Etiquette

Is It Weird to Skip the First Dance?

Even if you're a bashful bride, the first dance is a moment you may not want to miss.

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Etiquette

Can You Veto Your Friend's Out-of-Control Plus-One?

If your friend's significant other has a history of bad behavior, here's how to decide if he deserves a spot on your guest list.

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Etiquette

How to Set Up a Wedding-Day Gift Swap with Your Fiancé

Everyone loves a good present. The only question is when to give it.

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Etiquette

5 Nonchalant Comments That Can Offend a Bride

Women are already emotional creatures, and the process of planning a wedding can make us even more sensitive to certain subjects.

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Etiquette, Proposals

What Is the Appropriate Length of an Engagement?

According to our etiquette expert, this decision is entirely up to you!

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Etiquette

Are Gowns Required at Black-Tie Weddings?

Don't have a ball gown in your wardrobe? Never fear, a formal cocktail dress or maxi should do just fine.

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Etiquette

6 Facebook-Status Updates No Bride Should Ever Make

Keep the peace on Facebook by not updating your status with these things.

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Etiquette

Marrying a Mouthful: When His Last Name Doesn't Sound Right

Taking on your hubby's last name is more than just a check off the wedding to-do list — especially if you're not digging the sound of your new last name.

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Etiquette

5 Things Wedding Guests Do That Annoy Brides

Until you've planned your own wedding, you may not even know how annoying of a guest you actually are!

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Bridesmaids, Etiquette

Why Weddings (Sometimes) Bring Out the Worst in Sisters

Most sisters wants to be supportive of your upcoming marriage. Here's how to handle the few that don't.

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