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The wife of his best friend suggested (actually, strongly insisted) that we demand a monetary contribution from our guests. My spouse and I disagree. I find this insulting, while he is hell-bent on it! Can we ask without insulting?
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Wedding season is in full swing, and that means that bridezillas and groomzillas are about to terrorize the land once again. Demanding brides and grooms often end up alienating the very people they are supposed to be celebrating with, their wedding guests. Here's how to avoid becoming one.
Don't just toss your bouquet, share it.
Once upon a time, etiquette experts would have completely discouraged your daughter of asking for money. Untraditional and tacky, they would have tissed! Rest assured. As a modern manners maven, I know one thing for sure: etiquette evolves based on societal norms.
For starters, every first time wedding invitation has a gift obligation. The only exception is when you're a distant colleague, friend or family member, and you have not had any contact with either of the future newlyweds.
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We all know weddings are expensive, but it's not just brides and grooms footing a big bill. On average, guests are spending a whopping $673 USD per wedding this year, 21 per cent more than they spent...
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My son and his future wife, live together in a small apartment. They are hoping to soon purchase a house. When we discussed the shower, she told me that she is thinking of a money shower. This seems very tacky to me. I am mortified. What should I do?
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From the readers' emails that I receive, these new trends of requesting meal payment from guests, making expensive demands on wedding party members and extending the celebration beyond the wedding day, is making wedding dreams come true for the couple but putting a serious strain on many friendships.
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Dear Julie, My niece is getting married in a civil ceremony, in May. Since this Valentine's Day announcement, the family climate is extremely explosive with regards to the payment of her wedding. According to wedding etiquette guidelines, do her parents have to pay? Please enlighten us
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