ivory-maroon-wedding-color-board Friends Left Out of Your Wedding Party?

Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid hurt feelings at any wedding. Inevitably, any event with that much emotion and protocol surrounding it is going to offend someone at some point. Which is not to say that you should shrug that... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-apple-81469 Wedding Co-Ed Party Ideas

Afternoon tea not your friend’s style?  For some women, a co-ed couple shower makes more sense than a traditional bridal shower. Of course, if you have a co-ed shower the event has to be as non-traditional as the guest list.... Read More

closeup-white-flowers-tan-dress-22501 Bachelorette Party Basics

Who to invite: Generally, the bridesmaids and close female friends of the bride. If including junior bridesmaids, the activities should be age appropriate. Do not invite anyone to the bachelorette party that is not invited to the wedding. Where to... Read More

carnival-wedding-inspiration-board Ask the Editor: Best Woman? Male Bridesmaid?

One of my fiancé’s best friends is one of his female cousins. I’m fine with her being in the bridal party, but I know it would be more meaningful if she stood on the groom’s side. I’ve heard it’s been done... Read More

groom-bowtie-white-flower-22501 Cancelled Engagement: Graceful Answers

So, the wedding is cancelled and the engagement is off. All the bills have been split and details settled. And now, you have to face curious acquaintances chomping at the bit to get the juicy details. Of course, it is... Read More

couple-sitting-chairs-white-flowers-22501 Cancelled Engagement: First Steps

Immediately tell your family and everyone involved in the wedding that the engagement is off. Likely, most costs your family and wedding party members have associated with the wedding can be recouped, to some degree, given enough notice. Although this... Read More

TheManRegistry.com on a Co-Ed Wine Tasting Party

Photography by A Bryan Johnson Photo – see more at www.abryanphoto.com Grooms, if you dare break the 1st rule of the bachelor party – no women allowed…you better have something special planned. Co-ed bachelor parties that include the groom, the... Read More

bbq-bash-wedding-inspiration-board The Man Registry on Rules of Engagement – Parties

While engagement parties aren’t a required part of the wedding process, they can be a great way to announce and celebrate your engagement with your friends and family. If you’ve recently become engaged, the following questions should help you figure... Read More

0114_hollis Welcome Gifts for Guests

While gift baskets for your out-of-towners are not absolutely necessary, they are excellent gestures that let them know how grateful you are that they came. Although, I know, it sounds like one more detail that you don’t have time for;... Read More

Groom’s Etiquette Expert on Groom Showers

Photography by Ashley Brokop Question: The bride usually has several showers that include an all-female guest list, so why isn’t there an all-guy bridal, er, “groomal” shower? Groom’s Etiquette Expert, Chris Easter’s Answer: Believe it or not, groom showers (also... Read More

Double Happiness!

When Caroline called her best friend, Denise to invite her to be maid of honor at her wedding, she had no idea Denise would have a request of her own. Her boyfriend had just “popped the question” that day and... Read More

The Man Registry on Couple Showers

We can’t wait to hear all about the Egyptian cotton bath towels, silk linens and Vera Wang Dishes that our fiancées bring home from wedding showers. Sharing the joy of these items with our fiancés is one thing, but there’s... Read More

How To Handle Conflict Between Bridesmaids

  There’s nothing like choosing a bridesmaid’s dress to bring about a catfight between otherwise friendly gals. There are a number of other issues of monumental importance to contend with during the wedding planning process, all of which will eventually... Read More