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Heard Of Having An Honorary Bridesmaid?

If you've never heard the term, the honorary bridesmaid term hails from the South and it's sort of an off-shoot member of the bridal party. Traditionally the honorary bridesmaid is reserved for an aunt or older cousin who is important to the bride, but not a part of the actual wedding party. In other words, someone... read more

Bride Burns Un-Invited Facebook Friends (What Not To Do)

We're still in shock over one bride's Facebook post that recently went viral. In a single status update, she burned all of her uninvited guests. See what we're talking about right here... Here's our general take on posting online: Keep it positive. Before you post that status venting about all the guests who RSVP’d for... read more

7 Things No One Tells You About Changing Your Name

There are some truths you just don’t find out until you’ve done it—a legal-name-change veteran’s take on making it official. 1. You may be flipping through your wedding album before you have a new passport. Changing your name is a marathon, not a sprint. Some things will be as easy as walking into... read more

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. Here, answers to the most commonly asked name change questions. 1.... 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?

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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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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