Tidbits & Tips { New Rules of Etiquette }

There’s no doubt that you’ll be using social media to announce your engagement {and post about other wedding related events}, but before clicking “post” check out a few quick tips below:

Tips for the Bride & Groom

  • Pick up the phone – please call your parents, grandparents, and closest friends before announcing to the whole world that you’re engaged. Believe me, they’ll appreciate hearing it straight from you rather than Facebook.
  • Posting pics of the ring – by all means, post photos of that gorgeous sparkler! Don’t share details about the carat or price though.
  • Send out printed invites for the main event – e-vites are 100% acceptable for pre & post wedding parties, but printed invites are a must for the ceremony & reception. Plus, printed invites are a great way to give guests a taste of what to expect at the wedding.

Tips for the Guests

  • Private message wedding questions – to avoid any awkwardness for those uninvited, send any wedding questions through email or a private message.
  • Put the phone away – couples spend hundreds of hours planning a soiree that guests will enjoy, so try your best to keep the phone in your purse or pocket. It’s okay to check it every once in a while, but try to avoid responding to emails and texts or even posting a play-by-play of the wedding.
  • Follow directions for the RSVP – if you’re supposed to send back a pre-printed RSVP card, don’t send your RSVP via email, text, or phone call. It’s likely to get lost in the mix.