Simple Stunning Wedding Etiquette: Traditions, Answers, and Advice from One of Today's Top Wedding Planners

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What?s the preferred way of wording your invitation? How should guests at the wedding dinner be seated? What do you say to people who ask to bring their (uninvited) children to the reception?or, scarier still, to your prospective mother-in-law when she picks out the World?s Ugliest Dress to wear on your big day?

Brides-to-be have a lot on their minds, including making sure that everything connected with the wedding is done the ?right way.? But nowadays few people are adequately ...

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Overview

What’s the preferred way of wording your invitation? How should guests at the wedding dinner be seated? What do you say to people who ask to bring their (uninvited) children to the reception—or, scarier still, to your prospective mother-in-law when she picks out the World’s Ugliest Dress to wear on your big day?

Brides-to-be have a lot on their minds, including making sure that everything connected with the wedding is done the “right way.” But nowadays few people are adequately schooled in the do’s and don’ts of proper etiquette—and that’s where Simple Stunning Wedding Etiquette comes to the desperately needed rescue.

This newest volume in Karen Bussen’s Simple Stunning Wedding series—whose four previous books total more than 130,000 copies in print—is the perfect marriage between the timeless and the new. Bussen celebrates the beloved rituals (cake-cutting, toasts) that are well worth preserving, while dispensing with outmoded rites (the garter toss) best left by the wayside. And Bussen’s guide goes beyond other wedding etiquette handbooks by dealing sensitively with the sometimes-fraught issues (divorced parents, second marriages, blending religious traditions) so crucial to contemporary wedding planning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584796497
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 963,712
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

KAREN BUSSEN has planned weddings to complement a wide variety of locations, budgets, and tastes, from celebrity-filled events to casual, intimate affairs. She has been featured on Inside Edition and other national and local television programs, and is the cooking and entertaining expert on the Do-It-Yourself Network series Home Made Easy. Bussen lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Simple Stunning Solutions: Handling Any Etiquette Situation     7
Rules of Engagement: Sharing the News with Family and Friends     13
Money Matters: Guidelines and Good Advice     21
Guest List and Bridal Party 101: Who, What, When, Wear?     31
Invitation Only: Design, Wording, and All the Details     51
Please and Thank You: Gift Registry, Favors, and Asking for Help     73
Satellite Celebrations: Wedding Showers and Other Festivities     79
The Ceremony: Blending Your Love, Traditions, and Beliefs     85
Party Perfect: Your Reception, from Start to Finish     101
Just Married: Newly-wediquette     113
Wit and Wisdom     118
Resource Guide     120
Acknowledgments     124
Index     125
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Good Source of Information

    This is a good source of information for all brides. The author explains how to handle the entire wedding, from the engagement to the honeymoon. I highly recommend this book for all brides, no matter how many times you have been married.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    Simple and Helpful!

    I love this wedding planner, i spent over 45 minutes looking through planners at my local B&N store, and i kept coming back to this one. The lists are simple, the advice is practical. Its easy to use, and its filled with A LOT of great advice. Not to mention the binder it comes in is adorable and doesn't scream 'BRIDEZILLA!.'

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