I Don’t Care if Kids Can't Go to the Wedding, Just Make the Invite Clear

Are adult-only weddings selfish? Are weddings with kids lame? Before we even try to answer that, I’ve got a more pressing concern: Approximately 99 percent of the time I’m invited to a wedding, I can’t even tell if it’s OK to bring my kid or not, so I have to spend extra time and effort deciding whether or not I… » 7/02/15 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

Please Don’t Tell Your Engaged Friend She’ll 'Make a Beautiful Bride'

When a woman’s Facebook relationship status switches to “engaged,” the comments that ensue are pretty predictable. There are OMGs, congratulations, the ring emoji, the couple-holding-hands emoji, the smiley-face-with-hearts-in-place-of-eyes emoji... You get the picture. » 6/26/15 1:10pm 6/26/15 1:10pm

Is It OK to Have Sex When You’re a Guest at a Friend's Place?

A lot of things need to conspire all at once to find yourself staring down this particular etiquette question, but for most of us it will happen at least once, if not plenty: You will be staying at a friend’s place with a boyfriend, girlfriend or partner—or meet someone new on the town whilst returning home to a… » 6/12/15 3:10pm 6/12/15 3:10pm

Mind Your Own Damn Business: An Ode to Tact 

It’s time we have an honest discussion about why you people don’t know how to fucking behave. Let’s talk about tact: a noble virtue, a lost virtue, a very necessary virtue. Long gone, it seems, are the days when tact was common, or in which people behaved with thoughtfulness, discretion, and sensitivity. Long gone is… » 6/11/15 12:10pm 6/11/15 12:10pm

Only a Classless Douchebag Would Propose During Someone Else's Wedding

A month ago, I was at my best friend’s wedding and joked to my partner about how funny it would be if we took a moment during the reception to propose to each other. We laughed and laughed and laughed. And then we checked to make sure that no one had been sent to kill us. Because no one even thinks about fucking up… » 5/27/15 4:30pm 5/27/15 4:30pm

How to Instagram Your Vacation Without Totally Alienating Your Friends

In four days (and three nights), I fell in love with Paris. It was my first time in Europe and I happily became a cliché. But it wouldn’t be a real vacation if I didn’t sully it with a trivial predicament: How was I supposed to effectively stunt on Instagram without appearing obnoxious?
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Yes, You Most Certainly Can Fire a Bridesmaid

On Tuesday, we asked for your thoughts on firing someone from a bridal party—and you did not hold back. A few themes emerged among the responses, namely that if you remove someone from your wedding party you should also be prepared to remove them from your life. From a distance, that's pretty obvious but it's probably… » 1/15/15 4:30pm 1/15/15 4:30pm

Can You Axe Someone From the Wedding Party?

Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we'll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you'll share answers and stories, and then we'll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fly into a total rage over… » 1/13/15 4:10pm 1/13/15 4:10pm

How to Break the News to Friends Who Aren't Invited to Your Wedding

Anyone who's ever planned a wedding will tell you that—save for choosing what photo booth backdrop you're going to use—figuring out your guest list is the absolute worst part of wedding planning. Some friends and coworkers simply won't make the cut. This will be completely devastating for them! » 11/05/14 2:11pm 11/05/14 2:11pm

Looking to Emasculate a Man? Open His Door for Him!

Congratulations, womyn! We've finally found the key to destroying masculinity (THE GOAL, I say. THE GOAL, you echo) and it's so simple that I cannot believe we haven't of it before. Turns out that all you have to do to turn a man into a frantic, insecure mess is to hold the door open for him and allow him to walk in… » 2/24/14 6:40pm 2/24/14 6:40pm

This Etiquette Guide for the Oakland Raiderettes Is Ridiculous

News recently broke that the Oakland Raiders are allegedly paying their cheerleaders (the Raiderettes) wages as criminally low as $5 per hour and now, as more facts about the team are revealed, it's turning out that not only do they pay the Raiderettes next to nothing — they also treat them like they're social fucking… » 1/28/14 4:30pm 1/28/14 4:30pm

It's Not Fake to Be Polite: A Defense of Etiquette

Over the past day or so (and constantly over the past several centuries), there has been a lot of talk about how people (mostly women) should and should not speak. First, there was Senator Kirsten Gillibrand slightly confusing bit of advice on how a woman who wants to be taken seriously should "speak less like a young… » 1/21/14 4:40pm 1/21/14 4:40pm