Don’t Be a Wedding Video Wrecker

by Azure

Before the domination of smart phones and social networks, the task of being a top-notch wedding guest was fairly straightforward. RSVP, show up on time, purchase a gift, and don't drink the open bar dry. Easy, right? Not so much anymore! In this technology-driven, uber social world that we live in, there's a whole new set of rules for wedding guest etiquette. Just take a read of our 13 Do's and Don'ts and 10 Commandments for guests. Our 6th commandment? Honor the couple and PAY...

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27 Ways to Seat Your Wedding Guests with Style

by Azure

While escort cards serve an important purpose, they can also really ramp up the uniqueness of your wedding day and reception decor. Thanks to creative Etsy sellers dreaming up new and unexpected ways to stylishly seat guests, the escort card world is bigger and better than ever. From keys and pinwheels, to vintage windows and mini gilded animals, the innovative ideas below are sure to get your DIY juices flowing! Don't forget to add your favorite escort card finds to an inspiring...

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15 Sparkly Dresses for Wedding Guests

by Azure

I recently attended my future brother-in-law's wedding at The Drake in Chicago, and chose a gold one-shoulder David Meister gown for the elegant Black Tie affair. Everyone seemed to love it, and I was surprised to be the only female guest wearing gold. If you have a wedding coming up and want to stand out in the crowd, I say metallics are the only way to go! Here are 15 sparkly options I absolutely love... Which one of these shimmery, glimmery stunners do you love...

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How To Be A Delightful Wedding Guest: 13 Do’s and Don’ts

by Azure

Wedding season is here and I for one have an extra special big day to attend this weekend. I'm doing a reading (and hope I don't trip or trip over my words!), and want to make the bride and groom proud! Chances are you also have a wedding coming up, so you may be wondering how to be the best guest you can be. Wonder no more, because we've got you covered! Read on to learn what it takes to be a delightful wedding guest... DO RSVP. Duh! This is a no brainer right? Well any...

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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 tip: The 75% rule

by Azure

    It is hard to rationalize why any of your friends or family members wouldn't want to come and join you in celebrating you big day. I find this especially hard when you are putting a year into wedding planning and you know how excited you are for the day to arrive. Believe it or not, the 75% rule (of all the guests you invite, plan for a 75% acceptance rate) tends to hold pretty true pending a few variables.  Trust me, you will start to think that your wedding is different...

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Party Dresses for Every Occasion

by Azure

Do you have that one fabulous frock you can throw on for any occasion? That wonderful little party dress you can wear just about anywhere- weddings, holiday parties, pre-wedding soirees– you name it. Sometimes we buy a gorgeous dress for a special occasion and when it arrives... it’s a tad too tight or not as gorgeous or flattering as expected. But alas! You know not all is lost when you look in your closet and you see your friendly back up, waiting in the wings. To find...

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Top Tips for Wedding Guests: 15 Do’s and Don’ts

by Azure

Our fabulous friends at Glamour.com asked us to share our thoughts on the biggest wedding guest Do's and Don'ts. They tapped other experts, like Vané of Brooklyn Bride, and compiled a list of the top 15 do's and don'ts for wedding guests. 1. DO Rsvp: Pay attention to the deadline on the wedding invitation. As soon as you know your reply, pop it in the mail. 2. DON'T Assume +1: Unless it says 'and guest' on the invitation, only you are invited to attend. And DON’T call the bride...

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Wedding Guest Attire Questions: What to Wear When

by Azure

The proper guest attire depends on the style and season of the wedding. Will you include dress code information on your wedding invitations? Prince William and Kate Middleton did! Their dress code was 'Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit'. Yours will likely be different, and you'll want to know (and understand) all your options before mailing the invites. And what better inspiration than the red carpet at Monday’s Met gala honoring Alexander McQueen?! Let's dig in: •Black...

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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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