Planning the Wedding Ceremony

Sorted by:  

Etiquette Pointers: Registering for Wedding Gifts

Using a wedding gift registry makes it easy for friends and family to shop. Registering for wedding gifts is fun, but remember your etiquette! Consideration is key, whether you're working with the gift [more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Wedding Attire: Black Tie, Formal, or Informal?

Different types of wedding ceremonies and receptions have different levels of formality; black tie, formal, semiformal and informal are the terms used to dictate the level of formality in guests’ attire [more…]

How to Remove a Bridal Attendant

How do you "fire" someone from your wedding party? Removing a bridal attendant can be a sticky situation, and the need to do so may arise from his or her behavior or the behavior of an attendant in the [more…]

How to Order the Bridal Recession

The recession of the wedding party occurs after vows are made and rings are swapped and the officiant presents the newly wedded couple. One recession option is to stop to greet parents and grandparents [more…]

How to Organize Your Wedding Timeline

While certain details of a wedding schedule should be attended to sooner rather than later, almost every aspect of a wedding timeline can be accomplished in less than two months. In devising your customized [more…]

How to Organize a Wedding Procession

The wedding procession, or entrance of the bridal party, occurs in a certain order that culminates with the bride. The bridal procession begins after all guests are seated and the processional [more…]

Sign Up for RSS Feeds

Relationships & Family