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 fiancé’s parents are paying for our rehearsal dinner and it’s time to start planning it. We aren’t quite sure how that goes however. A friend’s parents planned what they wanted without really coordinating with their son and his now wife, but we’d like to have some say in the location and cuisine. Does the couple offer input on the rehearsal dinner if the groom’s parents are paying for it?

Answer: It’s lovely that they’ve offered to cover the cost of the rehearsal dinner. Your input is definitely valid, so schedule a time to meet and discuss your preferences regarding the location, cuisine and size of the dinner. At the end of the day, it’s of course their call, but most parents will appreciate the direction and want to include the happy couple in the planning and details.  


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