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Wedding Etiquette and Protocol

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Questions And Answers About Proper Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette

It is a good thing to know wedding etiquette and how to follow it properly. Here is a list of questions and answers below that could help you stay on the right path and make a good impression to your family and friends.

Q: Who should host my engagement party?
A: Traditionally the engagement party is hosted by the bride’s parents. But it is your engagement party and you can choose anyone host as long as you are comfortable with the person hosting your party. It is proper to give your engagement party host(s) a small gift or take them out to dinner for hosting.


Q: Bridesmaid dresses and accessories – Who should buy them?
A: All costs that will occur at your wedding is a responsibility of the bridesmaids. They should pay for their shoes, dresses and transportation. Although you should nicely thanks each one of your bridesmaids by giving a nice small gift.


Q: Who should purchase wedding favors for my wedding guests?
A: You should purchase wedding favors. They are a nice thank you to your wedding guests. All your wedding guests will have a nice keepsake of your special day and remember your wedding.


Q: Should I tip my pastor?
A: Of cause you do. You should give a donation to the church of $100 or more.


Q: Should I invite my co-workers?
A: No, it is not necessarily to invite your co-workers. You can just mention about your wedding and that it will be a small party of family and close friends.


Q: How many bridesmaids should I have?
A: Around 5 to 6 bridesmaids is enough. Although it is good to have some other choices in case something happens and somebody from your bridesmaids will be unavailable at the time of your wedding.


Q: Should I and when send out thank you notes?
A: Good time is 3-4 weeks and it should be hand written and include their name and a special note to them.

Q: Should I mention my bridal registry in my RSVP?

A: No, you should not to mention it. A good idea is to have your wedding website and keep all posted by providing website address and updating all of your information and links of your bridal registry.


Q: I have two fathers in my life: my native and step-father. Should I dance with both of them?
A: Just let your gut feeling to make a choice. If you know this could cause tension by dancing with both of them than just do not do it. But if you feel comfortable then dance with both of them.


Q: Should I ask my guests input on my menu options?
A: Yes you should. This will make your guests to feel comfortable at your wedding and enjoy there selves. For the meat eaters chicken is a very good choice. But remember about those who is vegeterian too.

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Understanding Proper Wedding Etiquette

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