Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding

Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding

by Jacobina Martin, Judith Martin


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Bride and mother-of-the-bride rebel against today’s monster weddings and explain how weddings can be charming, affordable—and excruciatingly correct.

Today’s brides are bombarded with wedding advice that promises perfection but urges achieving it through selfishness (“It’s your wedding, and you can do whatever you like”), greed (choosing the presents that guests are directed to buy), and showing off (“This is your chance to show everyone what you’re about”). Couples wishing to resist such pressure see elopement or a slapdash wedding as the only alternatives to a gaudy blowout. But none of these choices appealed to a bride who happened to have been brought up by Miss Manners. Judith Martin and her newlywed daughter, Jacobina, explain how to have a dignified ceremony and delightful celebration without succumbing to the now-prevalent pattern of the vulgar, money-draining wedding that exhausts families and exploits friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393069143
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/11/2010
Pages: 295
Sales rank: 532,336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jacobina Martin teaches improvisational comedy at Chicago’s Second City and just married Ronald Kroll.

Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.

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Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I thought having Jacobina Martina, a comedy wrier, would bring a normal prose to Miss Manners' style of writing. I was wrong. The book is just like her column, written in the third person, too obviously "clever" in her choice of names, addresses, etc. I was looking for a way to have a simple, dignified wedding. It was difficult to find the information, having to dig through the question/answer style, although once I found it, it was helpful. It could have been written simply, in a dignified manner, like her title indicated. Instead it was filled with her "special" self-deprecating humor, which filled the pages with useless words and wasted my time.