Weddings·Posted on Jun 26, 2017Can You Pass This Wedding Etiquette Test?Are you a novice when it comes to nuptials?by Jasmin NaharBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink You receive a wedding invitation with just your name. Is it OK to bring a plus one? Yes, the plus one part is usually implied Correct Incorrect Yes, the plus one part is usually implied No, if it was they'd explicitly mention it Correct Incorrect 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. Are gifts customary at engagement parties? Yes Correct Incorrect Yes No Correct Incorrect No Correct! Wrong! According to Debrett's, engagement gifts should not be expected. Which of these would you NOT wear to a wedding with "cocktail attire"? Midi dress Correct Incorrect Midi dress Floor-length gown Correct Incorrect Floor-length gown Smart trousers and a blouse Correct Incorrect Smart trousers and a blouse Correct! 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. How long do you have to send thank-you notes after your wedding? One month Correct Incorrect One month Three months Correct Incorrect Three months Six months Correct Incorrect Six months Correct! 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. You've gotten the couple a big gift from their registry. Do you bring it to the wedding? Yes, of course, I want to get their reaction then and there Correct Incorrect Yes, of course, I want to get their reaction then and there Eh, I don't think so Correct Incorrect Eh, I don't think so Correct! 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. Which of these moments is also a sign that you can leave afterward (if you want)? Cutting the cake Correct Incorrect Cutting the cake The first dance Correct Incorrect The first dance Last orders at the bar Correct Incorrect Last orders at the bar Correct! Wrong! This, from an etiquette expert, says that after cutting the cake, guests are free to leave if they want. Is it acceptable to put registry information in the invitations? Yes Correct Incorrect Yes No Correct Incorrect 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. How far in advance are wedding invitations ~traditionally~ mailed? 4–6 weeks Correct Incorrect 4–6 weeks 6–12 weeks Correct Incorrect 6–12 weeks 12–18 weeks Correct Incorrect 12–18 weeks Correct! Wrong! According to Debrett's, invitations should be sent out 6–12 weeks before the big day. If you're giving the couple (who you don't know THAT well) a cheque, to whom do you address it? Both of them, of course! Correct Incorrect Both of them, of course! Only one of them Correct Incorrect Only one of them 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. Finally, are brides obliged to pay for bridesmaids dresses? Yes, that stuff is expensive Correct Incorrect Yes, that stuff is expensive Nope, not unless they offer to Correct Incorrect Nope, not unless they offer to Correct! 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.