Bride's Etiquette Guide: Etiquette Made Easy


Filled with helpful tips, wedding etiquette SOS, and common-sense advice, this companion to "The Bride's Thank You Guide" contains modern wedding do's and don'ts--from the engagement to the ceremony to thank-you letters.
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Filled with helpful tips, wedding etiquette SOS, and common-sense advice, this companion to "The Bride's Thank You Guide" contains modern wedding do's and don'ts--from the engagement to the ceremony to thank-you letters.
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If you don't know a lot about wedding protocol, don't worry -- The Bride's Etiquette Guide by Pamela A. Lach is a book of dos and don'ts for brides, providing sound advice when it comes to etiquette. The book really excels at answering questions about all of the awkward and confusing situations you can possibly imagine, as well as traditional advice on "doing the right thing" at your wedding. Lach also offers suggestions about the wording of wedding invitations, tips on introducing guests to one another at your wedding, and a wedding-speak glossary so you know what a stroller jacket, waistcoat, and four-in-hand are.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556522994
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela A. Lach has written three wedding books: Bride to Bride Book, The Bride’s Money Book, and The Bride’s Thank You Guide.

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Table of Contents

You've Only Just Begun vii
Chapter 1 What a Difference a Day Makes: Engagement 1
For Everything, A Reason: Engagement How-to 2
Ringing in the Social Graces: Ring Etiquette 3
Let the Word Go Forth Announcing the Engagement 4
The Best Is Yet to Come: The Engagement Celebration 10
Chapter 2 Getting There Is Half the Fun: Before the Wedding 11
Chapter 3 Some Assembly Required: The Wedding Party 17
Chapter 4 Are You Ready to Wear?: Attire 21
Can I Wear Velvet in July?: Bride Attire 22
Why Do I Have to Wear a Penguin Suit?: Groom Attire 24
Cultivating Affordable and Wearable Formalwear: Attendant Attire 25
Presentable Clothing: Patent Attire 27
Chapter 5 You Are Invited 29
Gather Ye Names While Ye May: The Guest List 30
The Honor of Their Presence: Invitations 34
Chapter 6 Practice Makes Perfect: Rohearsal 47
Rehearsal Dinner 48
Chapter 7 It's Not as Easy as It Looks: Who Does What When 51
Paying the Piper: Monetary Responsibilities 52
Birds of a Feather Attend Together: Attendant Responsibilities 55
Chapter 8 What It's All About: The Wedding Ceremony 59
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Marriage 60
Picking Their Perches: Ceremony Seating 63
You Can't Roller-skate in a Buffalo Herd: Processional and Recessional 66
Chapter 9 Decorating the Troops: Military Weddings 71
Chapter 10 Let the good Times Roll: The Reception 75
Pre-Party Primer 76
Stand by Your Man and Mom and Dad and ... The Receiving Line 78
Planned Seating Is Stress relieving 78
Speak Easy: Toasts 80
The Final Feast: The Reception Meal 81
You Put Your Left Foot in and Shake it All About: Dancing 83
Chapter 11 It's All in a Name 85
Words to Merge the Connections: Introductions 86
What a Difference a Name Makes: Titles 88
Chapter 12 Will You Receive? 91
When Presents Rain, They Pour Just Rewards: Showers 92
Perks and Benefits: Gift 93
Gratitude Attitude: Saying Thanks 96
Chapter 13 Finishing Touches: Miscellaneous Services 101
Garden of Earthly Joy: Howers 102
Picture Perfect 102
Production Values: Tips and Gratuities 103
Chapter 14 When Bad things Happen 105
Expect the Unexpected 106
It's All over But the Crying: The Broken Engagement 107
It Was a Dark and Stormy Day: The Canceled Wedding 107
Chapter 15 Adventures in good Form: Do-It-Yourself Etiquette 109
Mind Your Manners 110
Controversial Subjects 112
A Final Note 114
Wedding-Speak to English glossary 116
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  • Posted April 17, 2009

    Very helpful and well-written

    This is well organized and covers all kinds of details in an easy to read way. I found it useful and helpful and plan to buy copies for my friends as they become engaged.

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