Wedding Guests and Gifts
Are You Going? What did you get them?
Chances are, you will attend more weddings in your life as a guest than as a host of some kind. While there is much less for a guest to do to get ready for a wedding, there is a great deal of etiquette that has to do with playing the role of guest well. It is so important. The witness and participation of guests helps make the event special. We have even considered writing a book of etiquette just for wedding guests. Maybe someday... Until then, our wedding guest etiquette section is filled with great advice.
...and oh-yah. You should probably bring a gift. We've got some advice on that too.
Gifts and Registries
Giving gifts to the wedding couple is a longstanding tradition to show love and support. As times change, gifts may range from traditional housewares to money towards a trip or a house. When choosing a gift, consider what the bride and groom may need as they begin a new life together. And if you are receiving the gifts, be sure to do so gracefully, and to thank your guests with prompt and thoughtful notes.
Wedding Guest Attire: What to Wear
You're invited, now what is a guest supposed to wear to a wedding? Wedding guest attire is pretty easy…
Cell Phones at the Wedding Ceremony
Three ways to remind guests politely to turn off their cell phones before the ceremony begins.
Navigating an Uneven Guest List
My family is huge... but my fiancé is an only child. How can I make sure that his family doesn't get…
When Parents Want a Bigger Guest List
My future in-laws insist that all "their" guests remain on our invite list. What is the etiquette around…
Destination Wedding Gifts
Is your presence your present at a destination wedding? Or should you send a gift?
Choosing a Wedding Gift
Here are some answers to guests' top questions on wedding gifts and wedding gift etiquette.
Is It Okay to Ask for Money?
My fiancé and I have all our household necessities and don't need traditional wedding gifts. What we…
How to Signal "No Children" at Your Wedding
If you have decided not to have children at your wedding, how do you make this clear to guests politely?…
Wedding Registry Etiquette
Registries are incredibly organized and helpful, and it is not "greedy" to register. Most wedding guests…
All About the Receiving Line
Let’s start by setting the record straight: A receiving line isn’t required. However, the bride and groom…
Bridal Shower Etiquette
Bridal showers are a wonderful tradition but, like most traditions, their modern applications raise many…
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