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.
I’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.
I 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?
I 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?
I 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?
I 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?
One groomsman has no bridesmaid. Can he wear a tux and be part of the wedding photos?
We 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?
My 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?
I 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?
What is the etiquette for sending shower invitations? Can they be sent before the wedding invitations?