save the date etiquette

Save the Date Card Etiquette Do we have to send a save-the-date card? A save-the-date is an expected courtesy. You don’t have to send one if you don’t want to but it has become customary. Of course, if you’re planning a destination wedding or a wedding during busy travel times (school vacations), then it is …

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Invitation Wording for a Marriage Blessing What is the correct invitation wording for a couple married 5.5 years who are having a church blessing and hosting it themselves. Also, what kind of insertions are appropriate? Can a reception card, and a response card and envelope be included? Is an inner envelope necessary?  Etiquette Now This …

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Brother Walking Me Down The Aisle. How to Add Him to The Program. I am making the wedding programs for my niece. Her brother is escorting her down the aisle. How do I say this and where should I list this information in the wedding program? Weddings Unlimited On the section where you are listing the …

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Has anyone ever played a gamed called “The Peculiar Game?” It sounds so cute and fun, but I’m not really sure how to play it. It basically is a little poem, but has the women add points and take away points for various reasons…I’m guessing that the woman with the most points at the end …

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What Does “M” Stand for on Wedding RSVP? I’ve received a wedding invitation with a response card. What does the “M” on the response card stand for? What is the proper way to fill the blank next line next to the “M”? Do I write “Mr. & Mrs. LastName” or just “LastName” or, since the M …

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  My husband and I due to issues with the church, had a small and very private ceremony Jan 25th 2008. Our plan was to have the wedding and reception on Sept 6th 2008. Money was deposited and places booked so we want to keep the 6th of Sept as planned. How do we word …

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Wedding Announcements Vs Invitations Announcement My daughter has a limited budget for the reception and can only invite a certain number of guests to the wedding (with dinner reception to follow). We would like to send separate invitations to wedding guests but also want to include friends and family in the celebration by way of …

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How long between mailing invites & RSVP date? Reader Question: What is the proper timing between mailing the invitations and the RSVP date? Like most brides, I have to limit my guest list and have a ‘B List’. I know I should have a short time limit with the first group of invitations, but I …

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  Wedding programs are a great way to greet your guests at the ceremony.  The program helps guests feel included by making sure that they can follow along with the processional as well as it gives them a keepsake they can then take home with them after the ceremony. What Is Included On a Wedding …

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Everyone likes saving money when possible and printing your own bridal shower invitations can help save some money if your are up to the challenge but before you jump into the deep end with no life jacket here are a few things you should know. 3 Things To Know About Printing Your Own Invitations Paper …

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I am very close with my Brother the Groom, and when he and his soon to be wife come to us (my husband and I) making plans about the wedding I assumed that they were talking about both of us being in the wedding, and I so had my heart set on it it. I …

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Including Divorced Parents On Invitation My daughter and her fiance would like to include the groom’s parents names on the invitation. They are not contributing to the wedding. They are recently divorced and I am unsure how properly include them. I believe the groom’s Mother is using her maiden name again, but I’m not sure …

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My husband and I were recently married in a small ceremony this past December. We invited only our immediate families and it was held aboard The Queen Mary (a retired cruise ship.) We kept it small for practical reasoning. Our families are on opposite sides of the country and we did not want to make …

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A friend has received a wedding invitation and at the bottom it says “presentation preferred” We have never heard of this and wondered if this could mean the couple are asking for money? Isn’t that considered a no-no on an invitation? Thank you. Shawn Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites, Inc®, a wedding planning …

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