A few Christmases ago I was given a Debrett’s book on etiquette (here) As a young bride (23) I entered the world of weddings quite oblivious. The last wedding I attended was when I was a bridesmaid age 12. There are of course certain etiquettes that should be followed and are sadly being ignored.
Here are a few…
Invitations – they should be worded from whoever is hosting the wedding and the RSVP should be on the left hand-side. The RSVP should go to the bride’s parents.
Seating Plan – On the top table there should be the bride, groom, their parents, chief bridesmaid and best man.
Speeches – The father of the bride, groom and best man make speeches. Woman are not meant to make speeches, they therefore remain enigmatic.
Of course, it isn’t always as simple as this, so see my next post on wedding traditions which can still be upheld even if the traditional wedding is not being observed.