New Wedding Etiquette You Might Want to Remember

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Wedding etiquette is no longer a fixed set of rules. As society changes, etiquette adapts to its new forms of communication as well. What are some of the newest digital wedding etiquette rules you might want to remember when planning your wedding (as well as on the Big Day)? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • You can updated your relationship status on Facebook whenever you feel it’s OK. While we always advise brides to post their engagement ring pictures after calling their parents and close friends, we don’t have any specific “deadline” for the actual change of the relationship status on Facebook. You can do it as soon as you post the engagement ring picture, or you can do it in a few months – whatever feels right for you.
  • Stay away from sharing too many planning details. Aside from the fact that your guests want the wedding to be a surprise (so they don’t need to know all the table linens and flower vases you have chosen), it is also distasteful to share pricing details about anything. Everybody knows weddings get quite expensive, but you shouldn’t make your guests feel obligated to buy a bigger wedding gift by telling them how much their meal, seat, or wedding DJ costs!
  • Get social on your wedding day too. You will be too busy to tweet and post updates, but someone can actually do this for you. Assign someone with this task so that your wedding is “fully covered” on Twitter (they do it with big events, such as the Oscars and the VMAs, so why wouldn’t you be allowed to do the same?). Also, add a digital side to the Big Day by creating a special hashtag – one your guests can use to connect all the pictures they will share on the social media during the wedding.


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So, When Do You Have to Send the Save the Date Cards?

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We all know wedding planning and the etiquette associated with it can be quite confusing – especially today, when things seem to be changing from one month to the other.

Given that your Save the Date cards are very important, you don’t want them to be left to the aforementioned wedding planning confusion. So when do you have to send them, more exactly? We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • First of all, you should know Save the Date cards are not absolutely mandatory. HOWEVER, they are important because it is a polite way to “grab dibs” on the guests and let them know well ahead of time that you are getting married and would like them to join in the celebration.
  • Generally, Save the Date cards should be sent out with about 6-8 months before the wedding date. This should give people plenty of time to plan in advance, take vacation days if needed, make travel arrangements, and so on. Your invitations should be sent 8 weeks before the wedding day too – so by that time, guests should decide if they can attend your wedding (and send back the RSVPs).
  • If you plan on having a destination wedding or a holiday weekend wedding, be sure to give your guests even more of a heads-up. Because these weddings need more preparation (and sometimes they can even include the cancelling of your guests’ plans), it is customary to send them out at least 9 months before the Big Day. Ideally, you should send them about 1 year ahead of the wedding date.


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Escort Cards You Will Love This Fall

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Escort cards are more than just pieces of décor – they have a very clearly defined purpose and they can save you and your wedding party from a lot of trouble when guests start entering the reception room.

At the same time, it would be a pity not to take advantage of these pieces of New Orleans wedding stationery! How to choose designs that really stand out? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Let’s face it: fall is one of the most romantic seasons ever – there’s just poetry floating in the air, at every single step of the way. Why not bring this into your wedding day as well? Calligraphy on leaves can make for ideal, eco-friendly, seasonal-inspired wedding.
  • They say an apple a day keeps the doctor way – but what if an apple would be the escort card support that would keep chaos away from your Big Day? Take beautiful apples and wrap your guests’ name around it. Plus, you can leave encourage guests to eat their apples once they find their seats.
  • Another autumn motif you will literally find everywhere (even for free, if you are willing to clean up those that might have gotten a bit dirtier). Another “fall icon” brides absolutely love! Attach a small note with your guests’ name to the pinecone and it will be the perfect complement to a romantic fall event in New Orleans!

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New Orleans Wedding Food Bar Ideas You’ll Love

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Food bars are a very special touch you can bring into your New Orleans wedding day. Although food has always been served at weddings, these bars have a unique quality that makes them downright fascinating for brides and grooms planning their wedding, as well as for guests who simply want to have fun celebrating their friends’ love story.

What are some of the wedding food bar ideas you haven’t heard of before, but which will really appeal to you? Read on and steal some inspiration.

  • A pie bar. This is absolutely perfect for a wedding planned in the Southern spirit – because, let’s admit it: what could be heartier, more welcoming, warmer, or more delicious, other than a table filled with the sweetest pies your guests have ever tasted?
  • Spud bar. Everyone loves potatoes. Mashed or fried, wedges or crinkle-cut, tater tots or baked – potatoes are simply universal. Organize a cute spud bar for your guests to snack on and they will definitely love the idea!
  • Hot chocolate bar. This is just perfect for the upcoming cool season, so if you want to have your wedding in the next few months, be sure to plan this hot chocolate bar! Provide people with different types of hot chocolate and toppings to warm up their bodies (and their souls) and you will win their unending love!
  • Croissant bar. Planning a brunch wedding? That’s a wonderful idea, especially if you want something elegant, but less pricy than a traditional dinner wedding! Pamper your guests with a variety of croissants and patisseries beautifully arranged on a special table – they will find it amazing!


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Questions about Your Wedding Speech as the Groom? Here Are the Answers!

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Giving a speech can be downright terrifying, especially if you are an introvert. However, when you’re the groom and you have to give a speech at your wedding, you really cannot escape your duties.

What are the questions most grooms have when it comes to their wedding speeches – and most importantly, what are the answers to all of these questions? We have some tios right here – so read on and find out more.

  • Can you opt out? Yes, and no. While it has become almost a tradition for brides to give speeches too, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can opt out. Giving a speech is not compulsory (and much less in modern times). Yet, it is a nice gesture to make, and it can definitely add to the festive feeling surrounding your wedding.
  • Do you have to mention her parents? Sure, you might get along with your parents, but it is really important that you mention the bride’s family as well. After all, they are the traditional “hosts” of the wedding, so you can thank them for everything, as well as mention how lucky/ excited you are to be entering their family as their son-in-law.
  • Can you mention your Best Man? He’s your best friend and he’s been amazing throughout the wedding planning process. You can mention him, but make sure to keep the focus on your love story and your bride – this is what people came here for, and they deserve to get a glimpse into your relationship. !

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How Often Should You Change the Registry?

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Your wedding registry can be a delicate issue, especially when you want to make sure nobody gets offended in any way. From the way you create it to the way you share it, all details matter when you want to make your guests’ gift buying experience as smooth and as stress-free as possible.

Is it alright to change the wedding registry along the way – and how often should it be done? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Yes, it is actually recommended to change the wedding registry and update it throughout the wedding planning process – after all, you will have a lot of pre-wedding events, and your guests want to make sure they purchase gifts you don’t already own.
  • The first time you should update the registry is right before sharing it or posting it on your wedding website. It is not mandatory to change anything – but it give it one last check, to make certain everything is alright.
  • Furthermore, it is advised that you change your wedding registry after the bridal shower too (especially since it’s quite likely that you will have received a lot of the gifts in the list).
  • Last but not least, change your wedding registry right before the wedding. This is an excellent thing to do for guests who haven’t purchased any gifts yet. Make sure to include gifts they can easily purchase and send to your home or bring at the reception!

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Fight Wedding Stress with These Foods

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That wedding planning is stressful is a well-known fact. What many people don’t know is that nutrition is a truly important element to consider when fighting off all the pre-wedding stress and anxiety.

What are the best foods to help you cope with the pressure of planning the Big Day? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Delicious as a snack or tossed in a healthy salad, walnuts are more than just the crunch you can add to your daily nutrition. They are full of healthy fats that can help you keep the blood pressure in check (and thus, help you manage anxiety levels as well).
  • Summery and delicious, blueberries are full of antioxidants that fight raised cortisol levels in the body. Not only will this help you lose weight and maintain a trim waist, but it will also help you keep the blood sugar levels under control, and thus reduce the jitters and anxiety so many brides get as their Big Day approaches.
  • Did you know peaches are not only a trendy inspiration for makeup, hair, and wedding colors? They are also extremely healthy for brides-to-be (and not only), due to the high amount of potassium found in them (which helps keeping the blood pressure at its lowest). Plus, this is an excellent snack for those days when you simply have to have something sweet.
  • You’ll probably be surprised to find this in a list of healthy foods, but cocoa is actually good for you (ergo, chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa is also great, when eaten in moderation). The flavonoids and phentylamine found in coca are excellent relaxants and mood-enhancers, so next time you blend a smoothie, scoop in some of this deliciousness – it will change your perspective on life and wedding planning!


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