Wedding Day Tips

Wedding Etiquette - These are things to do and not to do when planning your wedding. Some of the information comes from professional etiquette guides and other information comes from what we've learned through the years. If you don't fancy these etiquette rules, we have also given you a few suggestions:

Prepare your Speech don't wing it

Bruce Macbryde - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Wedding Guest Attire

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

What are you supposed to wear. The etiquette for proper wedding guest attire can vary greatly depending on the style of the wedding. You'll have to become a little bit of a detective, but fear not. There are clues everywhere. Read More

A Few Rules For The Guests

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Don't assume that the couple knows you're coming to their wedding. Send back your reply cards anyway, before the "Reply by" date. Read More

If You're Wearing Gloves

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Gloves give your wedding attire such an elegant look. You can take them off sometime before you put on your wedding ring and hand them to your maid of honour. She'll give them back to you at an appropriate time. Read More

Second Marriage Etiquette Tips

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

If you've been married before or have children it's perfectly acceptable to wear white.

If you've been married before or have children you're not supposed to wear a veil or have a train attached to your dress or carry orange blossoms. No one seems to worry today. Read More

If you Cancel or Postpone The Wedding

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Letting guests know when cancelling a wedding

When you've made the difficult decision to cancel a wedding, you should notify your guests as soon as possible. As in postponing your wedding, you should send printed cards if invitations haven't gone out, and call everyone if they have.  Read More

Wedding Gifts

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Once the wedding invitations are mailed, the wedding gifts begin to arrive. This is an enjoyable part of the pre-wedding festivities and opening the gifts can be a great stress-reliever for those suffering from wedding burnout! Read More

Invitation Problems & etiquette

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

If you don't want children at your wedding, you have 2 options:

When addressing your invitations, leave the children's names off it and also don't mention them in the invitation. Read More

Wedding Flowers

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Flowers for a wedding should be organised with a florist about five months before the wedding but if possible ask friends, relatives or co-workers beforehand for their recommendations. Read More

Wedding Traditions and Customs History

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Best Man:
As marriages were historically accomplished by capture (the groom would kidnap the woman), a warrior friend was often employed. This Best Man would help the groom fight off other men who wanted the captured woman, and would also help in preventing the woman’s family from finding the couple. Read More

Wedding Shoes

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Before you buy your wedding shoes bear in mind that the height of the heels may affect the overall length of your wedding dress. So it's a good idea, if you can, to find the heel size you like, to try on some shoes that you already own with your wedding gown. Read More

The Wedding Garter

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Wedding garters are widely available in a variety of styles, however, as the colour blue traditionally symbolises fidelity, loyalty and constancy and because of the custom of a bride wearing something blue on her wedding day, she will often choose to buy a bridal garter that includes a blue ribbon or bow in its design. Read More

Wedding Veils & Headpieces

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Shopping for a Wedding Veil: -

When you’re shopping for your wedding veil you will find that there are a number of different styles and lengths to choose from, made in a variety of materials, including bridal illusion, tulle, English netting and chiffon. Read More

Ring Pillows and Ring Pillow Bearers

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Ring pillows are widely available made in white or ivory as well as other lovely coloured fabric. They may also be made to match the colours of the wedding. Read More

Bridal & Wedding Accessories

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Flower Baskets and Flower Girls
A flower basket is a pretty basket which is traditionally filled with rose petals but can, of course, be filled with the flower petals of your choice. The petal filled basket is held by a flower girl, who scatters them, as she walks down the aisle, leaving a path of petals behind her for the bride to walk on. Read More

Children At The Wedding Reception

Bruce Macbryde - Monday, November 29, 2010

Where do children sit at a wedding reception?
Children will generally sit with their parents, though depending on their age you might like to think about having a kids only table - check with your caterers some will offer kids meals at lower prices. However if you do choose this option don’t forget that kids can sometimes get a little rowdy, so you’ll probably need to appoint someone to keep an eye on them. Read More

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