Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing the results of WeddingWire’s 2015 Newlywed Report. This week, we’re sharing what we learned about the couples who got married in 2015, from the average age to where they’re getting married. Here’s an interesting tidbit—the average engagement length is 13 months, and 70 percent of couples are engaged for over 10 months. However, that means that 30 percent of couples are engaged for nine months or fewer. We know there are benefits to both long engagements and short engagements—but only you can decide which is right for you! Check out the infographic below for more details and don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report to learn more.
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Your groomsmen are important people to rely on throughout the wedding planning process—from throwing the bachelor party to assisting on the big day. While it’s okay to ask them to handle certain things for you, it’s important that you don’t abuse your power. Treat your groomsmen with respect and you’ll find that your friendships are even stronger after the wedding than they were before. Check out this list of things you shouldn’t say to your groomsmen.
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Whether your mom is a fashionista or needs a little assistance in the wardrobe department, it’s a good idea to be there to help her shop for a dress. While shopping for an MOB dress can be a fun experience, it can be a bit stressful. We recommend approaching it with a supportive and positive attitude—you want Mom to feel amazing and confident, after all! Check out these tips for helping the mother-of-the-bride (or mother-of-the-groom!) shop for a dress.
Categories: Etiquette + Advice, Ideas + Trends, wedding dress, Wedding Ideas
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Just engaged? It’s party time! And we’re not talking about the wedding (yet). The engagement party is the first, but certainly not the last time, your family members and close friends will celebrate you and your future spouse. It’s usually a relatively casual, fun event, where all of your nearest and dearest can mix and mingle, but there can be some engagement party etiquette issues that arise. Check out these tips to planning a successful engagement party!
If you’re like most engaged couples, you’ve probably experienced some etiquette issues during your wedding planning process. There are lots of people involved with putting together a wedding (of course, yourselves, but also family, wedding party members, guests, etc.) and a lot of emotions, too, which can be a recipe for drama. Fortunately, WeddingWire is here to help! In the “Dear WeddingWire” feature in our new WinterBook, we asked wedding planners and experts from around the country to answer some of the most-asked wedding etiquette questions. And if we didn’t answer one of your questions, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter, and we’ll do our best to assist you.