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Yesterday, we asked you to send us your burning etiquette questions, and all this week, we’ll be answering them! Today, we’ll discuss hosting a ceremony and reception in the same room, dealing with stepparents, and letting guests know about your registries.
Carey asks (via Facebook): The venue where we our having our ceremony and reception is one large room. Is it proper etiquette to ask people to sit at the reception tables during the ceremony or should I try to separate the space into ceremony and reception?
This isn’t so much of an etiquette issue as a stylistic one. There isn’t anything wrong with asking guests to sit at tables during the ceremony (as long as everyone is comfortable and can see the proceedings). However, we think it’s best to create a different environment between the ceremony and reception. Is it possible for you to divide the room? Or to create a more traditional ceremony space, host cocktail hour in a different part of the venue, and re-stage the room for the reception? Find out what other couples who married in the space have done – and ask for photos – to help you make an informed decision.
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Planning a wedding can be full of difficult decisions and sticky situations – but the team at WeddingWire is here to help! This week, we’ll be taking your toughest etiquette questions and answering them. Ask us a question in the comments section of this post, on Facebook, Twitter, or via email, and we’ll do our best to help you out. Questions can range from issues with bridesmaids, drama with dress selection, disagreements with family members – whatever’s keeping you up at night. We’ll respond to your questions throughout the week, so stay tuned!
Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of renowned etiquette expert Emily Post, has authored a new book answering your most commonly asked questions about weddings. To promote the launch of Do I Have to Wear White, she has teamed up with Williams-Sonoma to hold events at select stores around the country to offer her own great advice and answer your questions in person!
Space is limited, so call one of the Williams-Sonoma store locations below to reserve your spot!
Anna Post at Williams-Sonoma Stores
January 14, starting at 6:00 pm
51 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX
January 15, starting at 6:30 pm
3393 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta GA
January 18, starting at 10:00 am
142 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook IL
January 22, starting at 6:00 pm
10 Columbus Circle, New York NY
January 25, starting at 10:00 am
340 Post St., San Francisco, CA