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Most Important Wedding Etiquette Questions

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A wedding is surrounded with traditions and customs that are usually followed throughout the planning process. If you are recently engaged and are just beginning to plan your big day, it is likely that you have many questions to go along with the planning process. Below, you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to the etiquette involved with the wedding planning process.

Who hosts the engagement party?

Traditionally, the engagement party planning was left up to the parents of the bride. However, this is not always the case and in recent times other family members have taken on this task as have friends of the bride and groom. It is always best to give a small token of your appreciation to whoever hosts your engagement party.

What should I buy for my attendants?

Purchasing gifts for attendants is common and you can offer something small as a gift. Many people choose gifts that can be personalized with their name or a special message. Some of the most popular items are jewelry boxes or jewelry.

How many attendants is normal?

Sometimes it can be difficult to include every important person in your wedding planning process. When you are faced with this dilemma, focus on your top four options for attendants and ask them first. If you have extra names on your list, you can always select them for other important areas of your wedding instead.

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Should I put a registration slip in with my invitation?

Typically, this information will be provided in the invitation that goes along with your bridal shower. It is not considered proper to place registration information in with the invitation to the wedding itself.

How much should we pay the pastor?

If your pastor does not require a certain amount of money to perform the ceremony, it is standard to give him $100 to $200. This will help provide them with the money that they need to clean up after the wedding and a little extra due to your appreciation.

How do I handle the meal response cards?

Many people place these cards in with the RSVP cards that are placed in the wedding invitation. While this is acceptable, you may also choose to make the decision yourself. There are likely to be some people who fail to turn their cards back in and you may find yourself scrambling for an answer as the wedding approaches.

When should I send thank you notes?

It is customary to send thank you cards about four to six weeks after a wedding. It is best if the thank you notes are hand-written and personal. This will make your guests feel as though you truly appreciated their presence at your wedding.

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When you begin planning your wedding, you are likely to run into many different questions and concerns along the way. Some of the most common questions have been listed above and are a good starting point for planning your wedding.

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3 thoughts on “Most Important Wedding Etiquette Questions

  1. These were great, some great questions that I never thought of before. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE the info. These will help on lots couple before planning a marriage. AMAZING!

  2. I never really thought about who hosts the engagement party, thanks for the tips!

  3. These are very valid things to be concerned about when planning a large wedding with all the good stuff that comes with it. Thanks for sharing the tips!

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