By Colleen Sullivan

Bridesmaid Etiquette

  What is the best way to let a friend know she won’t be a bridesmaid? Eek. This is never a fun situation. If you have more potential bridesmaids than you do spots next to you at the altar, consider yourself blessed to have so many close friends! That said, this isn’t an episode of […]

By Colleen Sullivan

Wedding Gift Etiquette Questions

If I’m not able to attend the wedding, do I still need to send a gift? According to traditional etiquette rules, the answer is yes. If you decline an invitation to a wedding, you should still send a gift for the couple. However, the exception to this rule is if the wedding invitation is from […]

By Colleen Sullivan

Creative Ways To Gift Money

Everyone likes to be on the receiving end of the gift of money. Criticize as you may about how it’s an impersonal or unoriginal gift, but the giftee is rarely disappointed. However, there are ways to gift money that are unexpected and fun. These are some ideas. For a birthday, insert the money into a […]

By Colleen Sullivan

How To Write A Thank You Note

Notecards by Designs by Nicolina How important are thank you notes when you receive a gift? Truthfully, it depends on the giver. Some will never even notice that they never received a formal note of appreciation, while others would be greatly perturbed if they didn’t get some form of recognition in the mail. In an […]

By Colleen Sullivan

How To Make Gifting Money More Heartfelt

Jack Spade Tie Breaker Coins ($15), Ideal Name & Address Embosser ($23), Pottery Barn Engravable Luggage Tag ($19) The truth is, the gift most couples want for their wedding is money. Yes, it’s unoriginal. It also seems a bit impersonal.