Readers Ask: How can I “soften the blow” for people I do not invite to the wedding? Our Answer Whatever the situation is, whether it’s a friend you’ve lost touch with or a distant family member that lives across the country and you haven’t seen them since you were five, there’s a simple, easy rule …

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How Much Alcohol Should Be Served at a Wedding

Readers Ask: How much alcohol should be served at a wedding? Our Answer There are several rules of thumb to follow and some can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re on a particular budget. You’ll never want to run out of drinks throughout the reception, but creating a free-flowing atmosphere can punch up the …

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Is it customary for guests to bring gifts to a destination wedding? via When the bride and groom decide to say their “I do’s” in a faraway space, should they expect their traveling loved ones to bring a gift too? In this article we break down: Native para Wedding gift etiquette What to expect from …

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  The one you have had your eye on said yes after all! The excitement settles in, and then worry creeps in. Questions begin to bounce through your mind. Relax. We are here to help. It is not probable to narrow down all the questions that come with an upcoming wedding to 4. However, some …

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The question has been popped, and now the real fun begins. One of the first and most crucial steps in planning the perfect wedding is finding the perfect venue. While there are certainly many options available, the first thing to be decided is whether you want a comfortable reception inside a controlled environment or an …

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Of course! Licenses make the marriage legal, however it is not necessary to get your license before you have your big day. Plan your wedding and enjoy a wonderful day of love, family, and friends—just keep in mind the marriage will not be officially legal until you obtain said license. The only time you will …

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Palestinian or any Middle Eastern weddings are definitely different from western weddings, however they are just as cool and fun. Expect a true experience, one that includes lots of loud music, plenty of food, and guests dressed up in their very finest, including their best jewels. There’s also local dancing in national costumes…in short, a …

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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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By Audrey Isaac, 100Candles.com If you’re planning your wedding, chances are that guest experience is one of your top priorities. Whether your guest count is 20 or 200, weddings are a time to celebrate your marriage with all of your loved ones who have supported you along the way. With that in mind, it comes …

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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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This phrase, which dates back to the sixteenth century, is rarely used anymore. It was originally asked during wedding ceremonies to ensure the wedding was lawful and could proceed without issue. The “issues” of the time included incest, bigamy, lying about age or identity, etc. Any issues similar to these are generally found out in …

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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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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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When you’re tying the knot, getting your head around all the little aspects of wedding planning can be a bit overwhelming. From figuring out your budget to picking your venue, trying on dresses to buying wedding jewellery, there’s so much ‘unknown territory’ to explore. However, for many couples, wedding stationery plays a central role in …

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