Lace And Sleeves Making A Comeback In Wedding Dress Design

February 5, 2014

Brides.com reviews the latest wedding runway fashions and more lace and sleeves are in!   Check them out HERE. Click to Share:

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Using Statistical Modeling To Determine The Guest List

February 5, 2014

Here’s a couple who found a way to celebrate with the maximum number of family and friends they could afford while avoiding the trap of A and B guest lists. It wasn’t perfect, but might statistics help us with etiquette? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25980076 Your thoughts? I read it and thought, “I do this in my head already.”   […]

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Hells Bells Forum Has Moved!

January 22, 2014

The Wedding Hells Bells forum has moved back to its original location on the EtiquetteHell.com site.    Effectively immediately, the old forum will be read only.   If you wish to read the old Hells Bells forum as an archive, it can still be viewed here. Click to Share:

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The Trained Monkey Needs Chocolate Money

January 20, 2014

My cousin is getting married in a few weeks. In their invitation they asked that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to their Paypal account for their honeymoon! Or, “If you don’t Paypal, we are registered at XYZ store for your convenience.”  I was talking with his mother the other day and she said […]

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Don’t Look A Gift Proposal In The Eye

January 15, 2014

I’m not sure exactly how to handle this. On one hand, I feel like such an entitled gimmie pig but on the other, I’m not sure that lying about my feelings is the correct thing to do. My wonderful honey and I have been together for almost 5 years and, “When’s he gonna pop the […]

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Schedule Conflict On Wedding Day

January 13, 2014

I am a bride that is planning a wedding for April 2014. Our guest list is limited – 120 guests. That might sound like a lot, but we both come from huge extended families. I can only invite a handful of friends to the wedding. I chose carefully and decided on the group of girls […]

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Whoop It Up Weddings – Botswana

January 10, 2014

I love the marriage (hee, pun intended) of cultural traditions with more modern wedding festivities. Taking the tradition of the bride’s family dancing into the reception to a new and lovely expression. Does anyone know the song being sung? I really enjoy African pop culture music but finding it is pretty difficult. Click to Share:

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Fallacious And Draconian Invitation Etiquette

January 10, 2014

One of my cousins got married early last month. I never received an invitation, so obviously didn’t attend. When I saw her for the holidays, I offered well wishes and she said “We missed you at the wedding, too bad you couldn’t make it.” The comment flustered me for a moment, and thinking there was […]

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Further Evidence That Greedy People Exploit Their Weddings For Material Gain

January 8, 2014

I recently received an wedding invitation in the mail, and when I saw it, I immediately thought of your site. The invitation was pretty standard: names of the bride and groom and their parents, time, date, and address of the ceremony and reception, etc. There was a little poem one of them had written (I […]

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The Presumptuous Vendor

November 20, 2013

I have a story about our wedding that I’d like to share, followed up by a question regarding something I did in reaction… My now-husband proposed last year with a ring designed by his aunt’s friend – someone whom he had never met but came highly recommended by aunt and, therefore, his mother. While the […]

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