Wedding Etiquette

Expenses: Who Pays For What?

Who Pays for What? Working out a budget for your wedding is one of the first things that should be done, once the date is set.  Will the ceremony be formal, semiformal or informal?  A… Read More


Wedding Expenses: Another Look

Listed below are the usual expenses of a wedding and the parties traditionally responsible for them. Depending on where you live and your family traditions, there will be variations. This will give you a starting… Read More


Tipping Etiquette

Wedding Tipping Tipping has always been a personal expression of gratitude for service given and appreciated.  The question of tipping those persons responsible for assisting you in your wedding planning is one of obvious importance… Read More


Asking for Money as a Gift

Money – to ask or not to ask, that is the question.  And the answer is definitely not to ask…but that doesn’t mean someone can’t get the word out for you. So…what’s the real story about money… Read More


Save the Date Etiquette

Save the Date cards can be mailed up to one year, or more, in advance of your wedding and should mention that an invitation will follow.   Make sure that your guest list does not… Read More


Calling Off The Wedding

You have heard it said on more than one occasion, “better a broken engagement today, than a broken home tomorrow.”  At some point during wedding planning, many couples have normal doubts and last minute jitters. … Read More


How to Write a Thank-You Card

A personal thank you note is the only appropriate way to say “Thank You!”  At one time, notes were not considered necessary when you thanked someone in person. Today, with guest lists being longer and… Read More


The Groom’s Cake

The groom’s cake is a smaller cake that is served at the wedding  reception. Young women (unmarried) will want to take a piece of the groom’s cake home to place under their pillows and the… Read More


The Wedding Dance

Dancing at your reception is a lovely way to bring an air of elegance and family togetherness to a wonderfully happy and joyous occasion. Traditionally, the bride and groom will be the first to dance… Read More