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Dealing with Common Wedding Etiquette Issues

Bridal couples often deal with certain etiquette issues surrounding their weddings. They struggle with how to word invitations, serving certain foods, and whom to invite. These etiquette issues can influence other areas of wedding planning, such as the wedding rentals. Thankfully, there are simple rules to dealing with common wedding etiquette issues below.

Sending Invitations

There are many etiquette issues surrounding wedding invitations, such as who to invite and when to send out the invitations. It is customary to send out invitations six to eight weeks before the wedding date. If there are out-of-town guests, then send a save-the-date card or send the official invitation to those guests earlier.

Receiving Responses

Wait at least 15 days after sending out invitations to expect responses. Guests may need several days to formalize plans, request days off work, and save up traveling funds. However, it is acceptable to contact guests who have not responded to invitations yet. A week before the final count is required—for wedding rentals like chairs and china—it is okay to call or email guests who have yet to respond.

Skipping Cake

It is perfectly acceptable to forego the traditional wedding cake. Many people do not like cake as a dessert, and wedding cakes can cost a significant amount of money. It is better to provide guests with a suitable replacement, such as cookies, candies, or cheesecake, and spend the saved funds on more important party equipment.

Deciding Guest Amount

Parents’ friends, unmarried guests’ significant others, and children typically present difficult guest options for the bridal couple. If parents are paying for the wedding, then they should invite whomever they wish. Plus ones should be invited if the relationship is serious and long-term. Children may or may not be invited, but it must be a consistent decision for all guests.

Rent all of the necessary wedding rentals and party equipment in Austin, TX with American Party Rental. We can help all bridal couples find the best chairs, linens, and wedding rentals to outfit their wedding. Please call us at (512) 236-5773 to set up an appointment.

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