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Category Archives: Etiquette

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Royal Wedding Part 1

In 2011, pre-motherhood, I was happy to stay up all night to watch Kate and William’s royal wedding.  The wedding of Harry and Meghan Markle on the other hand…well, I have a three year old, so sleep is pretty precious.  I knew what I had to do: DVR the event that is the Superbowl of … Continue reading Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Royal Wedding Part 1

You’re engaged! That’s wonderful! Now here are some reasons to elope!

Engagements are exciting. Did he take you to the place you met and get down on one knee with a secret photographer? Did he ask you at a baseball game on the jumbotron in front of thousands of people? Did he wait until the two of you were watching Pacific Rim in your living room … Continue reading You’re engaged! That’s wonderful! Now here are some reasons to elope!

Marrying on the Half Hour Superstition

This afternoon a wedding booked for next January at a ceremony start time of 6:30pm.  I found it kind of odd, because 6pm or 7pm on the hour is typically more popular.  I mentioned it to Lela, who said she’d heard it was a superstition that it was good luck to get married on the … Continue reading Marrying on the Half Hour Superstition

Ungrateful Bride’s Email Goes Viral

Here’s the deal: if you invite people to your wedding with the idea in mind that their wedding gift will exceed the cost of their plate…you’re doing it wrong. Invite people to your wedding because you want them to be there.  Some people will give extravagant gifts, some will give what they can, and some … Continue reading Ungrateful Bride’s Email Goes Viral

8 Things to Never Say to a Newlywed

Usually when I refer to wedding etiquette on this blog, I’m talking about invitations or something that has to do with the day itself.  I came across this very clever article, outlining the 8 Things to Never Say To A Newlywed.  I’ll list them here, but be sure to check out the full slideshow to see why … Continue reading 8 Things to Never Say to a Newlywed

RSVP Honesty

Finally, a bride just puts it all out there: Because, isn’t this what we REALLY want to ask our guests? View the rest of the story here.      

Etiquette: Inviting an Ex to the Wedding?

The thing about wedding etiquette (and I suppose, any etiquette), is that there are exceptions to every rule!  Some situations we find ourselves in are not always so black and white that we can refer to our manners 101 author/website of choice.  This “Ask Carly” question from theknot.com is one of those very tricky situations.  … Continue reading Etiquette: Inviting an Ex to the Wedding?

Wedding Day “Thank You” Signs

Remember this post?  About couples holding up a sign with their wedding date during their engagement photos, to be sent out as save the dates?  Super clever.  A trend along the same lines that I somehow missed during that research was holding up a “thank you” sign in one of your photos on your wedding day, … Continue reading Wedding Day “Thank You” Signs


It is not uncommon for a bride to refer to her mother as a “momzilla.” This is typically partnered with rolling her eyes and apologizing for her mother’s controlling ways. Many times a parent will take over the wedding- whether it is to live vicariously through her daughter or to impress her own friends and … Continue reading Momzillas


Wedding cake face smashing.  Just typing it makes me wince!  My husband thought we would partake in this “tradition.”  (Yes, I’m putting “tradition” in quotations).  I gave him a good talking to about how awful that would be for me, and he realized happy wife meant a happy honeymoon. Someone asked good ol’ Abby, the … Continue reading Weddingcakefacesmashing