Yes, there’s an update to wedding etiquette. Check out these techy laws to abide by while planning your wedding.
Do use Facebook to share pics from prewedding parties…and, later, wedding photos! Just remember to utilize those privacy settings (creating a friends list is easy) and grouping functions (to keep photos private).
Don’t skip sending traditional wedding invites. It’s a formal event (yes, even if it’s in your backyard), so treat it that way.
Do read blogs, online forums and review sites (go to WeddingChannel.com Vendor Reviews) to get real brides’ opinions of potential vendors and to write reviews of your favorites after the wedding.
Forget about the basic beach honeymoon...
Think about it: The honeymoon is (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime trip opportunity. So nowadays couples are getting away from basic beach honeymoons... enter the mega-moons!
Even if you consider yourself a truly traditional bride, we're betting there's at least one wedding ceremony upgrade in here you'd consider...
Old-School Rule: Your wedding dress should be white.
The New Twist: It can still be white or ivory, but don’t be afraid to add a pop of color with a sash, cardigan, pair of shoes or piece of jewelry. Truly brave? Champagne, blush and nude dresses are huge right now, adding an understated uniqueness to the ensemble.
My fiance's family is bombarding me with wedding demands...
Q. Ever since we announced our engagement, my fiance's family has been bombarding me on all sides with wedding demands -- from inviting third cousins to including their kids in the wedding ceremony! They're creating so much craziness that I'm ready to give up on the whole wedding and elope. Help!
You don't want to get off on the wrong foot with your new family, so diplomacy is the name of the game. Pick your battles. Is it really worth it to be on his aunt's bad side forever, or should you just ask her son to be an usher?
With the exception of one girlfriend, all of my close friends are guys...
Q. With the exception of one girlfriend, all of my close friends are guys so I want to ask them to stand up for me at the wedding. Is that okay? And what am I supposed to do about the bridal shower, the bachelorette party and, most importantly, the wedding party?
There's no rule that says the bride has to have all female attendants -- or any females at all, for that matter!
Your First 3 Wedding To-Dos Are Right Here
Planning a wedding isn't like it used to be. Sure, there are still wedding cakes -- but there are also wedding cake buffets, wedding pies, donut wedding cakes, Rice Krispie wedding cakes and much more! So if you're new to the world of weddings (congrats!), say goodbye to your grandma and even your mother's cookie-cutter idea of a wedding, get yourself a wedding checklist and an online wedding planner, and add this brand-new blog by TheKnot.com into your Google reader.
Twice a week, I'll bring you the hottest wedding topics -- from dealing with rude guests on Facebook to shopping for honeymoon "man-gerie" -- not to mention all of the latest wedding trends (did someone say food truck cocktail hour?).