Etiquette

No Kids Allowed! Can We Put “Adults Only” On Our Wedding Invitations?

Considering an adults-only wedding? Whether you don’t have the space for a kids’ table, have a budget that won’t allow hiring on-site babysitters, or simply just don’t like children (which is a totally valid reason, FYI), deciding whether or not to include kids at your wedding is a choice every couple has to make. And […]

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How to Divide Mother of the Bride Duties at a Lesbian Wedding

The mother of the bride has a lot of responsibilities on her plate, from helping with the guest list to being a supportive dress-shopping buddy. Some of the responsibilities are a result of being the event’s hostess, while others are because her daughter is the bride, of course! If the happy couple is two women, that means […]

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7 wedding etiquette tips you should ditch

There’s no denying the fact that etiquette is important—especially when it comes to an event that’s as important as your wedding. It not only ensures guests remain on their best behavior, but it also creates a general understanding of what you should wear, what you should give as a gift, and what you should (and shouldn’t) say to the […]

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This is how much you should spend on wedding presents

There’s no right or wrong amount A wedding gift needs to serve multiple purposes: You want it to say “congratulations” and avoid giving the impression that your wallet has been to one too many other celebrations this season. There’s no easy answer to the question of how much is the right amount to spend on a wedding gift, but […]

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10 Tips for Being the Perfect Wedding Guest

With wedding season in full swing, we could all use a refresher on how to be a great guest. In a world in which ghosting is almost the norm and social media trolls pollute the webosphere, politeness can easily fall by the wayside. The latest essential resource on modern manners is Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th Edition: Manners For Today (HarperCollinsPublishers) by […]

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How to Deal With Out of Control Wedding Guests

Follow this expert advice for keeping unruly guests from getting out of hand. Rowdy wedding guests were the inspiration behind the recent movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Sure, this story of two twenty-something brothers known for ruining all family events with antics such as a drunken booze luge and bottle rocket fires may […]

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Tips on invitation etiquette for your wedding

Invitations are a crucial part of the big day, but people often have some questions about the correct way to do things. Here’s some advice from Heather Wiese Alexander, creative director, Dallas, Texas-based Bell’Invito stationers. When should invitations go out?  Ideally, invitations are sent six to eight weeks in advance of the wedding date. For […]

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