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How Much Do You Know About Wedding Etiquette?

According to Debrett's, there are a lot of rules to follow.

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    Although it is traditional for the groom to propose with a ring, Debrett's says that it is acceptable to propose with a piece of jewellery you know your fiancé will like, and then later choose a ring together.

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    You should send a card to the couple as soon as you hear the news.

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    According to Debrett's, engagements that last longer than 18 months are too stressful.

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    According to Debrett's, you should reply by hand, in the third person, to whoever the wedding invitation was sent by.

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    Replying two months before the wedding gives the couple enough time to accommodate you.

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    And apparently they should take place at the same time.

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    The cost of the wedding and honeymoon is typically split among the bride's family, the bride, and the groom. According to Debrett's, the groom's family are not expected to contribute.

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    The groom's party should wear morning dress. This includes: a morning coat, striped trousers, a shirt, a tie, and a waistcoat.

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    The other bridesmaids should accompany the ushers.

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    Half of the canapés should be served hot and the other half should be cold. And 30% of them should be vegetarian.

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    According to Debrett's.

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    From left to right, the seating plan for the top table should go: chief bridesmaid, father of the groom, mother of the bride, groom, bride, father of the bride, mother of the groom, best man.

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    Apparently the groom should be in charge of buying and giving out these gifts.

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    Apparently.

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    According to Debrett's.

Inspired by Debrett's wedding guide.

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