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Southern Charm No. 17 Time to go gift shopping for the couple and you’ve made the decision to monogram the gift. One of the most important decisions when buying a monogrammed gift is choosing the style and making sure the initials are in proper order. A few guidelines to selecting the perfect monogram for that perfect […]

Southern Charm No. 16 The Bride & Groom have spent a little over a year planning this special day only for the attention to be taken away from them by some guest proposing to his girlfriend in the middle of the dance floor. Be honest – how would you react if you were there? This […]

Southern Charm No. 15 You probably thought you knew everything about how to properly eat at a dinner party, right?! We all know (or should know) not to put your elbows the table. And now thanks to our Southern Charm No. 6, you know which bread plate and drink is yours for the taking. But […]

Southern Charm No. 14 There is technically no rule written in stone saying you have to feed your vendors. However, it is proper etiquette to feed all vendors working a minimum of (4) hours, during lunch or dinner, on the wedding day. Vendors like your Photographer, DJ and Wedding Planner are running around from 6-12 hours on your big […]

Southern Charm No. 13 Having to drive several miles from the ceremony to the reception is one of the top complaints from wedding guests. Our rule of thumb is making both locations about 10 minutes away from each other. This allows time for traffic or anything else that may get in your guests’ way. If […]

Southern Charm No. 12 This is a tricky situation! Although you may be looking out for your girls, you need to be careful of what you’re asking of them. It’s perfectly normal to want the crew to have their hair and makeup done; however, you should probably give them options on how to do that. […]

Southern Charm No. 11 How do you address invitation suits or thank you cards when one person in the couple is a doctor? Or when they don’t share the same last name? Our friends at Wedding Paper Divas have every example listed! Life savers! Take a gander: How to address invitations XOXO -Nikki with Southern […]

Southern Charm No. 10 The best favor to give is always food. It’s simple, everyone likes it, and you can personalize it. For example, one of our brides gave out tiny jars of jam with a sign that said, “Find your seat and bon appetit!” It’s the little details that get your guests talking about […]

Southern Charm No. 9 When people think party, they typically imagine drinks with that scene. However, some hosts can’t afford an open bar because alcohol is expensive. Others simply want to make sure their guests are safe to drive home so they decide to limit the drinks! If you are trying to save money, one […]

Southern Charm No. 8 The seating plan is all up to you! However, I will admit your wedding party (and their dates) will love you if you allow them to sit with their dates. There is nothing more awkward than attending a wedding where you may not know a lot of people, and your date […]