should we elope

We Want To Elope My fiancé and I were together for 8 years and he finally popped the question a month ago. Everyone is extremely excited for us. We have been talking about our marriage options. We’ve decided that since we will have to pay for the wedding ourselves, we may not want to have a …

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courthouse vs church marriage

Need Religious Wedding Advice. We Want To Get Married in A Courthouse. My fiance is in the military and will be deployed in June. We want to get married in a courthouse before he deploys then have the traditional church wedding and reception with our Christian families when he returns. How or even SHOULD we go about this? (We …

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Groom Doesn’t Want a Wedding I need advice. My fiance doesn’t want to have a wedding reception when we get married. He just wants to go to city hall or have a really small ceremony with immediate family only. I have always dreamed of having a big wedding where all my friends and family come out and celebrate our …

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third marriage etiquettez

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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Hello everyone. My fiance and I just got engaged a week ago. We are fortunate that we were able to discuss ideas for a wedding openly a few months prior and came upon a wonderful idea for us. We decided that instead of the traditional wedding we would fly down to the Florida Keys (just the two of us), get …

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getting married in canada

Canadian Wedding – How To Get Married In Canada & What Are The Legal Requirements My fiancee and I, who live in the UK and are british citizens, would like to get married in Canada, we were thinking toronto/vancouver or by the niagara falls. The problem is I do not know where to start! Firstly, I need to …

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changing your name after marriage

Keep Both Names After Marriage I have decided to hyphenate my name for professional purposes, but take his name for personal purposes. How would I change that legally? Would I write the hyphenated name on the wedding license? Or just his last name? I’m confused and don’t want to do it wrong! Wedding Expert More …

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not included in bridal party

10 Friends, No Siblings. Feeling Hurt After Being Left Out of the Wedding Party   My only brother is getting married and his fiance who I though liked me has left me out of the bridal party and I have always got along with my brother. I thought she would have considered me important enough to …

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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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I’m having an issue in figuring out how to handle the parent dances for the reception. My fiancee’s father passed away suddenly a couple of years ago. She is still very much affected by it, as she understandably should be, but it has created an issue regarding my dance with my mother. My fiancee told …

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memorial candle ceremony

Hello! We would be greatful for some advice, thank you! We would like to honor our deceased grandparents at our wedding ceremony. Also, I (the bride) have one remaining grandfather who is still living and will be at the ceremony and we would like to honor him as well. We are having a candlelit church …

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how to get my girlfriend to say yes

Whether you are male or female, no matter if you have already discussed getting married with your partner or not, popping the question ‘officially’ is still a daunting task. Ever heard of the phrase ‘start as you mean to go on’? You want the occasion to be a special and intimate moment to remember and …

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wedding ceremony church

How Much Time Is Too Much Time Between The Ceremony And Reception? Question: We are thinking of having our wedding at 12 pm and our cocktail hour stars at 4:30. The majority of our guests are local, but we do have some out-of-towners, of course. We live in an area where there is plenty to …

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wedding veils

When Is Bride’s Veil lifted? I am wearing a long Belgian lace veil, drop style. We are having a full Catholic wedding mass – so there will be the liturgy, then the rite of marriage, then communion. When would be the most traditional time to lift the veil? I am also worried I might get …

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