Wedding Gifts Etiquette Myth

by Azure

Have you heard the etiquette "rule" that says you have one year (after attending a couple's wedding) to send a gift? Well, according to Peggy Post, this is more of a myth than a rule, and I can totally see why! I understand that everyone is busy and sometimes you don't get around to trolling the couple's registry until after the I Do's. But waiting an entire year to send a gift,  after indulging in drinks, dinner, and dancing on the couple's dime?! It just doesn't seem right! And...

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Perplexed about wedding invitation etiquette? With so many rules to keep track of, it’s easy to get confused. While invites can be less formal today, here’s a quick list of invitation tips and tricks. Do I need save-the-dates? Send out save-the-dates if you plan on a long engagement (nine months or more), a destination wedding or will invite several out-of-town guests who’ll need to make travel arrangements. Skip...

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Oh No She Didn’t! Taylor Swift Commits Major Wedding Guest Faux Pas

by Azure

Would you be mad if Taylor Swift crashed your wedding?? Well, America's golden girl did just that at a Kennedy wedding this past weekend! Swift was persona non grata at the Boston wedding of Kyle Kennedy (who is Frank Gifford's granddaughter), but that didn't stop her new beau, Connor Kennedy, from bringing her along! Things got awkward when the mother of the bride respectfully asked Swift to leave (as, not surprisingly, her mere presence was stealing the bride's spotlight)... and...

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Destination Vacation… I Mean Wedding

by Bitchless Bride

When I think destination wedding, a few things come to mind: beaches, tropical bevies, mini bikini, vacation sex and... oh yeah, the wedding. Right? Because even though I am excited for the happy couple, when I'm spending the ton of money required to attend such an affair, I want to make sure that there is something in it for me too. I know that it sounds selfish, but I am all about being honest, and bridey this is the "norm". Your guests are excited for you, but they are damn well...

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Top 5 Tips to Host Your Wedding with Grace

by Valley & Co.

We know that your wedding is a celebration of you as a couple, but it's also about celebrating your friends and family who have been part of your journey. Being gracious hosts is so important. After all, your guests have likely traveled from afar, showered you with gifts and supported your relationship. So without further adieu, we share our Top 5 Tips for Being Gracious Hosts at the wedding: 1. Starting with your save the date cards, your guests will naturally look to you to...

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The Ultimate Wedding Don’t

by Azure

Whether you're a wedding etiquette expert, or brand new to the game, you probably agree that asking for money in lieu of wedding gifts is tacky with a capital T. No matter how you cut it (or how you go about asking for it) it is simply a major DON'T. And have I got a cringe-worthy story to share with you today! A friend recently received a wedding invitation from a former colleague (who she barely knew), and inside the invite, there was an insert with the poem below... More than...

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How to Politely “Taste” Your Food – 6 Rules of Wedding Tasting Etiquette

by Bitchless Bride

With your wedding quickly approaching, some of you bridey’s are getting ready to chow down at your wedding food tasting. It’s really exciting because usually it’s the first time that things feel “real”. Like, you’re getting married, and this is the food that will be served at your wedding! How awesome is that? But, it is imperative that you read this post before you “taste”. As a wedding planner, I have had several incredible food tastings due to the pure talent of...

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I DO or I DON’T to Facebook Status Updates Directed at Delinquent Invitees?

by Azure

I was on Facebook last night, and judging by all the wedding-centric updates dominating my feed, wedding season is ON like donkey kong! And that, my friends, makes me smile! I just love thinking about all the couples daring enough to take the plunge, and the incredible emotions they must be feeling leading up to the big day. But one update in particular (from a bride-to-be tying the knot this summer) caught my attention and made me think... HUH? It went something like this: Hey...

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Ten Commandments for Wedding Guests

by Azure

Follow these commandments and your spot on the bride & groom's "most loved wedding guests" list will be secure!   1. You shall RSVP before the specified deadline. 2.  You shall not wear white (unless specifically requested, a la Kim Kardashian) 3. You shall not make a last minute RSVP change (from Yes to No)* 4. You shall arrive to the wedding ceremony early, not late 5. You shall respect the couple’s decision to request no children or no plus...

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette: How to Address Your Wedding Guests

by Azure

Wondering how to properly address your wedding invitations? Follow the guide below and you'll be golden! Even wedding etiquette guru Emily Post will give you two thumbs up for addressing your guests in the proper fashion. Wedding Guest Types and Proper Salutations 1. Married Couple: Mr. and Mrs. John Doe 2. Married Couple with kids (under 18) living at home: Mr. and Mrs. John Doe and family 3. Married Couple, wife kept maiden name: Ms. Jane Becker and Mr. John Doe 4. Married...

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