bridal 5 Simple Tips for Hosting a Bridal Shower

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

Cjs_off_the_square_wedding_ML_051 copy Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

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

notable copy How Hard is it to RSVP?

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

viera Guest Etiquette: You Weren’t Invited

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

huges_fates_jen_lynne_photography_jenlynnephotographybrookandtim1135_low 5 Traditions You Can Skip, and 5 You Cannot

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

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

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_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

engagement-rings 5 Things NOT To Do When You First Get Engaged

Recently, we talked about the first five things a bride (or groom) to-be should do when she (or he!) gets engaged. From calling your family to share the exciting news to sitting down and getting the framework of your budget... Read More

adriana-klas-photography-5621 Bridal Party 101: How to Select Your Bridesmaids

Having a group of bridesmaids that you love is one of the best parts of a wedding. The fun parties, the girl-time bonding, the great stories–all a good time. But sometimes the process of selecting and inviting your bridesmaids feels... Read More

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... Read More