Ask the Editor: When Should I Register?
When should I set up my wedding registries? Our engagement party is next month.Â Is that too soon?â€”Chelsea, Jackson, MS You can register whenever you wish, but just so you know, guests arenâ€™t required to bring a gift to an... Read More
Ask the Editor: Should I bring a gift to an engagement party?
I just received an invitation to my friend’s engagement party. Do I need to bring a gift? –Veronica, Anchorage, AK You are not required to bring a gift to an engagement party; however, taking a gift is never wrong... Read More
Cancelled Engagement: Returning the Gifts
You must return all wedding gifts (including any given for wedding-related events, such as showers or engagement parties).Â Include a short note announcing that the engagement has been called off, but still make sure to thank them for the thoughtfulness... Read More
Ask the Editor: Honeymoon Registries
My fiancÃ© and I are both in our mid-thirties. Between the two of us, we have everything we need for our home, but would love to take a long honeymoon. I saw an online honeymoon registry and was intrigued.Â Are... Read More
Ask the Editor: Are Favors Necessary?
My fiance is telling me that in addition to paying for a lavish party for our guests, we also need to buy wedding favors to thank them for coming. Is this really necessary? Brian, Salt Lake City, UT Many people... Read More
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.Â You should RSVP with immediacy. Do not let it sit in a pile with your other mail.Â ... Read More
Gift Registry Basics
Gift registries are a tricky balance. You want to make sure that your gift registry is easy, respectful, and well-organized.Â Here are a few helpful tips: Register for a wide variety of items. Don’t be afraid to break out of... Read More
Especially for those getting married after they have already set up their own households, gift registries can sometimes feel unnecessary.Â For some, a charity may be a great way to go.Â A couple of simple rules when opting for charitable... Read More