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.
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.
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.
To create the right kind of wedding you have to select the right officiant--or officiants--but you need to have a clear understanding about what to expect in your work together.
We see lots of crazy scenes caught by guests on the WeddingMix cameras or uploaded with the app. Here's a video montage of some of our recent favorite scenes of wedding guests at play. And don't worry, the miniature groomsman did survive the bullfight.
While the big day may be over, your duty is not done. Trust me, people are waiting on that one last final element. So here are three tips to make sure you are doing everything you can do to say "Thank You."
As excited as you are for your wedding, chances are, you're also dreading the whole all eyes on you all night, small talk, go-go-go aspect of it.
Even if you are not an A-list Hollywood celeb, the level of privacy around your nuptials is an important thing to consider, even early on, to ensure your day is as reflective (and respectful!) of you as possible.
Trying to remember who you need to hand cash to, and how much, isn't something you want to think about on the most important day of your life. And even if you plan ahead to do it, that doesn't mean you'll actually succeed.
No matter how times have changed and how the rules of etiquette have evolved, one important guideline remains (and shall endure): A thank you note is something every gift recipient should send and every gift giver expects.
From Mom's 'helpful' advice to the shop assistant's spiel on how if you don't cry, then it's not the perfect dress: Here are the biggest offenders in the wedding industry, and let it be henceforth known that they are mythbusted!
A wedding isn't really an opportunity to renew old friendships and grow new ones -- it's the time to invite those who are closest to you and the people you love the most to witness your vows.
Discussing wedding money -- with your future spouse and both sets of your parents -- is hard. Nobody likes to talk about money -- the subject matter is taboo. Unfortunately, it has to be the first discussion point for wedding planning.
A good friend of mine was getting remarried and it was an amazing event. When planning her wedding, she told me it was a challenge to find information, advice or inspiration for her Encore wedding.
Pinterest. Rustic charm. $200 bridesmaid dresses. We're at that time in our lives where pretty much all of our friends are getting hitched, and for those of us that aren't (at least not right now), it can be pretty exhausting.
Giving a wedding gift is a highly personal endeavor. While couples may provide their guests with a registry, even the etiquette gurus at the Emily Post Institute say that shopping from this prescribed list isn't a must.