Wedding Guests

  • Facebook Faux Pas

    When you live with your significant other, you get to frequently put into practice the cardinal rule of kindergarten: Share. Now, I’ve been living with my fiance for quite some time and believe I’ve got the basics down. But if you are currently living solo and getting ready to move in with your spouse-to-be, take… Read more »

    May 7, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Telling guests about the wedding registry

    How do I tell guests where I have registered for wedding gifts? And is there anything that is not appropriate to put on our list?

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Who announces the engagement

    When my fiancé and I are engaged, who is responsible for beginning communication between the two families? Traditionally, the responsibility to make “first contact” falls to the groom’s family. It is their duty to telephone or write to the bride’s family and, if possible, to invite the bride’s family to meet them. With families spread… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • A grooms checklist

    Here comes the day and yes, as the man of the hour there are many errands, arrangements, and plans to make. You’ll find below a checklist, in chronologic order below, of those ‘not to be forgotten’ steps. Buy the engagement ring. Put together a wedding guest list and have your family make out theirs. You… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Roles of the bride and the bridesmaids

    It’s very important that brides and potential attendants discuss the expected expenses before the attendants accept their positions. (Grooms and their attendants either rarely have these problems or rarely complain about them.) I therefore present the following exciting, and totally new…Mutual Responsibilities of the Bride and Her Attendants. The bride is responsible for: ◾Informing the… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Speech advice for the best man

    The best man for my wedding has made some jokes about what his wedding toast will be like. I’m a little worried that he isn’t sure of what he is doing and will end up offending our guests. What can I tell him so that I don’t end up hiding under the reception table? We’ve… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Handling a difficult bridesmaid

    One of my best friends is a bridesmaid in my wedding. She is making this engagement a living nightmare, complaining about the dress she has to wear, the people that are going to be attending my wedding, and who she has to walk down the aisle with at the ceremony. How can I tell her… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Bridesmaid trouble

    If you’ve got a bridesmaid or maid of honor who’s just not pulling her weight, the best approach is the most direct. Talk to her directly. Tell her that you’re concerned that she doesn’t have the time or interest for being in your wedding, and that you wouldn’t be upset. When you find that you… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Wedding shower guests

    If you invite a guest to your bridal shower, should you also invite them to your wedding? If a guest is invited to both the wedding and the bridal shower, shouldn’t she buy a gift for both events? If the same guest is invited to several showers, does she take a gift to every shower?… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • A wedding thank you note

    We want to hand out a “bulletin” that says thank you for coming from the bride and groom, tells the names of the bridal party, and gives a map to the reception. We are looking for “special” wording to welcome people and say thanks. After fighting your way through the intricacies of “proper” wording for… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • What the best man should know

    “Help! My best friend asked me to be the best man at his wedding. Other than putting on the bachelor party, what am I supposed to do?” One of the smartest things any attendant can do is to ask the bride or groom (whichever one asked you to be an attendant) a simple, direct question:… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Green wedding party gifts

    You have chosen some very special people to take part in your wedding as members of your wedding party. It is important to honor them with a gift that expresses your friendship and gratitude, while also honoring the planet. Finding eco-friendly and socially responsible gifts for bridesmaids and groomsmen may seem challenging. Synthetic t-shirts and… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Estranged family at the wedding

    My fiancé’s parents are separated and his father has a girlfriend. His mother has made it clear that she will not attend the festivities if the girlfriend is invited. The father has set his own ultimatum — if the girlfriend isn’t invited, he’ll just bring her to the ceremony anyway but won’t attend the reception…. Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Wedding anniversary gifts

    Here at WedNet we are often asked what each anniversary of your wedding represents. Below we list both the traditional and modern gift list. Year Traditional Modern 1st Paper Clock 2nd Cotton China 3rd Leather Crystal 4th Fruit Electrical Goods 5th Wood Silverware 6th Iron wood 7th Wool Pen/pencil sets 8th Bronze/Pottery Linen 9th Pottery… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Giving green gifts

    You have no doubt heard that it is better to give than receive. Giving is good! When you marry, the people who love you will find pleasure in giving you what they choose as the perfect wedding gift. But receiving is good too, so please enjoy the gifts! If it is important to you to… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Creative wedding invitation ideas

    Homemade invitations are enjoying a wave of popularity! It has never been easier to make your own wedding invitations. Thanks to stamps, “scrap-booking” supplies, and fancy papers, you do not need much artistic ability to create gorgeous invitations. The Simplest Possible Invitation The simplest possible homemade invitation is plain black text printed or photocopied onto… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Myths about wedding gifts

    My little brother is getting married next April. I came up with an idea of a mortgage fund for them so that they are not able to use the money for anything other than a down payment on their new home. How do we do this? and… My mother and stepfather have been divorced for… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Best man checklist

    Much emphasis is placed on the Maid of Honor, but interestingly enough the selection and role of the Best Man is most critical for the groom. The Best Man is not only one of the facilitators of the day’s event as it relates to the groom, but he is best suited to deal with the… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Asking for money instead of a wedding gift

    My fiancé and I have been together for several years. We have our own house and a child. We would like to ask our guests for money so we can put the money towards items we need. My friend found a poem on the Internet requesting money instead of gifts and said there were lots… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests
  • Inviting coworkers to the wedding

    How do you determine who to invite from work? Who or what level is a must to invite?

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Guests