You’ve just said yes to the bridesmaid dress as one of the bride’s closest friends, but what’s really expected of the wedding entourage? Whether you’re the maid of honour or a member of the bridal party, here’s our guide to everything from dress fittings to hosting the perfect hen’s party.
This is the second part of our collection of common wedding etiquette questions. Part 1 is here if you missed it!
We have a few friends we would like to invite to the wedding but we don’t know their partners very well. Should we invite their plus ones anyway?
Yes, usually you should. However, if it will be a table of your work colleagues or sport team mates for example, you can talk to them before the invites go out and ask if they are happy to just come together. If this group doesn’t normally socialise with partners they may well be happy to attend alone.
When I think of children at weddings, I picture gorgeous little kids frolicking on rolling lawns and busting adorable moves on the dance floor. I can also picture them crying loudly through the ceremony and knocking over the wedding cake while playing tag!
Kids can be both delightful and unpredictable so read on for the etiquette, practicalities and fun of children at weddings.
Is it ok to invite people to the ceremony and not to the reception or vice versa?
According to wedding etiquette this is a no go. If in doubt about any decision, consider how it would make you feel if you were left out of either.
The ones we love most aren’t always able to be there with us to celebrate life’s milestones. Fortunately there are many meaningful ways you can acknowledge these special people on your wedding day – here’s a list of touching ideas for how to honour and remember them.
Pets are an important part of our families, so it’s natural to want to include them in your wedding day! If you’re considering inviting your furry, feathery or scaly friend, here are 5 things to think about.