Wedding Etiquette – When Should I Cash the Gift Checks?

December 20, 2010
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Getting checks for wedding gifts is great; especially these days when people are waiting longer to get married and usually are fully stocked household wise – finding things to put on the registry then is hard!  Receiving checks means you can put that money towards exactly what you want with no one judging your taste [...]

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Postponing the Wedding Etiquette

December 20, 2010
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Life is unpredictable.  Weddings are usually planned a year or so in advance and a lot can change in the time between deposits being made and the actual wedding taking place.  Maybe you are involved in a project at work that your job depends on and you will need to travel out of town on [...]

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Bare Legs at a Wedding – Sexy or Poor Etiquette?

December 20, 2010
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In earlier days, it was scandalous for a woman to step foot out of the house not wearing pantyhose.  These days, fashion has changed this etiquette rule so much that to see anyone in pantyhose, no matter what the occasion, is more of a rarity than a societal norm.  Where do pantyhose fit in to [...]

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Flea Market Etiquette

December 1, 2010
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Whether you check out your local flea market every weekend because of its fresh produce, good buys in this poor economy, as a vendor to make some extra cash or just to get some fresh air and have a wander, even a place as basic as a flea market has rules and you, as a [...]

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Royal Wedding Etiquette 101

November 25, 2010
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As with everything else when it comes to royal families, they take “normal” etiquette and protocol and times it by 1000 to create super posh and very intricately designed proper affairs.  Below is a list of how royal weddings differ and yet are still similar to our weddings: Where as the normal bride has a [...]

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Teaching Princess Etiquette

November 23, 2010
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Sure, every little girl plays dress up and dreams of being a princess, but, even they know the chances of that really happening are incredibly slim.  Well, unless you are Kate Middleton, a commoner who recently became engaged to England’s Prince William. Princesses are not born – they are made.  Whether by birthright or marriage, [...]

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Top 10 Etiquette Tips for Wedding Ushers

November 22, 2010
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You have been asked to be an usher for your friend or family member’s wedding.  You are honored they wish for you to be a part of their special day, but, what exactly is expected of you?  What do you have to wear?  Here are some tips for you! You will be instructed what to [...]

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50th Wedding Anniversary Etiquette

November 22, 2010
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A couple making it to their 50th wedding anniversary is an amazing achievement and a precious gift, just like gold, which is why this momentous event is called “The Golden Anniversary”.   Reaching this milestone is an amazing example of a couple that knows the hard work and effort that goes into a relationship to make [...]

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Etiquette When Eloping – AKA How Not to Annoy Your Family

November 22, 2010
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Even though planning a wedding is a stressful headache and many brides are tempted by the thought of running away and eloping, most will not, because they know the hurt feelings that those that are left behind will experience.  However, if you have thrown in the wedding towel and dream of eloping, follow these tips [...]

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Top 10 Tips for Properly Cutting Wedding Cake

November 22, 2010
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As with everything else related to a wedding, there is a proper way to do things, even something as simple as cutting the wedding cake.  The top ten tips for properly cutting the wedding cake are: Make sure your wedding cake is still beautiful (and edible) by the time the cake cutting rolls around.  The [...]

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Protocol for Inviting Co-Workers to a Wedding

November 22, 2010
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We spend a good chunk of our day at work.  We meet people there where the friendships often extend outside of normal work hours.  So, you are getting married and want to invite these types of co-workers, but, not the ones that are just acquaintances.  How do you do that without hurting feelings?  Or maybe [...]

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How to Decline a Wedding Invitation Properly

November 22, 2010
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Everyone loves a wedding, and if you are invited to one, you know you are in for a good time full of good food, fun and dancing.  However, sometimes schedules clash and it may be that, unfortunately, you are unable to attend a wedding celebration.  If that is the case, following our tips below will [...]

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Protocol for How to Pick a Best Man

November 22, 2010
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The groom usually does not have too many responsibilities when it comes to planning the wedding.  The bride already has her mind made up about the venue, the food, the attire, the music, the invitations, the decor and the photographer and the groom better agree with her…or else!  Making decisions becomes a snap for the [...]

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Bolivian Wedding Etiquette

November 22, 2010
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Heading to Bolivia for a wedding?  Make sure you respect their local tradition and culture, all while having a fantastic time in South America!  Our tips below will ensure you fit in to the wedding celebrations like a native! Most Bolivians prefer to get married in December, which is in the middle of their summer [...]

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Top 10 Tips for Stuffing Wedding Envelopes Properly

November 22, 2010
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You figured out who you want (or need) to invite to the wedding.  You picked out and/or helped design the perfect wedding invitations.  Now you just need to pop them in the mail and inform the masses!  Since most weddings usually do involve “masses” literally, you need to put a good system in place to [...]

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Wedding Etiquette for the Stepmother of the Groom

November 21, 2010
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Thanks to Disney, whenever the word “stepmother” is uttered, we think of a callous and cold woman who wants to make her stepchildren suffer.  In real life, sometimes this is true, but, more often than not, a stepmother is a normal woman who has either had a huge part in raising her stepchildren or has [...]

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Woman Sports Etiquette From A 110 Years Ago

November 5, 2010
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Do you appreciate your workout clothes, or do you complain about the cost and style.  Let us consider the women of 1898 who had no Nike store but were under pressure to participate and remain ‘lady-like’. In the July 1898 article from The Woman’s Home Companion entitled Costumes for Outdoor Sports, Mary Katharine Howard she [...]

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Male Vanity in 1903: Socially Acceptable or Repulsive?

November 4, 2010
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The Image of the modern man seems to be in constant flux.  Terms like ‘metro-sexual’, and ‘Alfa male’ go in and out of style like the latest fashions.  In the April 1903 Broadway Magazine article “Are Men as Vain as Women?” by Elizabeth Edwards the question of male vanity is confronted head on. The following [...]

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