Bride's Book of Etiquette

Bride's Book of Etiquette

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Everyone dreams of the perfect wedding. And for nearly seven decades, Bride's magazine has been the leading authority on the subject. Now, in a completely revised edition, Bride's Book of Etiquette offers the most up-to-date information on engagement and wedding planning, and realistic solutions for any problem that couples may encounter. This trusted…  See more details below

Overview

Everyone dreams of the perfect wedding. And for nearly seven decades, Bride's magazine has been the leading authority on the subject. Now, in a completely revised edition, Bride's Book of Etiquette offers the most up-to-date information on engagement and wedding planning, and realistic solutions for any problem that couples may encounter. This trusted classic includes information on:
* Drawing up--and paring down--the guest list
* Wording invitations for special circumstances
* How to get his family to share wedding expenses, and who pays for what
* Seating divorced parents and making sure they get along
* Handling advice--and interference--from family, friends, in-laws, and perfect strangers
* Including children in a second wedding
* Answering the tough question: "Am I invited to the wedding?"
With special sections on:
* Theme weddings
* Military weddings
* Ethnic and religious customs
* Prenuptial agreements
* Vows
* Long-distance planning
* Charts on tipping, fashions and seating
* Photography and videography
* Music and deejays
* Invitations
* Flowers and cakes
* Interfaith ceremonies

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Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
March 2000

As wedding season approaches, many couples and families are preparing for the biggest event in their lives. Questions are sure to abound, especially since large, traditional weddings have become less common, and couples are looking for a more contemporary way to enter and celebrate the institution of marriage.

Deciding what is appropriate is more complicated today than it was 20 years ago: Rice is no longer PC because it hurts birds; the father of the bride does not always pay for the full wedding anymore; and the word "obey" has been almost completely eradicated from wedding vows. Bride's magazine has helped wedding planners with decisions about finances, religion, dresses, and more for more than 60 years, and its advice can apply to all kinds of weddings, both traditional and modern. With the publication of Bride's Book of Etiquette, brides, grooms, and their families get a collection of this advice in one package.

In this book, Millie Martini Bratten, editor in chief of Bride's, and the other editors of the magazine have put together the dos and don'ts of planning a wedding. The book covers all kinds of obvious and inconspicuous issues, from drawing up the guest list to choosing bridesmaids, from fashion advice to prenuptial agreements and wedding costs. Anyone planning a wedding can benefit from reading the words of wisdom and advice put together by this top-notch group of wedding experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399514968
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/19/1989
Edition description:
6th ed
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Bride's Magazine debuted in 1934 and is the longtime leader in the bridal publishing industry, both in circulation and pages of advertising.

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Bride's Book of Etiquette 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for every bride! From wedding customs to invitation rules, from bridal party roles to wedding clothes, I really learned a lot. This book helped me and my fiance as we plan our October wedding. We do as much as we can ourselves to meet our budget (printing invitations, addressing the envelopes, creating our programs, making our own favors, ideas for bouquets, cakes, dresses, etc) so we wanted a check-list and rule book. Bride's Book of Etiquette has it all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved learning about all the different cultural wedding traditions. You can take a little tradition from each culture and put it in your own unique wedding! The information in the book is up to date, and also completely explains how to handle tricky situations such as divorced parents, selecting your attendants without hurting feelings, etc. A MUST HAVE for any BRIDE TO BE like myself! ENJOY!