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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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    Yes
    No
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    In person
    With a card
    With an email
    On social media
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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    Less than six months
    No longer than a year
    Between 6 and 18 months
    Between a year and 18 months
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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    By email, to the couple
    By phone call, to the mother of the bride
    By letter, to the wedding's hosts
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Immediately upon receiving it
    One week after receiving it
    At least two months before the wedding day
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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    The night before the wedding
    Four to six weeks before the wedding
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    And apparently they should take place at the same time.

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    The groom's, best men's, and ushers' outfits
    Transport to the ceremony, the photographer, and the catering
    The wedding cake, the press announcement for the wedding, and the wedding night hotel
    Nothing
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Morning dress
    Black tie
    White tie
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
    The best man
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The other bridesmaids should accompany the ushers.

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    2
    6
    10
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    At least one lively person should be seated at each table
    Married couples should not sit by each other
    Guests should be flanked by a person of the opposite gender
    Guests should recognise at least one other person at their table
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    According to Debrett's.

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    The mother of the bride and the groom
    The mother of the groom and the bride
    The best man and the father of the groom
    The chief bridesmaid and the mother of the groom
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    No one
    The parents of both the bride and groom
    The bridesmaids, pages, best men, and ushers
    The bridesmaids, pages, best men, ushers, and the mothers of both the bride and groom
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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    The newly married couple should book it together
    The family of the bride
    The bride
    The groom
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Apparently.

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    The bride
    The groom
    The couple should write them together
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    According to Debrett's.

How Much Do You Know About Wedding Etiquette?

Passable wedding manners

You don't necessarily know the ins and outs of how one should behave at a wedding, but you're a really fun guest. Besides, who needs rules when you've got a free bar?

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Very good wedding manners

Your wedding etiquette is pretty good. You're always a great guest, and you understand that weddings are more about having fun than following the rules.

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Fantastic wedding manners

You're better at weddings than Kate Middleton herself! You know exactly how to make the big day go smoothly, and you're always a wonderful guest.

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