Skipping the whole bridesmaid thing is perfectly acceptable, so don’t stress about it for one more minute. If you would still like to include your friends and family in your ceremony, there are plenty of ways to do it. Enlist them to recite poems or other special readings, help guests find their seats, announce you …

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Anytime. The decision to elope is based on any number of things, such as not wanting to plan a huge shindig friends and family from all over the country must attend. Whatever your reasons for wanting to elope, they are yours and yours alone. You do not owe anyone anything, no matter how bad or …

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Your dad is being very selfish about your special day! Whatever grievances he has with your mom do not factor in. Invite both of them and explain to your dad in a calm way that you wedding is about you and your future spouse, not his problems with the woman who bore you. If he …

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In addition to helping plan an ah-mazing bachelor party, it is your job to assist with logistics, such as picking up the tuxedos and helping set up the engagement party. It is also highly recommended that you write a funny and heartfelt speech that makes everyone smile and laugh instead of cringe. Don’t sweat it …

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If you want to go the traditional route with this wedding tune, go for it. However, it is arguably much cooler come up with a new version of the classic song or something else entirely, such as a love anthem you both adore. Acoustic versions of ‘Here Comes The Bride’ work beautifully, as do harp …

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Not especially. Holding a wedding on the actual holiday may be considered inappropriate by some, yet both are three-day weddings for most people, save medical professionals and those in the service industry. Having a wedding over Memorial or Labor Day weekend is subsequently a way to ensure most of your guests attend because the have …

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Traditionally the bride and groom sit in the middle of the table with the parents of the bride and groom on either side. The best man, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen fill out the rest of the table. If the couple decides not to have a bridal party, the siblings and best friends who …

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She didn’t ask you? Hmm. Generally speaking, couples review who they want to invite to their wedding together and come up with a list they both agree on. Regardless, it is a very good idea to talk to your bride about this, as it could simply be an oversight. If this is the case and …

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The answer depends on whether you wanted to attend the wedding in the first place. If you wanted to attend and were not invited, you likely have some hurt feelings to sort out. If you were invited late, you have to scramble to take time off of work, find a babysitter if applicable, book a …

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Wedding mistakes are usually the result of poor planning or miscommunication with the vendor/waitstaff. Food can come out at the wrong time during the reception, the best man has no idea when to give his speech, the flower girl is too little and cries halfway down the aisle, the the cake went to the wrong …

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Traditional etiquette states you do not say “Congratulations!” to the bride, rather you tell her “Best wishes!” and say congrats to the groom. The reason for saying congratulations to the groom is to tell him “good job” for landing a wonderful woman who agreed to marry him. The bride, in comparison, is wished a happy …

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  In two words, very rude. Emergencies such as a violent illness or a death in the family are pretty much the only excusable exceptions. Failing to show up at a wedding you said you would go to is so rude you can pretty much expect an angry phone call from the happy couple. Besides, …

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Winter weddings are romantic, magical and also great for those on a budget. If you’re considering booking your big day during the colder period – between November and March – here are a few ways to ensure it’s simply perfect: Choose the Right Venue Ensuring guests are warm throughout the ceremony and reception is something …

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A wedding is a special moment for you and your partner but you can make it special for your guests too! Share the joy with every person who matters to you by making it a fun and memorable event for them as well. Here are 6 essential ingredients to make your big day one of …

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