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Can You Pass This Wedding Etiquette Test?

Are you a novice when it comes to nuptials?

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  1. You receive a wedding invitation with just your name. Is it OK to bring a  plus one?
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    Yes, the plus one part is usually implied 
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    No, if it was they'd explicitly mention it  
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Wedding expert Amber Harrison told Vogue that unless there's a second name on the envelope (or the invitation enclosed) it's safe to assume you don't have a plus one.

  2. Are gifts customary at<br>&nbsp;engagement parties?
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    Yes
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    No
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    Wrong!

    According to Debrett's, engagement gifts should not be expected.

  3. Which of these would you <br>NOT wear to a wedding <br>with "cocktail attire"?
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    Midi dress
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    Floor-length gown
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    Smart trousers and a blouse
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    Wrong!

    According to Harper's Bazaar, trousers and a nice blouse are fine, as are midi dresses, but floor length gowns should be reserved for black-tie events.

  4. How long do you have to send thank-you notes after your wedding?
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    One month
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    Three months
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    Six months
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    Wrong!

    It used to be a year, but in recent times the general consensus, including from wedding manners guide "Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette," seems to be that three months after the honeymoon is fine.

  5. You've gotten the couple a <br>big gift from their registry. <br>Do you bring it to the wedding?
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    Yes, of course, I want to get their reaction then and there
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    Eh, I don't think so&nbsp;
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    Wrong!

    An etiquette and protocol consultant told Time that it can create more of a burden, as someone will have to transport the gift after the wedding, and being in a public place makes it more likely to get lost.

  6. Which of these moments is also a sign that you can leave afterward (if you want)?
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    Cutting the cake&nbsp;
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    The first dance&nbsp;
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    Last orders at the bar
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    Wrong!

    This, from an etiquette expert, says that after cutting the cake, guests are free to leave if they want.

  7. Is it acceptable to put&nbsp;registry <br>information in the invitations?
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    Yes
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    No
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's not considered "the done thing" to include registry information in wedding invitations, although it'd be fine to put them on your wedding website if you have one.

  8. How far in advance are wedding invitations<br>&nbsp;~traditionally~ mailed?
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    4–6 weeks
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    6–12 weeks
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    12–18 weeks
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    Wrong!

    According to Debrett's, invitations should be sent out 6–12 weeks before the big day.

  9. If you're giving the couple (who you don't know THAT well) a cheque, to whom do you address it?
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    Both of them, of course!
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    Only one of them&nbsp;
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Unless the couple have a joint bank account or you know if and how they’re changing their names, it’s best to address it to just one person, because it can be hard to cash otherwise.

  10. Finally, are brides obliged to pay for bridesmaids dresses?
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    Yes, that stuff is expensive&nbsp;
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    Nope, not unless they offer to&nbsp;
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    Wrong!

    The general rule seems to be that bridesmaids are expected to pay for their own dresses and shoes, but then it's courteous for brides to keep their bridesmaids' budgets in mind when picking a dress.

 
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