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. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: My sister is getting married in October and is currently shopping for save-the-date cards. She says since she and her fiancé are both from New Orleans and getting married here, they only have to put the date, their names and ‘invitation to follow.’ I thought you were also supposed to put the city, no matter what, so people know if they need to start making arrangements for travel and accommodations. Who is correct?

Answer: You are correct. It’s a courtesy to include the city, for you’re your out-of-town guests. This will likely save everyone a lot of time by eliminating the calls, emails and texts asking where the wedding is taking place. Note however it’s not necessary to include the venue, since that’s likely still in flux.


Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.