March 28

Enclosure Card Etiquette: Today’s Diva Dish

Although some wedding etiquette questions can be tricky, we’re true pros when it comes to wedding stationery questions. Take this inquiry, for instance: Dear Divas, I might be a stationery newbie, but I’m totally perplexed by what goes on enclosure cards. What is the proper etiquette there? Thanks, Cathy M. — Dear Cathy, Don’t worry—our […]

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March 21

A Post-Wedding Celebration: Today’s Diva Dish

Sometimes family and friends can’t be there for the wedding itself, so an after-the-fact celebration is necessary. How do invitations work for a post-wedding celebration? Find out in our response to this reader’s question: Dear Divas, I am hosting a reception in honor of the marriage of my daughter, which took place last November in […]

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March 14

A Tricky Guest List: The Divas Dish

One of the hardest parts about wedding planning is culling through your guest list—especially when it comes to family. Take this question from a reader, for example: Dear Divas, I have a question regarding wedding invitation etiquette and hope you can help. Our situation is a little complicated by the fact that we really only […]

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March 7

Labels on Wedding Invitations: The Divas Dish

We recently received this envelope etiquette question from a reader, and thought it would be the perfect topic to share… Dear Divas, Is it acceptable to use labels on wedding invitations? We want to use a calligraphy font on clear labels. Thanks, MJ — Dear MJ, Unfortunately, wedding etiquette strictly forbids the use of labels […]

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February 28

Transitioning from Ceremony to Reception

Today’s Diva Dish came from a reader who is having her ceremony and reception at the same venue: Dear Divas, During our ceremony, guests will be seated in a herringbone design facing the celebrants. After the bride and groom leave, they will return for pictures. We envisioned everyone having drinks and snacks while they watch […]

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February 14

Mother of the Bride Outfit Etiquette

We know that a lot of mothers of the bride stress out about their outfits for the big day, so were more than happy to address this etiquette question from one of our readers: Dear Divas, My mom is stressing out about having to work with the mother of the groom in coordinating their outfits. […]

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January 24

Preventing Random Gifts: Today’s Diva Dish

Almost any bride will tell you that random gifts (like Aunt Louise’s infamous handmade paper mache coasters) are practically inevitable, but there are a few things you can do to help direct your guests’ gift purchases a little more carefully. Here’s our best advice for a reader who wrote in asking: Dear Divas, I love […]

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January 17

Do We Have to Send Save the Date Cards?

To be honest, we love our collection of save the date cards so much, this question tends to shock us (why wouldn’t you want to send them? They’re adorable!). But we do understand that some brides on a budget might be looking for ways to trim down their stationery spending. Here’s what we suggest, as […]

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January 10

The Divas Dish on Receiving Lines

Receiving lines are a time-honored wedding tradition, but does that mean it’s an absolute must? Here’s what one reader wrote in: Dear Divas, Do I have to have a receiving line at my wedding? My mother says it’s required but I’ve been to plenty of weddings without them. Please help! Thanks, M.C. Dear M.C., Your […]

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