couple-sitting-chairs-white-flowers-22501 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

centerpiece-pink-green-flowers-bird-22501 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

07-bridesmaids-groomsmen-black-pink-purple-bouquets-22501 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, and... Read More

04-groom-friend-tying-bowtie-22501 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

couple-sitting-chairs-white-flowers-22501 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

orange-cushion-pink-embellished-shoes-22501 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

bride-white-flowers-tan-sash-22501 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

newlyweds-nyc-hotel-82995 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

groom-parents-aisle-tan-dress-22501 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

signage-wedding-inspiration-board 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 to an... Read More