to invite me to your wedding. Even if you've already had a wedding, or even if you're freshly divorced,...

How I Survived The Wedding Date From Hell

Amanda Chatel | Posted 11.27.2012 | Weddings
Amanda Chatel

If there's a troublemaker in sight, I'm drawn to them. Whether it be a female friend or a boyfriend, if they're prone to being up to no good, I'll man...

5 Things A Bride Should NEVER Say To Her Wedding Planner

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.27.2012 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Hmmm... how to say this nicely... I'm your wedding planner, not your personal assistant. There, I said it. Wow, I feel much better.

Bridal Guru Colin Cowie Answers Your Burning Questions

Posted 09.20.2012 | Weddings

HuffPost Weddings has teamed up with Colin Cowie (yep, the bridal guru behind nuptials for everyone from Alyssa Milano to Jennifer Lopez) to bring you...

Is A Wedding Rehearsal Really That Crucial?

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.14.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Here are five tips to help make your wedding rehearsal as productive as possible. After all, if you're going to go through the motions, you might as well get something out of it other than just torturing your long-suffering wedding planner.

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Wedding Traditions

Sharon Sacks | Posted 11.13.2012 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

Wedding traditions such as this one date back to hundreds and hundreds of years ago, and fascinatingly enough are still very much alive.

A Wedding Planner Reveals What Brides Should NEVER Do

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.13.2012 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Brideys, the minute you got engaged, you signed on an invisible dotted line, and although you might not have realized it, you signed up for all of the shenanigans that go with planning your wedding.

5 Ways To Ensure Your Daughter Still Likes You After Her Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.05.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Each and every year, I encounter a few MoBs who want to plant themselves right smack in the middle of the whole wedding planning process and make everything take three times as long to organize and execute.

The Old-School Wedding Rules You Can Break

Posted 08.31.2012 | Weddings

This isn't your grandma's wedding. Martha Stewart Weddings has laid out the new rules for weddings. Rule number one? You don't have to wear white t...

Why I Insisted On Having My Ex At My Wedding

Jade Walker | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings
Jade Walker

So why do my exes and I choose to remain in each others' lives? Why not cut each other off after a breakup and move on? The reason is simple: If I've spent months or years loving someone, I see no good reason to throw away a prized friendship just because our romance fizzled.

7 Things Your Bridal Party Should NEVER Do

Bitchless Bride | Posted 10.18.2012 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

It's recently come to my attention that not all of your "friends" or BFFs, bros, sisters or whomever understand that pranks, embarrassing toasts and simply being contemptible is just not cool or appropriate at a wedding.

5 Things NEVER To Say During A Toast

Eleni Gage | Posted 10.14.2012 | Weddings
Eleni Gage

I'd like to cement my reputation as the Grinch Who Stole Weddings by floating my lil black cloud over to the guests' section, raining on their reception parades with my unsolicited, iron-clad rules for What Not to Say While Giving a Wedding Toast.

Meet The World's Craziest Groomzillas

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.07.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I've suffered through more than my fair share of "Groomzillas" in the past five years, but there were certainly a few that truly stand out in my mind. It's certainly proof that weddings can bring out the worst in anyone.

How Not To Alienate Your Older Wedding Guests

Sara Olsher | Posted 09.24.2012 | Weddings
Sara Olsher

With wedding websites, electronic save the dates, thumbprint guest books and alternative registries, modern weddings can leave older generations behind.

10 Wedding Etiquette Rules You Can Break

The Huffington Post | Natasha Burton | Posted 07.20.2012 | Weddings

Here at HuffPost Weddings, we believe in having your Big Day your way. (Have you seen our Take Back Your Wedding campaign yet?) But even as couples st...