Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. This week, we are answering a reader question, which was prompted by several recent posts about invitations. (Click here to read about errant RSVPs and here to learn the meaning of the “M” on an RSVP card.)


Question: My fellow bridesmaids and the groomsmen in my friend’s wedding are hosting a couple’s shower. Are we supposed to mail an invitation to the couple or should we just invite them in person?


Answer: Since they are the guests of honor, it’s customary to just let them know the date, time and place. However, it’s thoughtful to set aside a copy of the invitation as a keepsake for their wedding album or for a framed collection of the party and wedding stationery.



Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com. For more advice by New Orleans Bride Magazine etiquette columnist Dee Lane, check out her most recent column in the new Summer/Autumn 2015 issue of the magazine.


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