Remember: An invitation is never an obligation -- but once you accept, you better play by the rules. Take this Wedding Etiquette Quiz to remain respectful on the big day.
Let's start before the big day -- the second big day. What's an appropriate thing to ask about someone's new engagement ring?
- "Did you help pick it out?"
- "Did a small child from a developing nation mine it?"
- "Is it real?"
Engagement parties are:
- strictly for family
- only for close friends
- not a gift-giving occasion
If you'd like to have no children at your wedding, advise guests by:
- printing it on the invitation
- calling them individually
- addressing the invitation only to the adults
Wedding invitation envelopes should be addressed:
- by hand
- in stylized calligraphy
- in all caps
If you've been in someone else's wedding:
- It's only polite to ask them to be in yours.
- You have to ask them, if they're related to you or your spouse.
- There's no obligation to ask them to be in your wedding party.
If asked to be the best man/maid of honor:
- You must accept.
- You can decline.
The bride should be walked down the aisle by:
- her father
- her brother or uncle if her father isn't present
- whoever the heck she wants
In traditional ceremony seating, the parents of the bride are:
- seated on the right, facing where the ceremony will be held
- seated on the left
- seated wherever they want
Is a receiving line necessary?
- only if the wedding is small
If stepparents and parents are involved, who should dance with whom when?
- whatever works
- first the bride and her dad, then stepdad, then the groom and his mom, then stepmom
- only the "real" parents
At the rehearsal dinner, traditionally toasts are given by:
- the father of the groom
- the mother of the bride
- your drunk uncle
Who traditionally toasts first at the wedding?
- the father of the bride
- the best man
- the maid of honor
As a guest, taking pictures during the wedding:
- totally cool
- should be refrained from
You should spend how much on a wedding gift?
- a month's salary
- a half-week's salary
- whatever you want
Do rehearsal dinners have to require plus ones?
- only for those in the wedding party
Include registry information:
- on the wedding invitation
- only on shower invitations
- when people inquire
Traditionally, who was NOT supposed to host a bridal shower?
- the maid of honor
- the bride's family
- the groom's family
You've been invited to multiple showers for the bride or groom. Do you have to bring a gift every time?
- if you're in the wedding party
When writing thank-you notes:
- mention the gift
- don't mention the gift
- don't mention the war
Thank-you notes should be written by:
- the person who paid for the wedding
- the couple
- either member of the couple
Thank-you notes must be written:
- within a year
- within three months
- within a week
Wedding guests should not wear:
- a wedding dress
- flip flops
Changing your relationship status to engaged or married is:
- not a big deal
The bouquet toss must include:
- all women
- all single women
- the bouquet toss requires nothing
Plus ones at a wedding:
- should be limited to those in a committed relationship
- is for anyone who is single
- must be screened first by the engaged couple
Giving cash as a wedding gift is:
- extremely rude
- always welcome
- totally acceptable in lots of cultures and situations
The parents of both the bride and groom should meet:
- before the engagement
- after the engagement
- the day of the wedding
Who would you generally tell first about an engagement?
- your parents
- children from a previous marriage
- your dozens of loyal subscribers on YouTube
- must have hotel rooms paid for
- must be invited to the rehearsal dinner
- are simply guests, and don't need special attention
Should you send an invite to someone you know can't make it?