Etiquette Expert: Anna Post
Get the answers to all of your wedding etiquette questions
Anna Post, the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, is the author of Emily Posts Wedding Parties: Smart Ideas for Stylish Parties, From Engagement to Reception and Everything in Between and the upcoming, Do I Have to Wear White?: Emily Post Answers America's Top Wedding Questions. As a spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute, Anna offers fresh ideas about wedding parties and events, informed by tradition, history, and the newest trends.
Giving advice on modern etiquette dilemmas is Anna's specialty. She speaks regularly at bridal shows and other venues providing etiquette advice and tips, and has been featured in a variety of publications, including: USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Boston Globe.
- Do I have to send someone a wedding invitation if I sent them a save-the-date card?
- Which side of the aisle do guests sit on at a same-sex union?
- Must relatives' significant others be included in the family portraits at weddings?
- Who's responsible for paying for the parent wedding albums?
- Can a bride ask her bridesmaids to alter their appearance?
- If the wedding is cancelled, who keeps the engagement ring?
- What should a couple do if their guests aren't sending in their RSVPs on time?
- Can we ask our guests to give us cash gifts?
- How do you prioritize your guest list?
- Who pays for the bachelorette party?
- Is the maid-of-honor expected to give a toast?
- I don't think I can afford to be my friend's bridesmaid, but she'll be so hurt if I say no. What do I do?
- My best guy friend will be my "maid-of-honor." What are his duties? What should he wear?
- Is it better to mail a wedding gift or bring it to the wedding?
- Can we have a cash bar?
- How can I avoid fighting with my engaged friend over our wedding plans?