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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Both options have perks, as cash is simple and does not involve the couple making a trip to the bank. Checks are arguably more secure in the face of potential theft, however they also feature your account and routing numbers. Tradition can also dictate whether cash or checks are preferred, as cash is a standard …

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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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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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  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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If you are due to attend a wedding in the next few months, the chances are you are already thinking about your outfit. Most of us put a lot of time and effort into looking good for these events. Attending them gives us a rare opportunity to spend a little more than we would normally …

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Determining the order in which the bridesmaids walk down the aisle depends on factors such as height and your relationship with each member of the bridal party. It is usually a good idea for the Maid of Honor, who is either a relation or best friend, to walk down the aisle first or last. You …

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In two words, you betcha. A pregnant bridesmaid is not a big deal unless she goes into labor while walking down the aisle, in which case it makes for a fun and exciting wedding story. Yes, pregnant bridesmaids are not exactly tradition, but that hardly matters in today’s world. It is very, very, very rude …

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Do not worry about bringing a gift to a Singapore Malay wedding, however cash and checks are always appreciated. Singapore Malay weddings are more about well wishes, communal ties, and the “sharing of happiness” than they are about gifts. That said, monetary gifts are considered lovely perks. If you are concerned about the amount, think …

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If you are looking for some good wedding invite wording samples, read on. The following ideas courtesy of The Knot provide the inspiration you need! Traditional Wording Sample Native para Mr. and Mrs. [proper names of those hosting] request the honor of your presence [request line]* at the marriage of their daughter Keely Murphy [bride’s …

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Well, it’s your wedding, so it’s your right to do whatever you want. If you really don’t feel comfortable serving meat and dairy products at your wedding, don’t do it. Find a caterer who serves ah-mazing vegan meals and go from there. However, if you know most of your guests are carnivores and cheese-lovin’ vegetarians, …

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