While weddings have changed a lot in the past few decades, one thing hasn’t changed too much — etiquette. Frankly, good manners never go out of style and this is positively true when it comes to your wedding. There are also a lot of — how shall we say — sticky situations that tend to come up when we’re taking wedding planning. Whether that’s how to deal with parents who are divorced, telling guests you don’t want children at the reception or politely asking for money on your registry.
Chances are you won’t have to deal with a lot of these things until you’re further into your wedding planning, but from the moment you get engaged you’d be surprised how fast etiquette issues creep up. Your Facebook status is one for example. You must tell your family and close friends before you change it. Why? Imagine your best friend wondering why random from high school knows about your engagement before she does.
We’re not saying stress about etiquette-stuff, just keep these things in mind and when in doubt — ask us!
Check out our etiquette guide for answers to questions like, “Do I pay for my bridesmaids dresses?” and “Am I allowed to email my invitations?”
Want to know about registering for money and thank-you cards? Read some common registry etiquette questions.