etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

There will always be questions, especially when it relates to wedding etiquette and subtle details. This section provides answers for queries that may pester a busy bride’s mind.

Do they have to be carnations?

QuestionI’ve noticed that men tend to have carnations as their boutonnieres. Is this mandatory? I don’t really like carnations and I’d rather have the boutonnieres match my bouquet.

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Can I use ivy in my wedding bouquet?

QuestionI was told that having ivy in the bridal bouquet is a big no-no. What traditional rules are there in place for the bouquet? What plants and flowers are acceptable or not acceptable?

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Do I need to have the same number of bridesmaids as groomsmen?

QuestionI was wondering if there is any wedding etiquette around the number of bridesmaids vs. groomsmen. I would like to have three bridesmaids and my fiance wants to have two groomsmen. Is this okay?

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Can my married sister and her husband be in my bridal party?

QuestionI want to ask my married sister to be my maid of honour. Can I include my brother in law in my bridal party so that they are both standing on my side?

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Can I have a groomsman with no partner?

QuestionI have an extra groomsman with no partner who I want to be involved in my wedding as he is a very special friend to me and my family. What can he do?

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Groomsman with no bridesmaid, can he wear a tux and be in the photos?

QuestionOne groomsman has no bridesmaid. Can he wear a tux and be part of the wedding photos?

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We have everything we need. How do we tell our guests we prefer cash?

QuestionWe have lived together for many years and will be getting married. Instead of gifts, because we already have everything we need for starting a home, we would prefer money. How do you respectfully ask for this without offending your guests?

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My fiance and I want to register at a travel agency for a honeymoon. Is this appropriate?

QuestionMy fiancé and I are getting married and are thinking of registering at a travel agency, with the intent of going on a honeymoon. We have bought a house and have everything we need. Is this appropriate or will our guests be offended?

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How can I tell people about my wedding registry?

QuestionI am so confused over where and when to put my bridal registry info. I’ve been told to put it in the wedding invitations or the reception party invitations. Then, I was told to put it at the bottom of the directions to the church but if you do a separate invite for the reception you can also put it in there. Can the reception invitations be in with the wedding invitations as long as it is in a different envelope?

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Is it proper to send shower invitations before wedding invitations?

QuestionWhat is the etiquette for sending shower invitations? Can they be sent before the wedding invitations?

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