From the category archives:

Wedding

Q: Is it acceptable to call (phone) wedding invitees who have not responded via printed, stamped RSVP cards, to ask if they are coming? A: Yes, it is. Call them, by all means. It is not at all rude to do so – the rudeness is on their part for not responding in time. You […]

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Q: I Just received an invitation to a wedding the message reads as follows: Your presence at our wedding is present enough! But if we’re honored with a gift from you, may we request a gift of money to help the dream of our new home come true! Is the above request proper? A: No […]

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Q: Hi, our question is about a co-worker, who we all love and care about, who is getting married in April. She and her fiance are having a private wedding, in the Dominican Republic. . There is no family attending at their request. This is her fourth wedding and his second. What we are wondering […]

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Q: My daughter is getting married in 2015.  How many guests should we offer to let the groom’s family invite to the wedding?  Is there a proper percentage of guests that should be the groom’s family’s friends?  The wedding and reception site is very limited on space and they have not made any offers to […]

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Q: I find wedding response cards confusing.  How do you fill in the blank that usually comes before “will attend?”  Are the soon-to-be bride and groom looking for a head count or a mark to indicate that the people invited are attending?     A: Response cards are confusing.  Usually there is an “M” followed […]

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Q: A good friend of mine from India (he is there currently) has just proposed to me, via email, of all things.  I have no interest in being anything but a friend.  He is a dear friend to me and I don’t want to hurt him, but I think it is inevitable.  How can I […]

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Q: My boyfriend and I have been dating for over four years, live together, and have discussed marriage and even wedding details for quite a long time.  He believes that because of this, we are engaged, and that the only reason for a proposal is to give a ring, which he feels is not that […]

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Q: I am getting married on August 5, 2014 and have already begun receiving gifts at my parents home.  I have received two serving pieces from my silver pattern from an elderly gentleman who knows my mother through work.  If I have never met this gentleman and don’t know him, how can I appropriately thank […]

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Q: I have hired a wedding planner to help only for the rehearsal dinner and the wedding day.  She is a professional and does at least one wedding per weekend.  Do I need to send her an invitation to my daughter’s wedding?     A: No, you are not expected to send her an invitation.  […]

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Q: My daughter will be getting engaged any day now — her boyfriend has just showed me the ring.  We have been talking about the wedding for the last couple of months but have not discussed anything in detail.  Is it OK to not have drinks at a wedding?  My husband and I both enjoy […]

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