Lately, many traditions seem to have gone by the wayside. As people and culture get more relaxed, common practices no longer become so common. Sometimes this is a good thing, and other times, the farewell to some traditions is a sad passing.
Proper wedding etiquette is one of those gray areas where times have changed the customs (sometimes, the bride does not even wear white!), but there are still some tried and true wedding etiquette rules that it’s best to live by. Disobeying wedding etiquette may make you seem disrespectful and sometimes, like a downright fool (here is a quick tip – not bringing a gift to a second wedding will make you stick out like a sore thumb).
As they say when a cop pulls you over for speeding and you did not see a posted speed limit, ignorance is no excuse. Check out our handy wedding etiquette – advice, tips, rules & answers to questions – everything you can think of, basically! They cover how to propose, who pays for what, what to wear if you are attending a wedding, who should be invited to the rehearsal dinner, using placecards at the reception, proper thank you card etiquette and everything in-between! These helpful articles full of wedding etiquette tips will help you avoid landmines and show you when you need to follow tradition and when it is ok to relax and go with the flow (and explain how Seal and Heidi Klum got away with their “white trash” themed wedding vow renewal ceremony – following proper etiquette isn’t a guarantee for good taste).
After you have checked out all the articles, let us know if we answered all of your wedding etiquette questions. If not, tell us and we will do the research for you! Then, you are guaranteed that you will be able to throw or attend a wedding knowing you are always doing the right thing!
Special Occasion Weddings
Are you part of a Greek wedding? Ever wondered about the rules for a destination wedding or the protocole for a military wedding? We have a range of advice in our wedding section for special occasions.