(Closed) Etiquette Myths

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Myth: You shouldn’t say "no children" on the invite

Truth: If you don’t say no children, there will be children at your wedding. And hurt feelings. Believe it. 

Post # 4
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Myth: A white dress is only supposed to be worn by a virginal bride.

Truth: A white dress signifies that a bride has never been married before (source: too many Miss Manners columns to count).


Myth: The value of a wedding gift should cover the estimated cost of the guest’s or guests’ dinner at the reception. 

Truth: The value of a wedding gift should match what the guests find reasonable and affordable (again, too many Miss Manners columns to count). 

Post # 5
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Myth:  The bride is the point person for all guest wedding related questions.

Reality: H to the No!  We’ve already got too much going on.  Talk to our moms or a bridesmaid before you come to us.  If they can’t figure it out, we’ll help you then!

Post # 6
5950 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Myth: the bride and groom shouldn’t see each other before the ceremony.  It’s bad luck!

 Truth: this is a hold over from the days when arranged marriages meant a bride and groom may have never met and was intended to prevent the groom from running off if he found his betrothed unattractive.  I think we can retire this one.

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