10 Don’t’s for the Mother of the Bride

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It’s funny, most of the time, when you’re reading things like—well, this—any trouble that’s being referred to between a bride and a mother is usually the dreaded mother-in-law. But if you consider all of the conversations you may have had with girlfriends who were getting married—and if you consider for a minute who has more than likely annoyed you a good handful of times since you’ve gotten engaged—chances are another lady will come to mind: the mother of the bride.

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Why Do Wedding Invites Come Double Enveloped?

shutterstock_136106588Today on the Huffington Post’s wedding blog, we spied one of those “Wow, that’s a great question” questions: Why do wedding invitations come in two envelopes?

You know – you open the first and then there you are again, faced with yet another envelope, looking very much like the one you just opened, sans stamp. What’s the deal?

Anna Post (great-great-granddaughter of etiquette guru Emily Post) answered the question, because, naturally, she would know.

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6 Tips for Having a Social Media-Free Wedding Without Annoying Your Guests

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If you don’t want your wedding guests to look like this, see below. Photo via Shutterstock

With the extreme and all-encompassing grasp that social media has on our lives these days, by this point there’s no doubt you have heard of or even been to weddings that are strongly on one side of the fence or another: couples who very much want you to Instagram and Facebook their wedding and all that jazz, and even give you the hashtag you should use to do so—and then there are couples who very much do not want you to have your face in your cell phone during their celebration or share their wedding-day business on social media. We’ve heard of couples who even wish to check their guests’ cell phones at the door, but unless you are Beyonce, we’ve already told you how we feel about that.

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On Wedding Announcements: To Send or Not to Send?

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Recently on HuffPo, we spied this etiquette question: “Only immediate family is invited to our wedding. Are announcements okay? Or is that looking for a gift?”

I was thinking to myself, Well no, you had a teeny wedding, an announcement seems appropriate, there—and then I read the first line of the answer, from Anna Post (great-great granddaughter of Emily, of course):

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