So many people are hiding these days behind their devices, using efficiency and speed as just one of the many excuses to avoid direct communication. I don't purport to be the Emily Post of digital etiquette, but the following are times when some form of more intimate and potentially interactive communication may be preferable to their smart phone or tablet equivalent.
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There are no hard-and-fast rules. Except one: Be a gracious bride and groom while letting your true style shine.
Creating a guest list is notoriously one of the most fraught parts of the wedding planning process
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When I thank someone for a favor or service rendered, what I've often noticed creeping into our daily conversation is the use -- make that the overuse -- of the response "No problem." Just when was the appropriate "You're welcome" put out to pasture by so many people?
Bridesmaids dropping out at the last minute freak out my brides. It really, truly causes a void for them that I can't fix - and I hate that.
It's easier than you think to ruin someone's wedding with just your iPhone.
Every wedding, one of the designated toasters will take me aside to ask "what time is my speech?" Uh, you don't have a speech honey. You're not running for office.
The question of where and when a wedding will take place are not always as easy to answer as a couple would like them to be.
Your bridesmaids are your go-to female team as you prepare for your big day. Sometimes, however, your maids can disappoint you.
Perhaps I am just getting old. Maybe it's the new normal to arrive twenty minutes late, to arrange a meeting so you can spend its duration broadcasting to the world where your physical but not mental presence is and to never snail mail.
Being on all three sides of a guest list -- inviter, invited and uninvited -- can help children not only become more resilient, but also more conscientious and empathetic. It's up to parents to use parties as opportunities for chats about friendship, kindness, and etiquette.
Some are annoying, pedantic or antiquated. Some just don't fit you and the person you're marrying.
Before the dress, the cake and the kiss, but after the proposal, comes the announcement or invitation.
Creating your wedding registry isn't just about compiling a wishlist of home essentials. This is also the perfect time to discover your style as a couple, talk about your entertaining priorities, and gear up for life after "I do."