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There’s a standard rule from wedding experts to send out wedding invitations no less than four weeks for convenience and no more than six weeks to prevent long RSVP delays. Of course in the world of destination weddings, regular time... Read More

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You and your fiance have decided you want to have a destination wedding.  But when you start to discuss your idea with close family and friends, you find that they don’t share your excitement.  Destination weddings are a much larger... Read More

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What do you do when you have to RSVP “decline” to a close friend or family member’s wedding?  Sometimes life comes up and we can’t attend the special moments in our loved ones’ lives.  Here’s how to handle it when... Read More

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Pay attention to your guest list.  As the hostess, you determine the guest list. It is generally wise to ask the bride for a list of those she would like invited, but also make sure to give her a number... Read More

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Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner is planned by the groom’s mother. And as many of you mothers of the groom know, sometimes you can feel like a bit of an unwanted passenger in the wedding planning process. So, if you need... Read More

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Time for a little bride commiseration. No one is RSVPing and you are pulling your hair out. Do you need to order dinner for 30 or 300? Who knows? I’ve never understood why getting guests to RSVP is such a... Read More

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The other day I overheard a conversation that just made me sad. Celebrating one’s recent engagement, a group of women were talking about their own experiences dealing with guest list woes. And what often made it worse? Their friends. The... Read More

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Sometimes there is a fine line between wanting to personalize your event and totally breaking an etiquette rule. Here are 5 traditions you should feel free to omit or personalize, and 5 that are better off staying put. You can... Read More

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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

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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

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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