How often has the thought of giving a toast spoiled the wedding for people who get tongue-tied? Sometimes the problem is because a wedding party can be a hotbed of secrets, says Lawrence Bernstein, who runs ChargeYourGlasses.com, a website that helps the most hapless speaker … [Read more...] about Cheers to making easy toasts
The planning of the wedding, from guest list to gift registry, should be a partnership, but often the bride takes on most of the planning duties. Get your guy involved with these groom-friendly tasks Set up a spreadsheet Include names, addresses and phone numbers of … [Read more...] about Tasks the groom can handle
The first thing the bride will say is I want you to have dresses that you can wear after the wedding. Don't count on it. If it's a taffeta, brocade or other formal fabric, in this informal age, you can pretty well write it off. How many balls do you attend in a year? On the other … [Read more...] about Bridesmaid’s
Best man NO-NO's An inappropriate stag: Some best men make the mistake of making it all about themselves, (especially in planning the bachelor party), instead of focusing on the personality and comfort level of the groom. A stag should not be about getting the groom drunk or … [Read more...] about Being the best man
The bride will be consumed with her wedding plans and you will be expected to go along for the ride. BUT FIRST: Accept that it is an honour to be asked. Understand that the pictures and memories of your participation will be a highlight of your life. But it's OK to refuse the … [Read more...] about So you’re going to be a bridesmaid?
Leah says, I never should have picked my shy, socially awkward sister as my maid of honour. She rolls her eyes when she recalls her 1996 Winnipeg wedding. Nerves made her down a bottle of my father-in-law's homemade red wine before the ceremony. I asked for last-minute help … [Read more...] about Taming tough bridesmaids