Just so you know, Emily Post says to send a wedding gift whether you attend or not. I simply question, is it really relevant today? What are your thoughts? featured photo credit: pfe iphone plan on!
I adore it when the Father of the Bride (who may be the host of the wedding) gives a welcome at the reception. After the wedding couple is announced, the Father will take center stage and “welcome” all the guests to the evening. few things to keep in mind: This is not a toast. No
Today on the Good Morning America show they talked about the costs associated with destination weddings for your guests. On average, $490 per person ($980-$1,000) is spent by guests attending a wedding out-of-state, potentially more at higher-end resort destination locations. Many guests are admitting to going into debt trying to attend these weddings. They simply
We are asked all the time, “What should I get my parents?” yes, get your parents a thank you gift. Of course everyone is different. If your parents are helping you pay for your wedding, it is appropriate to do SOMETHING for them as a thank you. Gift certificate, heart-felt thank you card/letter, small token
Dear Wedding Guests: When you go to a wedding, please do not take the centerpieces AND vases from the reception, UNLESS you are told it’s okay by the bride or wedding planner. Often taking the FLOWERS is okay. But NOT the glass vases. Either way you should always have permission. Vases, tables, chairs, and even
Today on Fox 7 AM Evansville we talked about common guest faux pas that happen at weddings. As planners, we see A LOT of them, but here are the highlights… 1. Arriving late to the ceremony. If the ceremony starts at 1:30pm you should be arriving NO LATER than 1:20pm. Seriously, I see people give
If you were given a ring like this one over here (thanks Mrs. Kristin Fielder Buehn for showing off your bling for this post), would you give it back if the engagement came to an abrupt end? Once the tears have dried up, the age old question becomes: Who gets the engagement ring? Does the
We talked on the TV segment today about wedding traditions and where they come from. Here are few wedding traditions and their origins: Best man – did you know that this comes from the tradition of a man going to another village to get a wife and he could possibly be met with some physical
If someone you know asks this question, it can be uncomfortable and awkward. So here are some possible answers – pick or modify which one applies to your situation: “We would love to invite everyone, but we have decided on a smaller gathering of close family.” “Our (my parent’s) budget simply won’t allow us to
We always talk about wedding planning, but what about being a good wedding guest? This is what you should do: prior to wedding You RSVP in a timely manner. You let the hosts know if you have to cancel at the last minute; don’t just not show up! You do not ask the couple if
…remember to include your out-of-town guests at the rehearsal dinner if you can afford the extra head count. Also – another nice touch (and becoming a custom, rather than an option) is to have welcome bags waiting for them at the hotel. Remember to include amenities such as; bottled water, munchies, breath mints, and such.
Clients ask me what I think about creating an A & B Invitation list. This is typically when you send out invitations to your wedding to everyone on your A list. You wait until you get the RSVP’s back and then based on that number – you send out invitations to the B list. Your