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Manners matter! From addessing envelopes to wedding dress codes, we'll help you navigate wedding etiquette questions so you are ready to handle every situation with grace.

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Kayla, on July 30, 2020 at 1:50 PM

I'm sure all of us who have recently sent our or are getting ready to send out invites have dealt with this same issue. What, if anything, did you put on your invite or detail card about Covid? I feel...

Suzie, Aug 3, 2020 9 164
Best Man’s gf is my employee do i invite her?
Rachel, on August 3, 2020 at 1:32 AM

This is a long and complicated dynamic, nothing in an etiquette book really tells me what do do. Fiancé and I have differing opinions but he ultimately says it’s my choice. I met my fiancé at work...

Suzie, Aug 3, 2020 26 290
Spouses of the Bridal Party
Claire, on March 12, 2016 at 6:15 PM

I may or may not have already seen or read anything in this regard, but some of the wives of the groomsmen I have only met once. Honestly, I may not even know their names. Do I invite them to...

Shelby, Aug 3, 2020 40 1,175
My parents don't want to sit with FMIL
KristenMeowza, on July 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM

I told my mom that I have her at a table with FMIL and assorted relatives and friends from both sides at the reception and she said WHY??? She thinks she should sit with her own family and friends...

Queen Cone, Aug 3, 2020 18 66
Suggestions For Thank You Messages
TANIA-LYNN, on August 3, 2020 at 3:08 PM

So we are looking into sending out thank you cards, but are unsure of what to "thank" in regards to cash and checks. I don't want to just write "Hey, thanks for the cash!" and sound greedy. Any ideas...

Suzie, Aug 3, 2020 5 79 1
Wedding Clock Myths
Chasity, on July 29, 2020 at 9:23 AM

Hello Brides! We are 9 days from our wedding day. Yay! Our officiant just emailed us asking if we wanted to change our start time to 5:30 instead of 5:00 so that the clock is moving upward during the...

Kari, Aug 3, 2020 25 364
Wedding Shower / Bachelorette
VICTORIA, on August 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Hi guys! FH and I have postponed our 10/25/20 wedding until next Summer 😭 However, we're still getting civilly married on our original day (big celebration will be next year). We will only have our...

Lynnie, Aug 3, 2020 3 79
Thank you cards
Taylor, on August 2, 2020 at 4:53 PM

Hey y’all! So we’ve received gifts and money for the wedding already. Our day is August 16th. Do you think it’s okay for me to wait until I get some of my wedding pictures back to order thank you...

Maggie, Aug 3, 2020 9 128
So many etiquette questions...
Liz, on August 2, 2020 at 9:45 PM

My fiance and I recently postponed our September wedding. We had a small guest list (~30 people) so we originally thought we could make it work. But we live in upstate NY and 70% of our guest list...

Rachel, Aug 3, 2020 11 270
Foot Washing Ceremony
Rachel, on June 28, 2017 at 11:30 AM

So, we are having a very small, intimate destination wedding, and I want to incorporate foot washing during it, not necessarily as a religious symbol, but as a personal reflection of our commitment to...

Marcia, Aug 3, 2020 61 3,318
Same dress for Civil Ceremony and Delayed Reception?
Jessica, on August 1, 2020 at 9:52 PM

My fiance and I are going to postpone our celebration and church wedding for safety reasons and to ensure family from out of the country can come. We are going to just have our parents and brothers...

Kayla, Aug 3, 2020 10 122 1
Is it selfish to still have a wedding reception during the pandemic?
Michelle, on June 22, 2020 at 10:55 AM

I was lurking on WeddingBee and someone posted about people still having receptions and just about everyone agreed it as really selfish. Here in Ohio our numbers are steady and not increasing other...

Jennifer, Aug 2, 2020 48 1,360
Do i have to invite my fiance’s sister in law’s parents?
Jewisian, on December 26, 2018 at 1:33 AM

Hi, I’ve been very stressed about this for awhile. My fiancé’s and I don’t get along with my fiance’s sister in law (my fiancé’s brother’s wife). She wants nothing to do with my fiance’s side of...

Jana, Aug 2, 2020 20 796 1
Wheelchair- bound FMIL question re dance
Noelle, on November 29, 2015 at 4:10 PM

My FMIL is truly the most resilient woman I know. I've known my fiancé for seven years now and she had a devastating stroke about a decade prior to our meeting that left her paralyzed on one side and...

Tara, Aug 2, 2020 17 235
How to accomodate dearest friend that uses a wheelchair
Sarah, on June 7, 2018 at 7:40 PM

Eek! Posting here twice in one day, so sorry... While FH and I were looking at venues, we tried to keep accessibility in mind... but apparently we made an mistake in one of our venue choices. One of...

Sarah, Aug 2, 2020 23 320
How much do you gift during a social distance wedding?
The Sealpups, on July 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM

We’ll be going to a wedding today and not sure how much to give. With family, we give $100-250 (depending on who). This wedding is for my husband’s friend from college. Here’s a weird history...

Brittany, Aug 1, 2020 30 472
Church wedding still on- reception?
Lexie, on July 31, 2020 at 10:40 PM

Hi all! We’re still on the fence about our December wedding reception to see what phase we’re at. Right now we wouldn’t be allowed a dance floor so what’s the point? We have a soft hold on a date for...

Jana, Aug 1, 2020 5 126
Wedding Album
Liz, on July 31, 2020 at 10:58 PM

I just got my wedding photos back and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for affordable (yet not cheap looking) wedding album services?

Nicole, Aug 1, 2020 9 108
Bridal Shower covid
Jillian, on July 30, 2020 at 4:28 AM

Hi everyone!! Looking for advice. We recently decreased our guest list from almost 200 to 50. My bridal shower venue is allowing groups of 40 at this time. I’m hoping to invite all the ladies invited...

Judith, Jul 31, 2020 7 179
Separate Invitations for Zoom??
Samantha, on July 31, 2020 at 10:04 PM

So it is now pretty much set that we are going with our backup plan to have the ceremony in my parents’ backyard (venue is very likely to still be closed in October). We are going to send email...

Judith, Jul 31, 2020 4 78
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