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.

Featured Q & As

How do I say "We prefer cash" in the wedding invitation?

My fiancé and I just recently made a lot of expensive purchases (ie. new home). We'd like to ask our guests...?

She is pregnant, what do I do?

I want to ask a good friend to be a bridesmaid at my wedding. Only thing is, she is pregnant and by the wedding day, she will be ready...?

What are the rules for seating arrangements?

I'm currently in the process of working out the seating arrangements. Are there any rules or special considerations I need to keep in mind...?

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Bridal party: Do I need to have the same number of bridesmaids a ...?
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Bridal Registry: How can I tell people about my wedding registry?
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Bridal Registry: My fiance and I want to register at a travel agenc ...?
Bridal Shower: Is it proper to send shower invitations before wed ...?
Bridal Shower: I couldn't attend the shower but gave a shower gif ...?
Bridal Shower: Is it appropriate to send bridal shower invitation ...?
Bridal Shower: When should bridal shower invitations be mailed ou ...?
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Bridesmaids: How do I choose my bridesmaids?
Bridesmaids: She is pregnant, what do I do?
Bridesmaids: Do they all have to wear the same gown?
Bridesmaids: Bridesmaid has paid for travel expenses and more. ...?
Bridesmaids: The bridesmaid is signing the marriage certificate ...?
Bridesmaids: Do bridesmaids have to give a wedding gift when th ...?
Budget: Small wedding and a tight budget
Budget: Who pays for the wedding? How is it divided?
Budget: Can bride have party to raise money for bridesmaid ...?
Budget: Is it really that bad to have a cash bar at the we ...?
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Budget: Is it only the parents of the bride that plans the ...?
Budget: Do parents pay for the wedding if they don't live ...?
Cakes: Last minute cake shortage
Church Seating: When the parents are divorced, where do they sit?
Church Seating: Does it have to go according to family lines?
Church Seating: Where do the grandparents sit at the church?
Church Seating: As father of the bride's girlfriend, where should ...?
Destination Wedding: How do I tell friends they are not invited?
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Divorced Parents: Daughter's wedding. Who walks the bride down the a ...?
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Divorced Parents: Should the father be having a discussion with the ...?
Divorced Parents: When the bride's father is divorced and has a life ...?
Divorced Parents: Groom's parents are divorced. Groom does not want ...?
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Gifts: How much is enough as a wedding gift when you're i ...?
Gifts: What is an appropriate wedding gift to the couple ...?
Gifts: As a monetary gift, how much cash is appropriate?
Gifts: How can I ask for a cash gift in the wedding invit ...?
Gifts: If I gave a gift at the wedding, do I have to give ...?
Gifts: Do we send a gift if we are not going to the weddi ...?
Gifts: Close family friend, expensive travel to the weddi ...?
Gifts: Who is responsible for taking the wedding gifts fr ...?
Gifts: What do we give the MC?
Gifts: The wedding invitation says 'no gifts, presentatio ...?
Gifts: There's no bridal registry and the bride says not ...?
Gifts: Do I give a wedding gift if I'm only invited to th ...?
Guests: Who is responsible to provide the Sunday brunch?
Guests: Does the bride's family pay for out of town guests ...?
Guests: Can I uninvite wedding guests after the wedding in ...?
Guests: Can I uninvite wedding guests after the wedding in ...?
Guests: Can guests be invited to the engagement party and ...?
Guests: How do you tell guests not to bring extra people t ...?
Guests: How do you tell guests not to take photos at the w ...?
Guests: Should guests that have replied no to the wedding ...?
Invitations: Can I say "adults only" on the invite?
Invitations: Can I invite single friends without a guest?
Invitations: Calling guests who did not RSVP
Invitations: Inviting people from work
Invitations: Whimsical or traditional?
Invitations: Can I invite friends to the church and not the rec ...?
Invitations: How do I say "We prefer cash" in the wedding invit ...?
Invitations: Can I add the bridal registry on the wedding invit ...?
Invitations: Are we supposed to send a wedding invitation to ou ...?
Invitations: When are the wedding invitations mailed out?
Invitations: My parents are hosting but I want to include my fi ...?
Invitations: My fiancé's parents are divorced and both a ...?
Invitations: The groom's parents are also paying for the weddin ...?
Invitations: The groom's parents are also paying for the weddin ...?
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Maid of Honour: Does it have to reciprocate?
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Maid of Honour: Can I have more than one maid of honour?
Maid of Honour: Do I have to ask my fiance's sister?
Maid of Honour: Can maid of honour call uninvited guests?
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Mothers: Do their outfits match the wedding party?
Mothers: Who chooses their gowns?
Mothers: Which one chooses her gown first?
Mothers: My plans are made and she wants to help!
Mothers: Can the mother of the bride wear black?
Mothers: How do I prevent my mother-in-law from planning my ...?
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Reception : What are the rules for seating arrangements?
Reception: When is the first dance?
Reception: Is a cash bar acceptable?
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Reception: Where are the parents supposed to sit at the recep ...?
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Reception: Open bar with money charged for donation?
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Rehearsal Dinner: Who is invited to the rehearsal dinner?
Rehearsal Dinner: Who should host the rehearsal dinner?
Second Marriage: Can I walk down the aisle by myself or do I need t ...?
Second Marriage: My father is deceased, who can walk bride down the ...?
Second Marriage: What is an appropriate wedding gift for a second m ...?
Second Marriage: I have a party for friends after the honeymoon?
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