Interestingly, there's a myth that continues to circulate among some guests. They're under the impression that they should base the cost of the gift on how much they think the couple is spending on food and entertainment. This modern myth is simply not true.
Wedding planning is an art form. No really, it is. A good wedding planner not only has to have good business sense and excellent organizational skills, but she also has to be able to see the brides' and grooms' visions for their perfect days and know how to execute them.
Congratulations! Your baby's engaged! You may be wondering, what do I do now? Traditionally, there were very specific duties for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom.
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?
Enough! Unless you're in the hospital or have just had a death in your immediate family, there is no excuse to no-show at a wedding. Ever. It's very rude.
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.
If attending multiple weddings is in your future, you are no doubt feeling time-crunched, budget stretched, and a bit overwhelmed. Add the pressure of making dazzling conversation with perfect strangers, and you might consider RSVP'ing "no" to what could turn out to be some of the most memorable moments of your summer.
When it comes to invitation and RSVP etiquette, it's often times confusing for the happy couple and their guests. What is the proper protocol?
The actual makeup of what you gift your arriving guests can vary greatly based on your budget, but with access to such a wide range of resources today, welcome bags are now accessible for all budgets. Plan for these and your guests will be incredibly appreciative.
We've all been guilty of being a sucky guest at one time or another (myself included) but here is a sure-fire way to never be that person again.
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
So what do you do now? Here are my top 10 tips that will help you successfully navigate -- and truly enjoy -- this exciting time in your life. I also reached out to recent brides for their input.
While planning a wedding is something that you may have dreamt about and looked forward to doing for most of your life, it can also be a very stressfu...
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.