How Bridezilla is Born!

We’ve all heard the horror tales of Bridezilla and most of us have made promises to never become that unbearable bride ourselves. Now that your ... Full story

How to Entertain Children at Weddings

Like a long dinner at a fancy restaurant, weddings can seem very boring to children who come anxious to get out of their formal attire ... Full story

Who's Expected to Give a Toast at the Reception?

Toasting the happy couple at the wedding reception is one of the event's most cherished traditions. Offering a toast is said to have started in ... Full story

Who Pays for the Bride's Bachelorette Party?

When it comes to funding, bachelorette parties usually follow a set formula: all guests attending will usually divvy up the cost between them. This doesn’t ... Full story

Who Do We Have to Invite to the Wedding?

Frankly, you don't really have to invite anyone. Of course, if someone is footing the bill for your wedding or a portion of it, they ... Full story

What's the Proper Etiquette for Consuming Alcoholic Beverages?

An open bar at a wedding reception can be an open invitation to trouble for those who do not imbibe wisely. As tempting as it ... Full story

What's the Correct Way to Cancel After You've Agreed to Attend a Wedding?

Should an emergency or other unforeseen circumstance arise and you can't make it to the wedding after accepting the invitation, you should contact the bride ... Full story

What's Proper Etiquette for Thank-You Notes?

Your best bet is to get your thank-you notes written and sent out as soon as you receive a gift. You'll have plenty more to ... Full story

What Shouldn't I Wear to a Wedding if I'm a Guest?

There's a fine line between sexy and sleazy when it comes to wedding guest attire. You should always try to dress your best while not ... Full story

What Should You Do With Your Engagement Ring on Your Wedding Day?

It's customary to switch your engagement ring to your right hand for the ceremony so your ring finger is bare when you receive the wedding ... Full story

What Items Are Appropriate for a Wedding Gift?

Wedding gifts run the gamut from fine china and small household appliances to gardening tools and camping equipment. Although it's up to guests to choose ... Full story

What Is the Proper Wording for a Shower Invitation?

Showers range from casual to chic and formal to fancy so there can be no one set template for shower invitations. With today’s showers becoming ... Full story

What if Your Guests Are Late to RSVP?

The first important obligation a guest has upon receiving a wedding invitation is to respond immediately, especially if he or she can't attend. If some ... Full story

What if someone adds a "plus-one" without permission?

This sticky situation does happen, but it can be avoided. Address your wedding invitations to each member of that household or party you would like ... Full story

What Guest Behavior Is Considered Most Offensive at an Engagement Party?

Preparation for most weddings usually begins with an engagement announcement followed by an engagement party. You can help the bride and groom out by avoiding ... Full story

What Do You Do if Invited Guests Haven't Responded?

If guests haven't responded by two weeks before the wedding, call them and inquire if they're planning to attend. (There's a chance that they didn't ... Full story

What Do You Do if a Sibling Picks a Similar Wedding Date?

Calmly and politely ask your sibling why he chose this date. Then be prepared to actively listen. There could be several legitimate reasons why the ... Full story

What Are the Biggest Wedding Mistakes Guests Can Make?

The 7 Deadly Sins of Guest Etiquette Follow our tips to wedding etiquette so you don’t end up making a guest gaffe. InvitationsPut your best foot forward ... Full story

What are the Biggest Guest Gifting Mistakes?

Buying a wedding gift might actually be the easiest gift you ever pick out. Why? Because most couple's create registries to lead you directly to ... Full story

Vendor Etiquette: All About Tipping

Wedding professionals, from bridal consultants to photographers, generally are not tipped. However, a thank-you note to a vendor is certainly a thoughtful gesture, especially for ... Full story

Should Your In-Laws Be Involved in Wedding Planning?

One of the biggest concerns I hear from grooms' parents is that they often feel left out. In an effort to avoid this, start out ... Full story

Should You Send a Thank-You Note to Guests Who Didn't Give a Gift?

Thank-you notes don’t have to be specifically for gifts. They also give you the chance to thank your guests for participating in your special day. ... Full story

Should You Notify Guests That You Won't Serve Alcohol?

You don't have to notify your guests that you won't be serving alcohol at your nuptials. Invitees are attending the event to witness and celebrate ... Full story

Should You List an Earlier Start Time on Your Invitations?

Unfortunately not, there are a few options to help you deal with this potential situation. If the design of your ceremony space makes it difficult ... Full story

Should You Invite Loved Ones You Know Can't Attend?

In general, you don't need to send wedding invitations to people who have already told you they can't make the wedding. If sent, an invitation ... Full story

Should You Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

While entering into a prenuptial agreement is a matter of personal choice, it's becoming more and more common because of the valuable time and money ... Full story

Should You Expect Engagement Party Gifts?

Although giving a gift at a celebratory event is always appreciated, it isn't required at engagement parties. Therefore, the couple shouldn't be expecting gifts. Since you ... Full story

Should You Bring a Separate Gift If You're Invited Plus-One?

This greatly depends on your relationship to the bride and groom. Though you're never technically required to bring a gift, it's highly recommended you do ... Full story

Should You Bring a Gift to an Engagement Party?

It isn't mandatory to bring a gift to the engagement party, and most couples won't expect anything. It's understood that guests will have plenty of ... Full story

Should You Arrange Accommodations for Out-of-Town Guests?

Out-of-town wedding guests are traditionally responsible for paying for their own accommodations and transportation. Perhaps you're thinking of the long-standing guideline that the bride and ... Full story

Should Child Care Be Arranged for Guests at an Adults-Only Wedding?

It’s okay to have an adults-only wedding. But it’s important to get the word out about your wedding in an appropriate manner. If children aren't ... Full story

My maid of honor is being uncooperative. Should I kick her out?

Kicking your maid of honor out of your wedding would be a very drastic measure to take! Why risk ruining your friendship altogether? Try to ... Full story

Is it wrong to cut family members I don’t get along with from the guest list?

There is no rule that states all relatives must be invited; however, it is the appropriate thing to do. Whether or not they make the ... Full story

I don’t like his groomsmen. How do I tell him without offending him, or his friends?

When it comes to his groomsman choices, what’s done is done. So you’re going to have to grin and bear it. If you have a ... Full story

How should I deal with an outwardly negative bridesmaid?

You can’t count on changing someone else’s outlook, but you can always set a good example. Make it a point to be interested in what’s ... Full story

My Maid of Honor Is Allergic to Dogs, and Mine Are in the Ceremony. Should I Ask Her to Take Medication?

While it’s fine to include well-behaved pets in a wedding ceremony, it can’t happen at the expense of the health and comfort of one of ... Full story

My Fiance Wants His Young Daughter to Be in Our Wedding. Are We Obligated to Invite Her Mother as Well?

No, you're not required to have her mother there, but do plan carefully for the groom's daughter. Since she's only three, be sure to designate ... Full story

Must you invite the entire family?

You absolutely may invite only the adult members of a family, or any other configuration of family members you prefer, although it would be impolite ... Full story

Must You Invite an Ex-Spouse?

It is not necessary to invite an ex-spouse to your wedding, even if your children from that relationship are involved in the ceremony -- unless, ... Full story

Is There Proper Etiquette for Wedding Guests?

Once you've received the wedding invitation, here are some pointers on what your next step should be. If you really don't want to attend the wedding, ... Full story

Is There Correct Invitation Etiquette?

There are many dos and don'ts when it comes to proper etiquette for wedding invitations. In terms of the invitation itself, it is not proper ... Full story

Is There a Correct Way to Toss the Bouquet and the Garter?

To toss or not to toss, that is the question...or is it? You may be unsure about having either the bouquet or garter toss at ... Full story

Is It the Bride's Responsibility to Pay for Her Bridesmaids' Hair and Makeup?

It is generally not required that the bride fund her bridesmaids' hair and makeup styling, and most bridesmaids are happy to comply with the bride’s ... Full story

Is it rude to throw a wedding on a major holiday?

This is a tricky one. On one hand, you have the right to throw your wedding anytime you’d like, but on the other hand, many ... Full story

Is It Okay to Wear Red to a Daytime Wedding?

It's a long-held belief that guests should avoid wearing red (along with wearing white) to a wedding. However, these days the answer doesn't have to ... Full story