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Changing Your Name? 5 Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

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If you're one of the 80% of couples who have decided to change your name after the wedding, this is for you. To help demystify the process we asked Jake Wolff and Josh Gelb, the experts behind the name change service Hitchswitch/ Kleinfeld Name Change. Here, answers to the most commonly asked name... read more

Can I Register For Thrift Store Wedding Gifts?

You want your wedding gifts to match your style, but the look you're going for is kitschy and eclectic and you'd prefer things secondhand, figuring out where and how to register can get a little tricky. Right now, our etiquette community board is buzzing on the topic of thrift... read more

Who Gets a Plus One For My Wedding?

Oh, the dreaded plus one question. You've probably heard it before, and which guests should or should not get to bring a date is a seriously controversial topic on our Etiquette board. In a perfect world, you'd probably let everyone bring someone to your wedding, but budget and space limits mean that you have... read more

Do I Have To Invite My Boss and Coworkers?

In short: You should never feel obligated to invite anyone to your wedding (even if they do control your paycheck). The easiest way to avoid any drama is to not invite any coworkers to your wedding. That way if anyone asks or you suspect one of your coworkers is itching for an invite you have... read more

Is It Okay To Invite An Ex To The Wedding?

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Not surprisingly, there are lots of opinions on the topic of whether or not its ok to invite exes to the wedding. Here's the thing: Your life is not a movie (or Grey's Anatomy), so it's very unlikely that a former flame is going to stand up and object when you're at the... read more

Should I Buy A Gift For the Bachelorette Party Too?

So your close friend is getting married and you're already shelling out a few hundred bucks to hit the town in Vegas, Napa, Charleston or Miami (all amazing spots for a destination bachelorette) and you're wondering whether you should bring a gift for the bride. Gift giving can be a touchy subject, especially... read more

12 Ways to Honor Deceased Loved Ones at Your Wedding

Your wedding day is a celebration with loved ones, so it's only natural to want to include those relatives who have passed away. Your inclusion of a deceased relative can be as subtle as a symbolic white rose in your bouquet or as public as a moment of silence at the ceremony, and we rounded...

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Jamie Lynn Spears Registered For $2500 Of Gift Cards (What Do You Think?)

We found Jamie Lynn Spears' wedding registry and what's on it might surprise you. The former Nickolodeon star and her fiance James Watson registered for 25 gift cards totaling $2500 at Bed Bath & Beyond in addition to traditional gifts like glassware and linens from Pottery Barn. Registering for gift cards is a... read more

7 Ways NOT to Announce Your Engagement

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If you just got engaged, congrats! This is seriously exciting news that deserves lots of congratulatory hugs, "oohing" and "ahhing" over the ring and plenty of bubbly. To make sure you get the right response from friends, family and coworkers, avoid announcing your engagement like this... At Your Friend or Family Member's Engagement Party read more

Attention Guests! Be Courteous With Your Cameras (Video)

Wedding Guest Camera EtiquetteLindsay Madden Photography
Sometimes wedding guests can do things that make you want to roll your eyes, but one faux pas we've been hearing about a lot lately is guests getting in the way of professional photography and videography. Considering that photography is often one of the biggest expenses couples will spend on (usually it accounts for 10-12% of... read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.  
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