Etiquette

Do we have to send thank you notes after each event?

It’s probably a good idea to send thank you notes after any event where a guest brings a gift or comes to an event in response to an invitation. Thank you cards can go a long way in letting your guests know they are appreciated.  If you have a huge guest list, it may be a better idea to order cards with standard wording rather than handwriting them all out.

How do I know if I can bring a date to the wedding?

If the invitation you receive in the mail does not specify “& Guest” after your name it means that only you are invited.  In an effort to save money, some couples will only include significant others if they are engaged or have been in a relationship for a long time.  On the other hand, people are generally more open to attending if they can bring a date so this is something the couple should consider when mailing out the invites.

We don’t want children at the wedding, how should we tell the guests?

Many couples choose not to have children at their wedding.  This is strictly a matter of personal preference and most guests will be accepting of this decision.  Giving them notice in advance so that they can make plans for someone to watch their kids would be helpful.  A simple phone call before you send out the invites may also be a good option for those friends and relative that are closer to you.  For guests that you do not see that often, simply leaving the wording “& Family” off of the invitation will do.

The couple does not have a gift registry.  Should I get them a gift?

 

Is it ok if I wear white?

Reception & Venue

We have guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions.  Will the venue be able to accommodate these requests?

How many Guests should we invite?

Does my Dad need to do a Father of the Bride speech?

 

Ceremony & Church

Can a Catholic Ceremony be held outside?

What are some options other than the typical unity candle?

My Fiance and I are not comfortable with writing our own vows, is it ok if we go with the traditional vows?

Bridal Party

How do I handle family members that are upset about not being in the wedding party?

Two of my bridesmaids don’t get along.  How can I make sure they do not argue onmy wedding day?

Planning

What is the best time of the year to plan an outdoor wedding?

Do we need a wedding website?

Will a wedding planner make everything easier?

Do we need to pay for hotel rooms for our out of town guests?

Working with Vendors

What kind of questions should we ask our photographer?

budgeting

Are the bride’s parents still expected to pay for the whole wedding?

We are working with a limited budget, what are some ways we can save money or cut costs?

honeymoon

Do we need to leave for our honeymoon immediately after the wedding?

Social Media Dilemmas

Do I need to call anyone before announcing my engagement on Facebook or Instagram?

Is it ok to share pics of the newlyweds while I am at the wedding?