When it comes to wedding etiquette, there are some questions that are more difficult to answer than others. We're here to tackle them head on and answer your toughest etiquette questions:
What do I do if someone asks if they're invited to the wedding and they are not?
So you run into your college acquaintance while at the bar. She knows that you're engaged and your wedding is around the corner. You try to avoid the subject but she pours it straight into your cocktail "I can't wait to watch you get married"! You freeze but before you vomit up your straight up, awkward cocktail take a breath. Let your friend know that you are honored that she would like to be invited to your wedding. Then go on to explain that you and your fiance have chosen to have a smaller, intimate wedding and that, unfortunately, you weren't able to invite as many people that you would have liked. Feel free to go into details about budget/venue/etc but really a simple explanation will do. If you're close enough to this person, feel free to extend an invite for him/her to come to your house for dinner and to look through the photos.
You sent an invitation addressed specifically to your cousin and her son. When your cousin sent the RSVP in, she wrote in the name of a man that you've never heard of instead of her son. What do you do?
Well this is awkward... As uncomfortable as this situation is, when a guest RSVPs for someone that you have not invited it is completely within your right to tell them, in so many words, "no". Call up your guest personally and explain to them, in a similar manor to the answer above, that you unfortunately were not able to accommodate plus ones for every guest. Again feel free to explain to your cousin that budget and space simply won't allow for any extra attendees.
Can I invite my Ex?
The dreaded ex... sometimes they're not so dreaded. This one should be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you and your fiance have a great relationship with your Ex, go for it! If there is any chance in the slightest that your fiance/children/relatives/friends may feel uncomfortable with the situation I would ex-nay on the Ex-tay.
My parents are divorced and have not spoken or seen each other in years. I'm worried how they will behave being in the same room for the first time in all these years. What do I do?
Divorce is never fun and let's be honest... not really something you want to be thinking about when you commit your life to another person. I understand why a situation like this would make you nervous. Assuming that your relationship to your Mom and Dad are strong, you should sit down with them both and express your anxiety about the situation and make sure they know that the one thing you want most is for them to have a good time. If they respect you as their daughter/son, they will be able to pull themselves together for this one, special day. Try not to let the problems of others bog you down on your day. Remember: you are marrying your dream guy/gal.