You are attending an English wedding, very cool! These weddings typically occur on Fridays, and what you wear generally depends on what time the nuptials occur: Morning/Brunch Wedding Native para Men Go for a buttoned-down, light-colored, collared shirt paired with khakis. If the wedding is more traditional, wear a tie. If the wedding is in …

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The short answer? Yes. It makes you look discourteous, as essentially all functions in the adult eventsphere allow you to bring a date. Yes, weddings aren’t exactly cheap in today’s world, but it’s rude to set a guest’s terms in such a way if you want the guest to come to your affair. It’s natural …

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The idea of the bride’s family paying for the wedding is a bit outdated…and unfortunate for the bride’s parents. This “traditional,” if archaic, idea isn’t really the standard anymore, as sometimes the groom’s family pays, or both families pay. However, the cost ultimately falls on those getting hitched. Weddings are…expensive. Family members and friends often …

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No, no, and HECK NO. Any couple who tells you paying for your meal at a wedding is a “new tradition” is LYING. Plain and simple. You bought them gifts off their registry and are possibly traveling to see them say “I do,” and they can’t even feed you?? That’s insane and ridiculous. You might …

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How much you want to spend on a wedding gift is really your call. The most common wedding gift amount is $150, the second $100 or $250, and the third is $20 to $1,000. Yes, this is a considerable range, but again, what you choose to spend is your choice. Many couples say the notes …

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Wedding toasts are either great or cringe-worthy…and there’s not much in between. If you want to ensure your toast is something to remember for the right reasons, check out what you should remember….and what you should avoid. Remember Be Prepared: You’re a member of the wedding party, so be ready to speak! Make a few …

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Wearing White to a Wedding. Is it not considered to be a faux pas anymore? We’re pretty sure that almost everyone knows not to wear white-white. Yes, it is still a faux pas to wear white or cream to a wedding. Our opinion on this is that out of respect for the bride, people shouldn’t wear these colors. While the …

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step mom of bride advice

The idea of the evil stepmother from fairy tales has faded considerably over the years, and while there are still plenty of people who have less-than-pleasant relationships with their stepparents, just as many if not more consider them vital members of the family. It, therefore, follows that the stepmother would have a role in the …

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Is it ever appropriate to host an “open house” type of reception? My daughter is looking at having a reception at a park with a lodge and pavillion that can be rented. The problem is, it only holds about 60 people. Both sides of the family alone are large so that limits us. My question …

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wedding invitation wording

Professional Title for Invitation A female guest is a veterinarian. Should her invitation be worded: Doctor Jane Smith and Mr. John Smith? I’ve heard that you write out “Doctor” for medical (does veterinarian count?) and write “Dr.” for Ph.D. Correct?  Etiquette Now Yes, you would address the veternarian as Doctor. And, because the woman is the doctor, you would …

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Sunflower Bridal Bouquet. What Color Bridesmaid Dress? I’m getting married in July and my favourite flowers are sunflowers, so I’ve decided to have these as my bouquet! In order for the bridesmaids to match this I have decided that they should have cream gerbera daisies along with as hint of the colour they’ll be wearing. …

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wedding gift boss daughter

What To Give As A Gift At Boss’ Daughter’s Wedding My husband and I have been invited to his boss’ daughter’s wedding. We have not socialized much with the boss (been to his home once for a group dinner party) and do not know the bride and groom. In fact, when we received the invitation, we …

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cash for wedding gift

Can’t We Just Ask for Cash as Our Wedding Gift? Thinking about putting in invitations No gifts please. There will be a money tree for anyone wishing to contribute to the honeymoon. My girlfriend did this for her wedding and I thought it was a good idea. But is this rude??!!  Wedding Queen It’s never OK to ask for …

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giving away the bride

“A very close friend has just asked me to ‘give her away’ at her wedding as she does not have a father. Any tips on speeches and what I should say?” via As for the wedding, you won’t need any speech tips. This isn’t where speeches take place. That happens at the wedding reception. Your …

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