Guests: Remember They Hired a Pro Photographer for a Reason

by Azure

As wedding season heats up, and my Facebook feed is filled with wedding updates, photos and comments about couples who have literally JUST tied the knot, I thought it was important to share again a priceless piece on wedding photography etiquette for guests, by New York photographer Casey Fatchett. Here's the first commandment wedding guests must follow: Do NOT Tweet, Facebook, or share in any way pictures of the bride before the ceremony. And you'll find more dirty details...

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For Brides Trotting Down The Aisle A Second Time

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Now, lemme put one thing out there right away. I’ve only been married ONCE So take everything I say with that little grain of salt. But I’m of the age where I have friends who are under 40 - and on their second marriage - which btw, ain’t no thang. However, gals in this predicament seem to have very mixed feelings about getting married again - should they have a big wedding? Should they have a wedding at all? Well, there are a few different ways you can go about this. I think...

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette from The Man Registry: Party Down?

by Azure

About The Man Registry From time to time, we receive an interesting question from a user that simply must be answered in a public forum. Take this one on drunken rehearsal dinners for example: Q -We’re holding our rehearsal dinner at my parent’s house. Very casual, very low-key. Our wedding party members are all old friends from college and things generally get pretty crazy when they’re all together. If a full-on party breaks out, should we shut it down? Or go with the flow?...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Can I Disinvite a Bridesmaid?

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride writes in with a sticky bridesmaid situation. To keep the family peace, she asked her brother's on again-off again girlfriend to be a bridesmaid. They were off, now they're back on, but now she isn't sure she still wants her. Does she have a way out? If you need wedding advice, or have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships write weddingmaven@onewed.com Read the Wedding Maven's advice, then come back...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Are All Thank You Notes Created Equal?

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column, a wedding guest is confused about the thank you note she got for her gift. Learn the Wedding Maven's thoughts on saying thank you and Chicago's weird food habits! Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding traditions or etiquette? Write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links: Thank You Notes from OneWed's Store Ask the Wedding Maven This Week's Wedding Maven Column

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Ever After Wedding Market: What Should My Wedding Invitations Say?

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Determining the correct wording for your wedding invitations can be daunting. But there are plenty of samples to be found to help you get started! If you are ordering your wedding invitations, ask your merchant if they can provide examples of appropriate phrasing. For traditional phrasing and suggestions for unusual situations, the Crane's Wedding Blue Book: The Styles and Etiquette of Announcements, Invitations and Other Correspondences is the most...

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The Bachelorette and Wedding Etiquette

by Azure

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people were very excited that the Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Chicagoan Ed Swiderski got engaged. Given that Jillian is Canadian, my big question is “Will she have a wedding social?” Before I go on, let me be clear. Unless you already know what a wedding social is, and live in a community where they are expected, you are NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS! Apparently in some parts of Canada, family members of the bride and groom throw a huge fundraiser,...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Questions about What to Wear

by Azure

In this week's Wedding Maven column, I answer another question about what guests should, and shouldn't, wear to a wedding. Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or issues? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Special Mother’s Day Edition!

by Azure

Mother knows best... Usually. This week Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block helps out a mom whose daughter who is definitely not having a white wedding and a mom who didn't quite make the wedding album. Read the full article about Mother's Day Advice. Next week, we're opening it back up to the whole family. If you've got a burning bridal question, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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