Wedding Etiquette Category

Tweet . Jack and Jill parties are getting more popular every year but there seems to be some confusion about what this means. Actually, the term can mean a few different things (some are x-rated) but here we are going to focus on Jack and Jill parties as they relate to weddings! . Jack and […]

Well, it may not be realistic to expect a man (at least a heterosexual one) to wear a big diamond engagement ring on his finger to keep women away (although I’m sure that would work!). Here are some alternatives:

Here are some unique ways to announce that you are engaged!

Tweet Tips for the Mother of the Bride (MOB) These tips are applicable to mothers, aunts, and grandmothers of the bride or the groom; or really any guest at the wedding! Your goal for the big day is to look beautiful while not stealing any attention away from the bride. Use the following words to […]

Tweet When you hear the term ‘wedding gifts’ you probably think of presents for the bride and groom but there are so many other gifts associated with weddings. Keep these gifts in mind when you are budgeting for your wedding…  Gifts for the Wedding Party Bridesmaids Necklaces or Bracelets This is a particularly great idea […]

Tweet As promised, I am sharing from the positive side of my old copy of “You an Your Wedding” (written by Winifred Gray, first published 1959 – see my earlier post). The Bridesmaids’ Party According to this book, the “bridesmaids’ party is usually a luncheon” – it can be hosted by the bride, her mother, […]

Tweet I think I’m a pretty confident person; perhaps I’m not the most social creature in the room, but I get by. After I got engaged, however, I found myself in a whole new world of rules and manners. I have to admit, I felt a bit lost. Perhaps even trashy. It sucked. Luckily my […]

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