When it comes to weddings , there will always going to be tricky situations you’ll have to deal with.
When it comes to weddings , there will always going to be tricky situations you’ll have to deal with and I understand that you might not always know how to.
So, because we really want to make your life easier, here’s a few wedding etiquette questions (and answers) you might want to take a look at, just in case.
1) Are you supposed to bring a gift to an engagement party?
No. Traditionally engagement gifts are not expected. However, some guests might opt for a small token, such as Champagne flutes or spendable shopping vouchers. These little presents might not be opened at the event, though.
2) Can you have someone besides your father walking you down the aisle?
It’s the bride’s father who is traditionally supposed to walk you down the aisle. However, you can have anyone who is significant walk you down the aisle – your mom, your stepdad or your brother. You can even decide to walk alone, if you like. No matter what you decide, plan ahead to avoid any last-minute decisions!
3) If you know someone can’t attend the ceremony, do you have to send an invitation anyway?
An invitation usually comes with the expectation of a gift, so you might not want people to think they have to give a gift even though they already told you they can’t attend.
4) How can you be a bridesmaid if you can’t afford it?
Well, financials might be a problem, so you should talk to the bride about the expenses you might incur before accepting the duty. Remember that bridesmaids usually pay for their own attire, hair, makeup and travel expenses.
5) What are your duties as a bridesmaid?
Bridesmaids generally help planning the wedding, help with the choice of the dress and attend any parties they are invited to. They are not always required to throw the bridal shower, but it might be a good idea to do so.
6) Is it okay if you skip the cake?
There might be people who don’t want a cake at their wedding. Instead of a cake, you might opt for something else. It’s completely up to you.
Skipping the cake, though, means you’ll have to inform the guests that they can leave whenever they want, as the cake cutting ceremony is typically the signal that they can leave without being rude.