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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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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)

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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

Canceled Wedding Gets Donated (Plus Calling It Off Etiquette)

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Having to call off a wedding your isn't an easy choice, but one bride's parents turned their daughter's canceled wedding into an opportunity to help others in need. When their daughter canceled her wedding a  little over a month to go, the catering and venue plans were already booked and the Fowlers faced... read more

9 Wedding Bummers You’re Not Allowed To Freak Out About

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You want to exchange vows on top of a mountain in the middle of Montana or hand-make everything including the soy candles? Do it. Those are the details and ideas that make your wedding day special and memorable for years to come. But all those personal untraditional choices sometimes come with their own setbacks. Here... read more
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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