Wedding Etiquette

Expert wedding planning tips & inspiration

Inside Weddings shares the latest wedding etiquette tips for brides, grooms, families, and wedding guests, including expert advice from Anna Post, and more!


What to Consider When You're Invited to a Destination Wedding

There are more factors to keep in mind than going to hometown nuptials.

If you are invited and find you are able to attend a loved one's destination wedding, these are the things you should keep in mind.


7 People You Don't Need to Invite to Your Wedding

Because not everyone can make the guest list.

If you’re currently debating who should or should not make the cut to receive an invitation, below is a list of the people you should not feel obligated to include.


Wedding Guest FAQs for the Reception

Etiquette advice for those who haven't attended many weddings.

For people who are new to having the honor of witnessing someone’s nuptials, it can be a little intimidating. Here are answers to some common guest questions.


How Wedding Guests Might Accidentally Stress Out the Bride

Things you shouldn't say to the couple getting married.

The last thing attendees want to do is cause additional stress during the planning process or make the big day anything less than perfect. However, there are plenty of things guests may say or do that are raising the stress levels of the bride.


How to Entertain Yourself When You're Too Early to a Wedding

When you overestimate how much traffic there will be.

Here are some suggestions on how to stay busy if you’ve happened to arrive a bit too early to a wedding ceremony.


How to Have an Adults-Only Wedding

Enforcing a no-kids policy can be tough.

While some couples delight in seeing little ones dance at the reception, others find dealing with kids to be a headache, or that they do not fit with a formal black-tie wedding.


What Not to Wear to a Wedding

Avoid these ensembles when attending nuptials as a guest.

While attending a wedding is primarily about celebrating the couple of honor’s love for one another, it also serves as a social occasion for guests. As such, wearing appropriate attire is definitely a matter of importance.


Your Guide to Having Junior Bridesmaids in the Wedding Party

Learn what girls too old to be a flower girl and too young to be a bridesmaid can do in your wedding!

Find out what you should ask your junior bridesmaid to do for your celebration.


Your Guide to Getting Ready with a Coed Bridal Party

Read advice on navigating the morning of your wedding with coed attendants.

As gender norms have relaxed over the years, more wedding parties are blurring the lines and embracing roles like bridesmen, groomsmaids, or simply having gender-neutral wedding attendants.


Tips for Attending a Wedding By Yourself

It's not as bad as it might sound!

Whether you are currently single and didn’t receive (or choose to use) a plus one, or your significant other is simply unable to attend, there may be a time where you find yourself going to a wedding without a date by your side.

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What You Need to Know About Planning an Outdoor Wedding

Discover tips on how to have a seamless alfresco event from expert wedding planners.


Wedding Registry Tips & Advice from a Real Couple

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