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Archive for June, 2007

New Trends When it Comes to Setting up a Wedding Gift Registry

Some couples are turning to online wedding gift registries because they allow invitees immediate access to your lists from all over the county. You should still plan on registering with at least one major department store or mail-order company to provide options for guests without computer access and for those who want to actually see […]

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Asking for Money Instead of Gifts

Today I will focus on an aspect of wedding etitquette that I’ve covered frequently. It’s still a subject that gets a lot of attention. It pertains to gift giving at weddings. Many times, as couples marry later, they have careers and have what they need. Or, the bride, groom, or both have been previoulsy married. […]

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Wedding Etiquette - the Dance

If your wedding reception has live music or dancing, you must note this important aspect of wedding etiquette. The bride and groom will start the dancing. This should be a romantic moment. Have the band or DJ play your favorite song. Turn down the lights and the volume. All eyes will be on you as […]

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Choosing the Right Stores for your Gift Registry

In choosing where to set up your wedding gift regestry, check the store’s customer service, return and exchange policies, and accessibility for your guests who live in other parts of the county or world. Some stores, for example, offer only store credit for gifts you return, while other give cash refunds, which may be preferable […]

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Wedding Etiquette - Tipping

There are many opinions when it comes to tipping for services at a wedding. Most services are tipped between 15-20%. Sometimes the tip is added into the service.
Here is a brief summary about wedding etiquette and tipping:

When you rent a place for your wedding or reception make sure to ask about gratuties. They are usually […]

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Wedding Etiquette - with Gift Registries

Etiquette when Registering for Gifts
Gift and bridal registries are a great way to help guest know what to give you and to make gift-giving more efficient. Here are some things to consider when you register.
Give your guests a variety of choices and price ranges to choose from
Select items in different price ranges – it looks […]

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Why Register?

Some couples feel awkward or strange about selecting gifts for people to buy for them. If this is the case with you, it may help to think of registering as a service you are providing for family and friends as well as for yourselves.
As a couple, you know the most about what you would […]

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How to Announce the Engagement

You probably haven’t thought much about the etiquette of announcing your engagement. Just be aware that this is one of the first steps in the world of wedding etiquette.
Here is a very quick guide to announcing your engagement:

If you have kids, tell them first - since they will be the most affected. They wil be […]

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Setting up Your Wedding Gift Registry

Registering can be either the most fun process you and your fiancé go through together before the wedding, or the most stressful. Choosing items for you new life is an exciting way to start visualizing your future together, but it can also often bring up serious differences in personal taste and style. This could be […]

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Wedding Etiquette with Wedding Gifts

I ran across this question today about wedding etiquette when it comes to gift giving. At times I’ve cringed a little when I’ve seen some practices that have become accepted (but not acceptable).
When it comes to gifts, the bride or groom should show tact and never mention what they want or where they are registered […]

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