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Whether you’re recently engaged or have been planning your nuptials for a while, you’re probably bursting with excitement about your wedding and want to tell everyone you know about all of the details of your big day. Our advice? Try to hold back. We know it may not be easy, but when you see your guests’ surprise and genuine excitement at your wedding, keeping your mouth shut for all those months will be totally worth it, we promise. Check out our list of the details you really shouldn’t share before your wedding day.
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During your hectic time of wedding planning, it’s almost certain that everyone in your life will offer their opinion about something. Whether it’s something as small as your aisle markers or something as big as your wedding attire, you’ll hear every idea out there. While it’s great to have a supportive team of friends and family, there are certain decisions that should just be between the two of you. Check out our list of 10 things that you get the final say on.
While we’re all about respecting wedding traditions here at WeddingWire, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to put your own spin on things. From hosting the cocktail hour before the ceremony, to having both parents walk you down the aisle (not just Dad!), there are many ways to change up these age-old traditions. WeddingWire FallBook 2014 gives you 14 wedding traditions with a twist to make your nuptials uniquely you!
Dealing with wedding drama? Etiquette issues keeping you up at night? Then you’ll definitely want to participate in the Nordstrom Wedding Suite and HauteLook Wedding Hangout on Tuesday, June 18 starting at 4pm EST/1pm Pacific. A team of experts including celebrity event planner Colin Cowie, Style Me Pretty founder and editor Abby Larson, Nordstrom bridal director Andrea Wasserman, and yours truly (Kim Forrest, editor of WeddingWire), will be on hand to assist with all of your wedding queries, from fashion to decor, etiquette, and everything in between.
Click here for more details and to RSVP. You can also ask questions in advance on Twitter by using the hashtag #nordwedchat. So don’t be shy, ask a question, and see you on Tuesday!
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Thank you so much for submitting your etiquette questions to us! We received a bunch of queries, and because the WeddingWire team wants to help clear up any wedding-related drama in your lives, we’ll continue to answer a question a week for the next few weeks. Feel free to continue submitting questions to us via Facebook, Twitter, email, or the comments below. We’ll try to answer as many of your tough etiquette questions as we can! Here’s today’s Q&A:
Courtney asks (via comments): What’s the proper etiquette on rehearsal dinner invitations? Can we include the rehearsal dinner invite in the bundle with our wedding invitation (obviously, only adding that in for the people invited to the rehearsal dinner)? We’ve heard it’s a great way to save some money, but we’ve also heard it’s tacky to not send them a separate invite. Thoughts?
We usually recommend sending out rehearsal dinner invitations under separate cover, especially if there are two different parties hosting the separate events. For example, if your parents are paying for the wedding and your spouse-to-be’s parents are handling the rehearsal dinner, there should be two invitations. Also, if you do include the rehearsal dinner invitation with the wedding invitation, your guests may think everyone is invited to the night-before celebration which can cause confusion. So, bottom line: To be on the safe side, keep the invitations separate.