Etiquette for a wedding is more than just saying "please" and "thank you." It's also placing your napkin in your lap, knowing what fork to use for the shrimp cocktail and more other nuances. While it's important to use etiquette in every situation, it's especially advisable to brush up on your wedding etiquette.
Why is Wedding Etiquette Important?
We want our weddings to be perfect. The fact of the matter is, if we don't follow the rules of etiquette, feelings can become hurt. How would your guests feel if they didn't receive a thank you note? Would toes feel stepped on if the groom's mother was seated last instead of the bride's mother? Most weddings don't go off without a hitch. Thanks to wedding etiquette, we can do our best to ensure everyone's happiness.
Basic Etiquette for Weddings
In this category, you'll find many tips and information on basic wedding etiquette, including:
- Invitation etiquette
- Gift etiquette and registry questions
- Thank you note etiquette
- Cash gifts and Money Trees
- Wedding rehearsal etiquette
- The sticky subject of children at weddings
For those attending a wedding, good etiquette is important, too. By browsing our articles, wedding guests can find out what is most appropriate to wear to the wedding, what words to write in the wedding card, and wedding reception protocol. Being a gracious, etiquette-savvy guest is an asset to any wedding, and will contribute to the joy of the day for the bride and groom.
Whether you are getting married yourself and wondering about some aspect of the wedding or are attending a wedding and need to know proper guest etiquette, being informed and etiquette-savvy is the way to go.
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