Cancelled Engagement: The Announcement
If the wedding invitations or save-the-dates have already been sent, you do need to send an announcement as soon as possible. You can do this either by mail or by phone, whichever you prefer. Be brief and to the point.... Read More
Cancelled Engagement: The Ring
First, if the bride was who ended the engagement, she absolutely needs to return the ring. This also applies if the ring is an heirloom or stone from the groom’s family. However, the waters grow murkier if the groom broke... Read More
Ask the Editor: Church Wedding for a Non-Member?
I’m not exactly a member of any particular church but still would like to have a typical church wedding (too afraid it may rain at an outside wedding). So…do most churches allow you to use their place for a wedding... Read More
Ask the Editor: How Do I Cut the Guest List?
My fiancée and I would love to have a large wedding, but our budget is limited. If we cut the guest list, who do we cut? Zach, Madison, WI First, if you are trying to have a more lavish affair,... Read More
Ask the Editor: Conflicting dates?
My fiancé and I are planning our wedding, and just found out that one of our friends picked a wedding date three weeks from ours. We share a lot of mutual friends. We were engaged first and have been planning... Read More
Ask the Editor: How Do We Pick a Date?
My fiancé and I can’t seem to pick a date. We don’t really care when we get married and have no preference over a certain season or day. What are some other factors we should consider? – Matthew, Thousand Oaks,... Read More
When to Send “Save-the-Dates”
Send out save-the-dates as soon as you like, but remember these things: Your wedding date MUST already be set, with necessary venues and vendors reserved. Destination weddings, and those involving travel for a large portion of guests, need as much... Read More
Deciding to Invite Children
The debate over whether or not to invite children can be a difficult one, especially if a large number of your potential guests have children. Many factors can play into your decision, such as the level of formality at your... Read More
Small or Large Wedding?
Choose a small wedding if: You have a very small budget and can only afford a very basic ceremony and reception. You only have a small group of friends and family. In the Facebook age, we seem to think that... Read More
Ask the Editor: Should I Attend My Gay Brother’s Wedding?
My brother is gay and getting married to his long-term boyfriend. I’m religious and don’t approve of his lifestyle, or gay marriage in general. We still see each other regularly and I am always polite to his boyfriend, but both... Read More
Ask the Editor: Child Not Invited to Wedding
I just got the invitation to my friend’s wedding, and both my husband and I are on the invitation, but there is no mention of my daughter. She is very well-behaved and will be hurt to not be invited. Should... Read More
Ask the Editor: Can You Invite Guests to Just the Reception?
Can people be invited to just the ceremony or reception, but not both? Risa, Austin, TX This question comes up most often for those having a destination wedding. While it is problematic to invite many people to your wedding, but... Read More
Ask the Editor: When Should I Register?
When should I set up my wedding registries? Our engagement party is next month. Is that too soon? – Chelsea, Jackson, MS You can register whenever you wish, but just so you know, guests aren’t required to bring a gift... Read More