etiquettekristen Wedding Etiquette: Don’t Save the Date?!

I recently heard about a new “trend” in weddings that made my Emily Post-reading, charm-school graduate (yes, it’s a real thing) self literally say the words “Well, I never!” Apparently, some brides are finding it necessary to send a “Don’t... Read More

jhendersonstudios_collinwhitney55 Wedding Gift Etiquette for Guests

When it comes to attending weddings (and all of those wedding related events), it is hard to know when you should bring a gift. Here are a few helpful hints for gift giving: Wedding presents are definitely a do if... Read More

signage-wedding-inspiration-board Guest Etiquette Basics

When you receive your invite, check your calendar, and if necessary, inquire with your work about time off, check into travel arrangements, etc. You should RSVP with immediacy. Do not let it sit in a pile with your other mail.... Read More

06-church-bride-princess-veil-143643 Invitation Etiquette: The Stand-By List

In this economy, many couples are opting for an affordable way to invite as many people as possible to their wedding. One such way they are doing this is creating a stand-by list. Once they receive their early RSVPs, they... Read More

04-collage Guest Etiquette: Children at Weddings

One of the stickiest guest list dilemmas for an engaged couple is deciding whether or not to invite children. And all of you parents out there know why. Kids change the atmosphere of a party. From dirty diapers to requests... Read More

jhendersonstudios_collinwhitney37 Guest Etiquette: Common Invitation Woes

When getting a wedding invitation isn’t a good thing: You thought you would be in the wedding party. You guys are great friends. She would be one of your bridesmaids. And now, here you are, reading your mail in the... Read More

DANJES_W_ Guest Etiquette: Plus One Drama

If there is one thing that brings more invitation drama than children, it is the plus one (or lack thereof). Some couples dole out plus ones like candy, others guard them with their lives. Here’s everything you need to know... Read More

casual elegance 10 Southern Wedding Traditions We Love

...in an area with plenty of dappled shade are all things that the Southern bride has perfected. 4.  Adherence to Etiquette They may be old-fashioned, and we might not always agree on politics, but darn it, those ladies know... Read More

William Fogler on How to Handle Unexpected Guests

How do you handle unexpected guests who show up on the wedding day? - BrideonaBudget (Twitter follower) Dear BrideonaBudget,Assuming your surprise guest is truly unexpected (rather than unwanted), I would apply the “Golden Rule.” Strive to greet this person... Read More

Commitment Ceremony Tips

Photography by Lori Paladino – see more at www.loriphoto.com For same-sex couples who do not live in a state that has legalized gay marriage, there is the option of holding a private commitment ceremony instead. While this is by... Read More