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Etiquette Tips for Compiling Your Wedding Guest List

Etiquette can help you decide your wedding guest list. Compiling a wedding guest list can be extremely stressful because people's feelings are involved. Here, etiquette calls for extra tact and sympathy [more…]

The Etiquette of Writing and Addressing Wedding Invitations

There's a purpose for all the etiquette surrounding written wedding invitations. The etiquette of writing and addressing invitations provides important answers for wedding guests: They'll know who the [more…]

Wedding Etiquette For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Wedding etiquette rules have relaxed a bit over time, but common sense and basic etiquette are still necessary in every phase of wedding planning — and on the big day itself. Familiarizing yourself with [more…]

How to Buy an Engagement Ring on a Budget

There is a lot of pressure on men when picking out that perfect engagement ring. Many men see the selection as a symbol of the depth of the love for their bride to be. The engagement ring may be a representation [more…]

Getting to Your Destination Wedding: Items to Carry with You

While you travel to your wedding destination, never put certain personal items in your checked luggage — in fact, don't let the items in the following list out of your sight! Plan to carry the following [more…]

Contacts to Keep Handy while Planning Your Destination Wedding

As you plan your destination wedding, keep contact numbers for critical people close at hand so that you can call for help as needed. Keep a list of the phone number, cell number, and even e-mail address [more…]

Online Destination Wedding Lingo

You can discover a lot about destination weddings from perusing and using the community bulletin boards at, the knot, and Weddings [more…]

Checklist for after You Arrive at Your Wedding Destination

Having a checklist can help make wedding planning easier, especially if you're having a destination wedding. The number of wedding details you have to deal with after reaching the site of your destination [more…]

Destination Weddings: Contact Information for Major Airlines

If your destination wedding involves flying to the location, call airlines directly to arrange discounted airfares rather than booking online. Discounts normally apply to groups of ten or larger. Because [more…]

Destination Weddings For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're planning a destination wedding, you have extra details to consider such as how the wedding party will travel to the wedding site. Making arrangements by long distance means you have to be well [more…]

Best Man’s Countdown toward Wedding Day

It’s a good idea to get yourself and everything else prepared well in advance for the wedding where you'll be best man. Follow this calendar countdown detailing everything on your “to do” list and when [more…]

Wedding VIPs

As best man, you should acquaint yourself with the roles of the other key members of the wedding party. Here are the top ten VIPs to keep in mind. [more…]

Structuring the Best Man's Speech for the Wedding Day

Although every duty on the wedding day is important, the speech is the one duty you’ll stand out for. They aren’t as hard to write as you think either. Make sure to include these steps and finish it off [more…]

Being the Best Man For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

So you’re best man, congratulations! Worrying about all your roles and responsibilities yet? Don’t be. Follow these quick and simple tips to help you become the best man on the day, even better than the [more…]

What to Insert in a Wedding Invitation

After gotten a handle on the wording of your invitations, you need to find out about the inserts, or everything else that has to go into the envelopes — items like the inner envelope, reception and response [more…]

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer

When planning your wedding reception, it's crucial to ask the right questions of your reception site manager or caterer. Make sure you have all your concerns written down when you meet; you can never ask [more…]

How to Make the Seating Chart for a Wedding Reception

Putting a lot of thought into the seating chart is a good way to make your guests feel special and comfortable. Organizing a seating chart is also an efficient way to avoid confusion and a multitude of [more…]

Assigning Ushers’ Duties for a Wedding

Wedding ushers are usually in charge of seating guests and directing them to parking lots, bathrooms, dining rooms, and other wedding sites. While a part of the wedding party, ushers have distinctly different [more…]

Choosing a Bridal Attendant of the Opposite Sex

Modern wedding protocol allows you to choose attendants of the opposite sex — a male attendant for the bride or a female attendant for the groom. Although you may see a few raised eyebrows at very traditional [more…]

How to Choose Bridesmaids and a Maid of Honor

The average wedding in the United States has four bridesmaids in addition to a maid of honor. Choosing bridesmaids is a way to honor the people most important to you and to share your special day with [more…]

How to Choose Groomsmen and a Best Man

The groom usually asks males relatives or close friends to stand as his groomsmen at the wedding. He may also choose to ask the spouse or significant other of one of the bridesmaids if he and his bride [more…]

Choosing Wedding Ceremony Music

Personalizing your music selections is one of the ways you can make your ceremony your own. While some officiants require you to stick to traditions, others are happy to work with you in personalizing [more…]

Deciding on a Wedding Ceremony Style

Wedding ceremony styles vary from faith to faith and officiant to officiant. Deciding on a style for your ceremony involves considering the faiths of you and your betrothed and choosing a location and [more…]

Deciding Whether to Have Alcohol at a Wedding Reception

Deciding on an open bar, a cash bar or no bar can be tricky. Having an open bar can be quite expensive — not to mention problematic — but asking people to pay for their booze isn’t the best etiquette, [more…]

Escorting Guests to Proper Seats for the Wedding Ceremony

At a wedding, ushers escort guests to their seats — that's pretty common knowledge. The task of escorting guests to the proper seats falls to the ceremony’s ushers — it’s their job to know who sits where [more…]


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