Keeping The Shower Donations Leashed

March 25, 2014

I saw the following (names have been changed) attached to a bridal shower invitation my mother received. We both agreed it was tacky, and she wasn’t sure how she would proceed, but said I could run it past the eHellions for their opinion. I thought it took entitlement and solicitation to a whole new level. […]

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There Is A Right Kind of Toast And A Wrong Kind

March 20, 2014

I simply love the site! This story happened a few years ago, at my cousins wedding reception. After dinner the toasts came up, and it was the MOH’s turn. She proceeded to tell us about the time the bride and groom went out and got drunk! Apparently the groom was approached by a “lady of […]

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Food Assignments For Reception (Or “My Guests Are My Caterers….Not”)

February 25, 2014

I am hoping that you could help me out with how to deal with a very strange wedding. A friend of mine is getting married at the end of March. He and his fiance have just issued an open invitation via Facebook, linking to their website with all the wedding details. The website has details […]

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Cancelling The Wedding Vicariously

February 14, 2014

This is actually an article from the BBC in which a woman was so jealous of her brother’s fiancee she called the Register Office to cancel the ceremony. However, this landed her in jail for 8 weeks. She claimed she just wanted to distress the bride, not her brother. (Oh boy.) Not only did she […]

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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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