wedding etiquette

What to Do if Your Fiance Doesn't "Get" Wedding Etiquette

We know that it can be hard to explain to your other half -- who may not be dealing with RSVPs or caterers -- that wedding etiquette exists for a reason. Here's how one fellow Knottie, sparklingjewelee, explains her situation in a community post: "Lately as our wedding gets closer, my... read more

Hot Topic: Are Wedding Showers Going Out of Style?

Hot Topic: Are Bridal Showers Going Out of Style? | blog.theknot.comEmily Blake Photography
The modern-day bridal shower has evolved from its traditional use as a way to put together a "trousseau" of items that historically made up the bride's dowry -- things like lingerie, linens and home goods. Of course now that dowries are pretty much obsolete and more and more couples are getting married later in life,... read more

Can I Register For Toilet Paper?

Technically, you can register for anything with a barcode, but that doesn't mean you should. And that brings us to the odd reality that a few Knotties are chatting about over on our Registry and Gifts community board: Some couples are actually registering for everyday staples like laundry detergent, Blu Ray movies, and yes,... read more

Can We Ban Our Guests From Taking Shots?

If you're having a full open bar at your wedding, a few guests (or maybe more depending on your crowd) may request the bartender serve them shots. But you're not alone if you have concerns that shots can quickly rack up the tab (depending on how your bar is priced, per drink or per head) and... read more

Is It Okay to Do a Dollar Dance?

The dollar or money dance is one of those wedding traditions that's polarizing, especially on our Etiquette board. Here’s why dollar dances are controversial: In places where the dollar dance isn’t the norm it can seem like a public way of asking for a cash gift. On the other hand, in some circles... read more

Hot Topic: How Do You Tell Guests You're Having a Child-Free Wedding?

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The topic of excluding children from your wedding is always a hot-button issue with at least one guest, so how you do let guests know your reception is adults-only in the clearest (and most polite!) way possible? Address the invitation properly. To make it easier from the get-go, address your invitations to exactly who is invited,... read more

Announce My Engagement Right Before My Friend's Wedding?

Is It Ok To Announce My Engagement If My Friend Is Getting Married Soon?Olivia Griffin Photography
You just got engaged (congrats!), and of course you want to share the news. But what if it also happens to be the same month or even week of your best friend or sister's wedding (this actually happened to a to-be-wed on our Just Engaged board!). Do you wait until after their wedding to announce your... read more

Is It Rude to Have Your Wedding on a Holiday?

Getting married around the holidays can be super fun for you and your guests. Three-day holiday weekends like Memorial Day or Labor Day are popular for Sunday weddings because out-of-town guests have a full day to return home; and because for most guests, these weekends come with a built-in day off from work. (If you... read more

Not Into Having a Bridal Shower? Here's What to Do!

The answer to the question of how to say "no" to a bridal shower should be simple, right? If you don't want a bridal shower, don't have one -- but in reality it's not always that simple. Because bridal showers are so common it can be a tricky situation to say no... read more

How Cold Is Too Cold To Have An Outdoor Ceremony?

Colorful foliage and freshly fallen snow make pretty backdrops for a wedding ceremony, but making the most of the scenery during the colder months also comes with an added obstacle: cold temperatures. And on our Ceremony and Vows board we've had questions about what temperature is too cold to have a ceremony outside.... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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