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: I was invited to new-er friend’s destination wedding weekend. I don’t know the couple very well, but it’s only a six hour drive from where I live and I have a lot of friends in the wedding and attending, so I decided to go and have fun. It’s in a city I’ve wanted to visit, so I’m really excited. The couple has a lot of really fun group activities planned for the out-of-towners. I think this is a lovely thing for them to do, but the schedule is really packed. Do I have to attend all of the guest events?

Answer: I love your spirit of adventure. You aren’t obligated to attend every single outing planned by your hosts, but I would try to attend more than you bow out of and be sure to give ample notice of your “yes” and “no” preferences, so they can have a correct. Have fun!


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