Wedding Etiquette Tips for the Bride and Groom-to-Be

Justin Narayan
Jun 19, 2014

It’s almost summer and you know what that means…wedding season is upon us! Getting married is not only a special time, but also an extremely busy time for all couples. Deciding what to wear, what to register, planning and preparing can be overwhelming and at times very stressful. With so much to do, it can be easy to forget things like getting the guestbook, inviting a relative, or getting a domain to show everyone your wedding story.

Finding the perfect domain may seem difficult, but with a .US domain it's really easy to get the domain name you want. I suggest a .US for your wedding website because it can be symbolic to represent "us" as a couple on a journey towards becoming a family. Best of all, .US domains are only $5.99 during our sale! Having a wedding website is an exciting way to get guests involved and a fun way to tell your them your love story and journey leading up to your wedding day.

Check out these wedding website tips to help you create the perfect wedding website to post wedding info, travel info, and capture all those amazing moments leading up to the ceremony. Along with creating a memorable wedding website, there are many wedding etiquette tips you'll need to remember. Below are a handful of important wedding etiquette tips you'll need to remember while preparing for your big day!

Who do I tell first?

Parents, family members, and anyone you have a close relationship with should be told the big news before anyone else. After they have been told the big news, feel free to post the exciting announcement on social networks and on your website.

How do I get my guests to RSVP?

Give guests at least a few weeks between the invitation's arrival and the RSVP deadline. This will provide you some time to make those last minute changes for those who RSVP last minute. Sending pre-stamped enclosure cards, having RSVP via email, or having a website where guests can easily RSPV may encourage guests to respond faster.

Do I need to send an invitation to someone I know who can’t attend?

Since a wedding invitation usually come with the expectation of a gift, you don't want to have anyone feel like they need to give a gift when they won't be attending. If a close friend or family member lets you know that they won’t be able to make it, you may want to send an invitation anyway with a note that explains you are sending it as a keepsake.

Do I have to ask someone to be in my wedding if I was in theirs?

You aren’t required to and shouldn't feel obligated to, but if you feel pressured to include them in the wedding you can ask them to be a reader or have some other small role in the wedding.

Am I expected to invite all of my coworkers?

Again, you aren’t obligated to invite everyone you work with, but if you invite coworkers, try to pick a logical dividing line like your division or team so people don't feel excluded. It would be best to invite them or discuss the wedding plans outside of the office.

Can I tell my bridesmaids what kind of shower I want?

It's never a bad idea to discuss the shower with your bridesmaids, but the only input you should have is requesting a party theme or party game. You have to plan the wedding, so relax and let your bridesmaids plan the shower for you and enjoy the fun!

Do I tip my wedding vendors? If so, how much?

You do not have to tip vendors with whom you have a contract with since most vendors usually include tip in the contract. Depending on the service and relationship, a small gift or a cash tip is at your discretion. However, you should tip non-contracted staff like musicians and servers.

How long should I wait to send a thank-you note?

It’s best to send it as soon as possible, but as a busy newlywed it can be hard to find time to sit down and write a bunch of thank you notes. The window to send a thank you note is about three months from the wedding day, but even that’s pushing it so try your best to make time within three months to send out thank you notes.

How can I share all the moments from the wedding with everyone who attended?

Social media networks provide an easy way to upload and share pictures, but that can be difficult for some to find or get access to if they don’t have an account. The easiest way would be to make a wedding website where you can share pictures, comments, video clips, and special moments with your friends and family all over the world!

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Post By: Justin Narayan