Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette: Escort Cards vs. Place Cards

Lately, we have had a few brides ask us about the difference between escort cards and place cards.  We’re lifting the veil on this mystery… and with a spiffy infographic at that! Simply put, escort cards let your guests know at which table they sit (they “escort” them to their table), while place cards inform
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Wording Dilemma: Listing the Deceased

Q: My father passed away several years ago. I’m currently planning my wedding and I’d like to honor him in as many ways as possible. I want to include his name on my wedding invitation, but I’m not sure how to appropriately word it. Can you help?     –Andrea in CO A: First of
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Wedding Etiquette: Help! Color Confusion

Q: I picked my wedding colors a few months ago thinking we were going to have a summer wedding, but our venue changed and now we’ll be pushing our date to April 2014 (boo!)… so I really want to change my colors, but my girls already bought their dresses!  It’s my day and I think I’ll
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Wedding Etiquette: Including Your Children

Q:  My fiancé and I both have children. We’d like to include them in our wedding ceremony and possibly on our wedding invitations. Any suggestions?  — Mandy from OH A:  You are in luck! There are actually quite a few unique ways that you can include your children on “the big day”. Here are a
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Wedding Etiquette: Delivering a Wedding Gift

Q: Recently a good friend told me that it is now considered improper to actually take your wedding gift to the wedding. She says that modern etiquette dictates that gifts should be delivered to the couple before or after the wedding, but not given at the actual event. Is this true?  — Katie from NC
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Wedding Etiquette: Listing Registry Information

Q: I’d like to list my registry information on my wedding invitation. I’d also like to tastefully note that I’d prefer to receive only gifts that are listed on our registry. How should I note this request?  — Hannah from SC A: Oh, my! You’ll have to forgive me, but I  just laughed out loud
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Wedding Etiquette: Bridal Shower Blues

Q: I have a friend who sweetly and excitedly volunteered to throw a bridal shower for me after she heard that I was engaged. Time has passed quickly and my wedding is now less than 3 months away. My friend hasn’t mentioned my shower again and I no longer think that she has any intention
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Wedding Etiquette: Wedding Wardrobe Dictator

Q: I’m planning a nautical themed wedding and I really, really want all of my guests to wear either navy or green. I know it seems silly, but I think a cohesive look will really tie everything together. Can I note this request on my wedding invitation?  Is this acceptable?  — Veronica in MA A: Um,
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