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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In terms of things you should never do at your wedding, the first thing is to not follow tradition if you don’t want to. Your wedding is a unique expression of your love, so feel free to make it as unusual or not as you wish. The next thing is to provide an open bar. …

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Crashing a wedding is possible depending on a number of factors. Why you would want to crash a wedding is a whole other thing, however crash success is largely dependent on how many people are attending, whether the bride and groom notice or care, and how intoxicated everyone is by the time you arrive. Some …

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The idea of the bride’s family paying for the wedding is a bit outdated…and unfortunate for the bride’s parents.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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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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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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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 before divorse final

Don’t Get Engaged Before Divorce is Final I recently became engaged to a man who was previously married. I would like to begin plans for my wedding however he is still legally married and currently obtaining a divorce. Is it appropriate for me to be planning a wedding at this time and even more important …

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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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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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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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who pays for shower?

Bridal Shower Etiquette: Who Pays for the Bridal Shower? Hi Everyone, I have a friend that has been in 2 weddings this year & have been asked to help pay for the bridal showers. I have been in alot of weddings & have had one myself. I would never ask my bridesmaids to pay for my shower!! Is …

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