Invitations 101

Emily Post
Have you ever sat at your computer staring at a Facebook friend request wondering what on Earth was the most polite way to handle not having to be friends with the person requesting to be friends with you? What about — gulp — defriending someone on Facebook? Do the ins and outs of social norms on Twitter give you a headache? Have you ever...
Formal party
If you’ve been lucky enough to score an invite to Lauren Bush’s marriage to Ralph Lauren’s son David this weekend, then you might just be wondering what exactly to wear to the grand “black tie with a Western twist” wedding, to be held at Lauren’s Colorado ranch. A tuxedo or chaps? Heels or cowboy boots? Well, here you can do both (though we’d...
Get Hungry with These Wedding Invitations
We’ve talked about engagement shoots and save-the-dates, and now we’re moving up to the big leagues — the wedding invitations.  More and more couples are exploring their playful side before the invites go out with creative save-the-dates. But what if you really love fashion, color, and food so much that you want to incorporate it in your...
Every week, our resident experts Mindy Lockard and Coryanne Ettiene answer etiquette questions from modern day hosts, offering advice from both traditional and contemporary perspectives. Have a question you want answered? Send us an email with your dilemma, and then check back every week for new tips and advice. This week’s question: All of my...
Decline a Party Invite Without Insulting Your Host
Every week, our resident experts Mindy Lockard and Coryanne Ettiene answer etiquette questions from modern day hosts, offering advice from both traditional and contemporary perspectives. Have a question you want answered? Send us an email with your dilemma, and then check back every week for new tips and advice. This week’s question: I have...
If you've recently purchased some new luxury real estate, throw a house warming party, or even if you want to organize a fun celebration to commemorate your new puppy, do it. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in your daily life so instead of waiting for someone else to find an excuse to party, why don't you beat them to it? Check out  ...

Invitation Etiquette

When Is It OK to Bring a Plus One to a Party?
If it's just your name on the invitation, is it OK to bring someone along with you?
Helpful advice to ensure you get the answer you need, without appearing obnoxious
Is It OK to Disinvite a Guest?
Our resident experts weigh in on if — and when — it is admissible
Is It OK to Rearrange Seating Cards?
What to do when you’ve been assigned a seat next to someone you can’t stand
Alert your pals of your holiday plans with these adorable paper cards
Invite your guests to your bash with a sweet package