Are you getting married? Are you invited to a wedding?
Wedding etiquette helps you go through this important event in a way that you and the guests keep a pleasant memory of the big day.
Let’s start with the engagement and the process for selecting the engagement ring. Both extremely important in getting your intended marriage off on the right foot.
Next comes the engagement party is where the happy couple let close friends and family know about the upcoming event. Some families follow this tradition, some don’t. It depends mainly on where the invitees are located, if in the same town or in another state or country.
The engagement party is where the happy couple let close friends and family know about the upcoming event. Some families follow this tradition, some don’t. It depends mainly on where the invitees are located, if in the same town or in another state or country.
Then, you start planning the wedding and a big question comes to your mind: who pays for what? Wedding bills etiquette gives you a guide about who is responsible for the expenses, from invitations, dinner rehearsals, hotel accommodations for the out-of-town guests, to the honeymoon expenses. This list is fairly exhaustive, but you can adjust it to your particular needs. One thing you have to keep in mind here: always, always have open communication with the people involved in the expenses. This way you will avoid misunderstandings and hard feelings.
And, what about the wedding shower? Who is supposed to host it? Who is invited? Wedding shower etiquette tells you exactly that and also what to do with your gifts!
One thing you definitely have to do regarding your gifts is to send a “thank you” note. “Thank you” note etiquette tells you how to write it and when to send it. No, a verbal “thank you” is not enough anymore: you have to do both. And if you can do only one, write the “thank you” note.
And the wedding gifts? How do you let your guests know what you want as a gift? Wedding gift etiquette tells you how to do that, and no, it is not on your wedding invitation.
Dress code? What should everybody wear? Wedding attire etiquette gives you suggestions on the bridesmaids’ gowns and guests’ attire.
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