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."
Being invited to a wedding is an honor. But there are those rare times when a guest just might do something, unintentionally, that might detract from the couple's wedding day
Newly-engaged couples are supposedly sending emails to friends NOT to say "Save the Date" but to say "Please do NOT Save the Date".
The bride looked at me and then at her groom and then back to me and said, "What do you mean? Like, a paper invitation? I thought we would just send an email and direct them to a website."
As if Emily Post prophesized the Internet's ability to make a message go viral, she warned, "Never write a letter to anyone -- no matter whom -- that would embarrass you were you to see it in a newspaper above your signature." Or, I'd add to that, a screen grab of your declaration on someone's Tumblr. This all sounds terribly unromantic, doesn't it?
Emails are to the art of letter writing what instant coffee is to a meticulously crafted espresso. I know, I know, email is so much more convenient than sitting down to write a note by hand. Not every message warrants a handwritten note, but don't write them off entirely (horrible pun intended).
My husband and I are the worst. We were married on October 6, and we still haven't done one important thing.
People speak of friendships lasting a lifetime, acts of courage, moments of hilarity, or what it feels like to watch your son or daughter go through such a momentous rite of passage. Above all, you hear them talk about love.
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.
With the holiday season in full swing, many have calendars bursting with engagements -- from office, glögg and yuletide gatherings, to cookie exchanges, snow balls and other jolly paloozas. It's as good a time as any to review the etiquette of social intercourse.
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.
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?
You'll be spending a lot of time with your wedding planner leading up to and including your big day. They'll become your resource, your sounding board, your family therapist, your B.F.F. So get to know them.
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.
There are few things in life that give me more pleasure than finding a new home for an item that's just taking up space in my house. So one of my kids gets a birthday present she already has? She may see disappointment, but I see opportunity.