Browsing the archives for the Wedding Guest Etiquette category

How do I collect addresses from my wedding guests?

Dear Gwyn, I am getting married and am starting to confirm addresses for our save the dates and wedding invitations. This is a much more time consuming process than I thought it would be and there are some people who don’t want to share their addresses. What do I do when a guest doesn’t want [...]

How do I tell in-laws that they may only invite a few guests to a wedding shower?

Dear Gwyn, I am getting married and my wonderful matron of honor has offered to throw me a bridal shower. After talking about what I want and the guest list, we decided that 30 people is a good number. I don’t want anything too big and really it’s what she can afford. Which of course [...]

How do I tell a hostess that I’m a vegetarian?

Dear Gwyn, I’m often perplexed about if/how to raise the issue of my vegetarianism when invited to someone new’s house for dinner. When hosts do not inquire about my dietary restrictions before planning their menu, should I politely inform them? And if so, how? Or should I just hope there are plenty of sides to [...]

How do I invite guests requesting “ceremony only” wedding invitations?

Dear Gwyn, My son is getting married in about 6 weeks. He and his fiance are having a small wedding with just family and a few close personal friends of theirs. He has grown up in the church where they are getting married. Several people in the congregation have asked to attend the ceremony even [...]

How to Invite Guests not Attending the Wedding to a Shower?

Dear Gwyn, I would like to host a shower for my stepdaughter who is having a smaller wedding (not really). To be honest, we were given only a small number of people to invite (her stepfather is paying for the wedding and we have been dismissed and excluded from all planning). Ultimately, my stepdaughter is [...]