Etiquette

Etiquette: Roles for Wedding Attendants

The bride’s maid-of-honor may fulfill some or all of the following: Help in selecting the attire for the bridesmaids Help with addressing invitations and place cards Attend all parties and showers, if possible Hold the groom’s wedding band during the ceremony Assist the bride when dressing for the ceremony Arrange the bride’s gown, train and
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Etiquette: Wedding Guest Etiquette

Believe it or not, there are some guidelines you should follow when invited to a wedding ceremony. Even if you know the bride or groom well, never assume that you are invited to the wedding and do not ask Be prompt in accepting or declining the invitation.  Use the enclosed reply card or write a
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Budget: Who Pays for What?

First of all, establish a manageable budget for your big day.  Determine what amount of money all of the parties involved – the bride and her parents and the groom and his parents – can and/or will contribute to the festivities.  It is customary for the bride’s family to cover the majority of the expenses.  Today,
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Budget: Does Having a Double Wedding Save Money?

What if your sister, your cousin or even a very close friend suggests sharing your wedding day?  Most women, at first, would probably shy away from a double wedding.  But if the other bride is your sister, your parents will surely appreciate the substantial savings and the treasured memories. From the start, all of the
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Etiquette: 15 Tips for a Successful Wedding

Establish a realistic budget and follow it.   Be sure to read and fully understand every contract before you sign it.  If something is not clear or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.   Request and verify references for all of your wedding professionals before you commit to hiring them.  A true
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Etiquette: Crafting a Wedding Invitation

Traditional etiquette is commonly used when crafting a wedding invitation since a wedding is most often celebrated as a formal event. Carefully selected words and phrases can provide a wealth of information to guests. In order to write your wedding invitation and its supplemental pieces, it’s best to break it down into parts. First, decide
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Etiquette: What is Etiquette and Why?

Before I begin to answer this question, let me introduce myself.  For the past 5 years I have been the “go to etiquette gal” for American Stationery and The American Wedding.  I decided that it might be helpful to share with you the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.  Having spent the last
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Wedding Invitation Etiquette: Respond Cards and Envelopes

A wedding invitation is always a welcome site in the mailbox. However, if proper wedding invitation etiquette is not followed, problems can arise. When sending out wedding invitations, take extra care to not confuse or possibly insult your guests. Following proper wedding invitation etiquette and protocol is crucial to not giving anyone the wrong impression.
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Etiquette: Wedding Gaffes, Faux Pas, Mistakes & More

When you work with wedding etiquette day in and day out, trained in what is traditional and proper, you often get the biggest chuckle of all when attending weddings for your own friends and family members when you realize that something goes “wrong” at every wedding. We have compiled a small list of the top
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