Wedding Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts

As we approach the busy wedding season here are a few things that might help the busy bride.

If someone hasn’t responded to your invitation one week past the reply by date, call them to confirm.   Children over the age of 18 should get their own invitation.  Send your wedding party and parents an invitation (they may want it as a keepsake), they however do not have to respond.  Do not put “cash only” anywhere on your invitation.  It is not required that you have a “gift opening”.  You can open your gifts at any time with anyone.    For the reception don’t seat fighting relatives together…seat them as far apart as possible is perfect.  Put reserved cards on parents seats only(if they are not at the head table), they are they only ones that get preferred seating.

As a guest, make sure your reply is sent back before the reply on date.  If you have declined and invitation you are not expected to send a gift.  If you go, you must buy a gift or give a gift of money.  Your gift should be something both bride and groom can use.  Guests do pay for their own transportation and lodging.

Of course, all do’s and don’ts are not set in stone!  For your big day, you have to do what feels right for you and your groom.


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