Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette: Postponing Wording

Wedding Etiquette: Wedding Postponement Wording

If you are planning on postponing your 2020 Summer Wedding due to COVID once you have secured a new date that would be the time to email all of your guests. ⠀ An email? Yes! Time is of the essence. ⠀ Remember to put all pertinent information like a new date, your wedding website The last thing you want to do is think about writing a thoughtful, yet very important email.  Below is a sample wedding postponement wording email to get your [...]

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Wedding Etiquette:Children at Weddings

photo by David Murray Kids and weddings.  Do you feel kids should be invited to weddings?  If you are a parent and your child is not invited do you attend the wedding?  Here is a great article from BlogHer  that discuss children at weddings.  Enjoy! Wedding season is officially upon us, and you know what that means. Drunk uncles trying to dance with your friends, the bartender saying clever things like “you again?” when you order another top-shelf cosmo, doing the [...]

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Wedding Etiquette: Diamonds and the Four C’s

Wed­ding eti­quette says A bride-to-be does not need a ring to make her engage­ment offi­cial. Many cou­ples will go to the jew­eler together, this way the future groom can get an idea of what kind of ring his future bride would like. If you will be mak­ing a trip to the jew­el­ers here are some things to keep in mind about Dia­monds and the Four C’s. DIAMONDS are the emblems of love and engage­ment, and are the tra­di­tional gem­stones for engage­ment ring. CARAT ~ [...]

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Gay Marriage ~ Wedding Etiquette

Here is an arti­cle from Sunday’s New York Times sent to us by Michele Ondre. If you find an arti­cle that you think should be posted, send us a link to jh@juleshirst.com.   If we use your sub­mis­sion, we will send you a dig­i­tal copy of the book we co-authored, “The Power of Civil­ity.”  Gifts for Every Occasion Sev­eral years ago, I attended a les­bian friend’s com­mit­ment cer­e­mony, and I gave the cou­ple a gift to mark the occa­sion. Now, she and her part­ner [...]

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Wedding Etiquette: Wedding Gift-Registry Etiquette

When it comes to the Wed­ding reg­istry wed­ding eti­quette states NEVER print where you are reg­is­tered on your wed­ding invitations. Ask your atten­dants and fam­ily mem­bers to spread the word on where you are reg­is­tered.  You can also put it on your wed­ding web­site or who­ever is host­ing your bridal shower can put the printed reg­istry cards in you shower invites.

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Royal Wedding Countdown ~ Receivng Line Etiquette

When attend­ing a for­mal wed­ding cer­e­mony it is tra­di­tional for the wed­ding hosts, bride, groom, and brides­maids and maid of honor.  This is done because your guests are eager to con­grat­u­late you and a receiv­ing line is an effe­ciant way for you to give a warm wel­come to your fam­ily and friends. The upcom­ing Royal Wed­ding  which will uphold many wed­ding eti­quette and pro­to­col prac­tices will have a tra­di­tional receiv­ing line with Prince William and Kate Mid­del­ton, Prince Charles, and [...]

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Wedding Gift Etiquette: When the gifts last longer than the marriage

   Celebrity wed­dings rarely last and the lat­est attempt has come to an abrupt end. It is sad to say that Kim Kar­dashian has filed for divorce from her hus­band, Kris Humphries, after only 72 days of mar­riage. With a wed­ding that was reported to cost $10 mil­lion and had a two-night cable spe­cial, it has lead many peo­ple to won­der if this was a cha­rade for rat­ings and money. Whether it was or not, 72 days of mar­riage is [...]

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Who Needs A Wedding Planner — I Do!

    Every lit­tle girl dreams about their wed­ding day. They spend time plan­ning all the details and act­ing it out. Is a fun time. How­ever, plan­ning the real thing isn’t always that fun. Most brides have to jug­gle the demands of their work and their rela­tion­ship at the same time as plan­ning the wed­ding. There are only so many hours in a day and the stress from all of this can be too much for some cou­ples. To help resolve [...]

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Is Black the new White in Wedding Gowns?

    After Vera Wang’s fall 2012 Bridal Show she will have us won­der­ing “is Black the new White ” in wed­ding gowns.  Here is what the New York Times said.…. AFTER a sea­son of high-profile wed­dings, begin­ning with Kate Middleton’s royal affair and cul­mi­nat­ing with Kim Kardashian’s blowout, could bridal design­ers be expe­ri­enc­ing white-dress fatigue?   For her fall 2012 bridal show this month, Vera Wang, who designed Ms. Kardashian’s wed­ding dress and those of count­less other famous brides, sent a flock of black [...]

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