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.