Category Archives: Ask Heather

Ask Heather: Engagement party and shower guests

Image courtesy of How Stuff Works Dear Heather, Does everyone who is invited to our engagement party have to be invited to our wedding? What about the bridal shower? Party Etiquette Dear Etiquette, If someone is invited to celebrate your engagement with you, that person should also be invited to celebrate your wedding with you. [...]

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Ask Heather: Mother-in-law involvement

Dear Heather, My future mother-in-law wants to be involved in everything related to the wedding. Do I have to include her when I go dress shopping? I really want it to be just me and my mom. Still Mommy’s Girl Dear Still, Your FMIL will soon be your MIL, and therefore a part of your [...]

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Ask Heather: Uninvited plus ones

Image courtesy of Dyn Dear Heather, How do you handle guests who add a plus-one to their response card when they were not invited with an additional guest? Not Invited! Dear Not, This is a definite example of a guest’s “lack of social graces” problem. Alas, their deficiency should not transfer onto you exhibiting a [...]

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Ask Heather: Engagement ring woes

Image courtesy of Larson Jewelers Dear Heather, What do I do if I hate my engagement ring? Not Loving the Ring Dear Not Loving, There are a few approaches to this problem. First, I suggest you examine why you don’t like it. Does it have to do with the setting? Cut of the stone? Size [...]

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Ask Heather: Inviting coworkers

Image courtesy of Careerealism Dear Heather, I work in a small office. Do I have to invite my coworkers to my wedding? Struggling over who gets an invitation Dear Struggling, You don’t have to invite anyone at all, but I’m guessing that’s not what you were asking. My husband and I also struggled with which [...]

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Ask Heather: Kid-free wedding

Child-free wedding

  Image courtesy of 18 Chase Street Dear Heather, How do we explain to people that we don’t want kids at our wedding? Child-free Dear Child-free, Directly, politely, and unapologetically. Alas, this is often easier said than done. Luckily, there are a few stages to this process, so hopefully everyone will get the hint during [...]

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