Here’s a fun thread for June: how much did you spend on your wedding or civil union? (And how do those choices sit in your memory?)
How to Handle Wedding Etiquette at Work
If you think business etiquette and wedding etiquette never mix, you're in for a surprise -- we get a TON of questions about how to handle wedding etiquette at work!
For the bride who's trying to stay professional while handling wedding etiquette at work, we've covered tips like:
- how to plan a wedding while working full time
- whether you should invite your colleagues to your wedding
- whether you can display your wedding photos in your office
We've also talked about wedding etiquette from a coworker's perspective, including:
Have other questions, or tips, on how to handle wedding etiquette at work to share? Email us here. (Once you're past the wedding, check out our tips on marriage issues such as tips on married money management, as well as our disucussions on family planning for young professionals.)
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Today we have a great question from reader K, who wants an open thread about what to put on your wedding registry — and makes the interesting point that her wedding registry will be public. Here’s her question: Would LOVE it if you would consider doing a “wedding registry” advice/crowdsourcing post! I am registering now, … Read More about What to Put On Your Wedding Registry (And: How to Deal When Your Wedding Registry is Public)
I feel like I’ve seen a bunch of fun threadjacks on this recently(ish), so let’s discuss this today: what are your best tips on how to plan a wedding while working full time (or, as many of you do, well more than 40 hours a week)? What are the best things to outsource as far … Read More about How to Plan a Wedding While Working Long Hours
Today’s reader mail has to do with whether she should invite colleagues to her wedding… Long story short, I just got engaged to another attorney at my mid-sized firm. We are both junior associates and we met as summer associates in 2007. Obviously, there are associates that we socialize with that we’d like to invite … Read More about Etiquette Flash: Should you invite your colleagues to your wedding?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on buying a wedding gift for your assistant, even if you’re not invited— links have also been updated below. If one of your coworkers is getting married and you’re not invited to the wedding, should you give her a gift? What if it’s someone really important — for … Read More about Should You Buy a Wedding Gift for Your Assistant if You’re Not Invited?
What are the financial implications of getting married — and how does your wedding budget affect your overall financial health? What other major milestones affect your financial health? I’ve often read that how you handle a few major milestones in your life — wedding! grad school! baby! buying a house! divorce! retirement! — can have … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Wedding Finances
What should one wear if you’re officiating a wedding, particularly as a non-religious officiant? Reader W is wondering what to wear to officiate a wedding, so I thought I’d tackle (even if it is a bit farther than our usual topics)… I suppose because I’m an attorney and all-around upstanding citizen, I’ve been asked to … Read More about What to Wear to Officiate A Wedding
Reader C has a great question about how to deal with her fiance, who wants her to sign a pre-nuptial agreement… should she sign a pre-nup, readers? After 7 years of dating (since my junior year of college) and one year of being engaged, my fiance just brought them up. Both of us have advanced … Read More about Love, Marriage, and Pre-Nups
Reader H wrote in with a question: should a baby shower at the office include games, or just cake? What about wedding showers at the office? Here’s her question… I have a question about celebrating life events in the office – specifically throwing coworkers wedding showers and baby showers during work time. Should these events … Read More about It’s Raining Gifts: Wedding and Baby Showers at the Office
Should young women remove their engagement rings for interviews, particularly OCI? Are very large diamond rings inappropriate for the office? This should be a fun conversation. Reader S wonders what size diamond ring is appropriate for a professional woman… What size wedding ring/engagement ring is appropriate for a professional office? Personally, I think giant rings … Read More about Should You Remove Your Engagement Ring for an Interview?
2020 Update: We still stand by this discussion on making personal calls while you’re on the clock — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to handle necessary personal calls at work, as well as our more recent discussions about how to plan a wedding while working full … Read More about How to Handle Personal Phone Calls at Work (And: How to Plan Your Wedding During Office Hours)