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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A wedding is not an everyday event; therefore, it is an honor to be the best man at your bestie’s wedding. Delivering unique best man speeches is not an easy task. It can be an emotional thing for you most especially if the groom is your closest buddy. Since you will be endowed with a …

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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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Do both sides (bride & groom) throw a bridal shower? The brides family is planning on (2) showers, the aunt and grandmother are planning one and the sister and MOB are planning another. My daughter, sister and I were planning on throwing a shower with the groom’s side as a welcoming for the bride. The …

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Please somebody give me advice! I know this is a long story but it’s started a family feud….HELP! My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years, living together for 2 1/2. We have one child together and he has 3 girls with his ex-wife, but he and I believe they are all OUR children …

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Can We Have A Reception Before a Ceremony? I’m having a very small informal wedding in the Arizona desert with approximately 50 guests. We’ll be having the ceremony and reception in the same location and we’re planning on a sunset ceremony. Can we have the reception before the ceremony, ending the evening with the sunset …

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How To Choose Between Elopment And Wedding See Also Elopment vs Wedding My fiance and I have completely opposite personalities, and we found that we really complimented each other well that way as a couple. He brought up marriage( in amidst a fight), and we decided it was time. We’ve been dating for 4 years. …

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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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groomsmen photo ideas

Bride’s Brother as Groomsman? My fiance and I got engaged less than1 month ago and already there is trouble with my family. We each have 3 bridal party members (bridesmaids: my 2 sisters and his sister), (groomsmen: his 3 lifelong friends). My mom called (and later posted on this forum) re-including my sister’s husband (aka …

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wedding invite problems

Invite Wedding Guests to Ceremony but Not Reception Under what circumstances, if any, is it considered to be acceptable to invite all guests to the ceremony, but only some to the dinner/meal part of a reception with the rest being allowed to join after the food is finished? Is this one of those things that …

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Engagement Ring Etiquette. How Should I Offer a Ring to Daughter’s Boyfriend? My mother has a diamond that she would like to offer to my daughter’s boyfriend to give to her during the proposal. Is this proper etiquette? I’ve heard of grandmother’s giving rings to grandsons, but can she give it to the man who …

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Remarriage: Third Marriage Attire This is going to be my third wedding and his second. We were both married in a courthouse the first time (not to each other) and I did have a rather nice small ceremony for my second. This time around we want to keep it small but I’m confused about my …

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Should I Ask My Fiance’s Sister to Be A Bridesmaid? I recently got engaged and I am wondering who I should ask to be in my bridal party. My fiance is one of three boys. I have a good relationship with his sister-in-laws. Is it normal to ask them to be bridesmaids? Yes, I’m positive …

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Wedding Thank You Card Wording & Etiquette Forgetting To Thank A Guest For Gift Question: My husband and I just had a Anniversary party celebrating 25 years. We were going through our gifts and we noticed we have 3 gifts that we can’t remember who gave them to us. I think there was a card …

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