Category Archives: Wedding Etiquette

Two Groom Wedding – Can You Wear White?

More states are now recognizing same-sex marriages.  We now find ourselves navigating through unfamiliar and new social rules.  The question of wearing white to a wedding with two grooms is not new in regard to traditional rules.  Even though there … Continue reading

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Wedding Etiquette – Bridal Attendants’ Hair Style

The bride may select her attendants’ attire, accessories, and headpieces, but it is inappropriate for her to tell her attendants how to style their hair.

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Wedding Etiquette – Keep Jackets and Shoes On

Groomsmen should keep their jackets on and bridesmaids should keep their shoes on throughout the entire celebration.   Consider your attire a uniform for the entire event.  Removing any piece of the uniform during the wedding celebration is inappropriate.  

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No Gifts If You Elope – Wedding Etiquette

If you decide to elope rather than have a large wedding, do not expect friends and family to send wedding gifts.  You excluded them from the celebration so they are not obligated to send a wedding gift. If you have … Continue reading

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Eloping – Wedding Announements

Q: My fiance and I are considering to elope.   How should we announce our big news to family and friends? A: If you prefer to elope or have an intimate wedding, send announcements or invitations to a reception after the … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Enjoy Your S’more

Some foods bring back childhood memories.  For that reason alone, they are just fun to eat.  The chocolate s’more is one of those foods.  The name conjures thoughts of a sticky, gooey, chocolate goodness.  When asked about the etiquette of … Continue reading

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Buffet Dining Etiquette: When May I Begin to Eat?

When food is served buffet style and you have a seated place setting, you may begin to eat when at least half of the number of guests seated at your table have returned from the buffet.  It is not necessary … Continue reading

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Should Wedding Gifts Be Returned if a Marriage Ends in Divorce?

Since Kim Kardashian announced her divorce after only 72 days of marriage, the big question on everyone’s mind is, “Will she return the wedding gifts?” Etiquette experts from all over the country are offering their advice on this topic and … Continue reading

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Remarriage Introduction Etiquette

When second, third, or in Elizabeth Taylor’s case, eighth marriages occur, families and relationships are merged.  As titles change, introductions may become awkward.  Here are a few tips to help make these introductions less awkward and more respectful for everyone. … Continue reading

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Is a Receiving Line Necessary? – Wedding Etiquette

Many wedding couples dread the tedious receiving line and frequently ask if it is necessary to have one. The purpose of a receiving line is to greet your guests and make appropriate introductions of new family members.  If your wedding … Continue reading

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