The New Book of Wedding Etiquette: How to Combine the Best Traditions with Today's Flair (Google eBook)
Modern-Day Weddings with Grace and Style
Wedding ceremonies are still about love and romance, a special moment that creates a beautiful and everlasting union. But not everything related to weddings stays the same over the years. Etiquette evolves, rules change. And who can keep up with all of today's complicated family issues? With the help of this book, you can stay on top of it all and learn how to combine timeless wedding traditions with the latest trends and social styles. Inside, you'll discover the secrets of having a beautiful, contemporary event full of fabulous elegance while at the same time satisfying the varied needs of friends and family. Included are etiquette tips and hints for every step of the planning process and answers to today's trickiest wedding situations, including:
·How to handle unique family situations
·Who pays for each aspect of the wedding
·When the bride has a best man and the groom has a maid of honor
·And much, much more!
You'll also find answers to frequently asked questions, do's & don'ts, and personal reflections, plus ideas for traditional and nontraditional weddings. This modern-day etiquette companion is the perfect wedding-planning partner. Now, you can relax and enjoy preparing for your special day!
"An outstanding resource for anyone planning a wedding! Shaw's advice is concise, on target, in good taste, and always full of dry humor."
—Carolyn Shepard-Baehre, AIFD, president, Carolyn Shepard Design Group
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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THE GUEST LIST
Going Broke Over Wedding Showers
SHOWERS AND SECOND WEDDINGS
WITH THIS RING
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK EARLY ON
Divorced Parents and Money
How to Save When the Bride and Groom Pay
SETTING THE STAGE
THE DAY OF THE WEEK
THE CEREMONY SITE
THE RECEPTION SITE
One Wedding One Reception One Party
PROPER DRESS FOR A VERY FORMAL DAYTIME WEDDING
PROPER DRESS FOR A VERY FORMAL EVENING WEDDING
PROPER DRESS FOR A FORMAL DAYTIME WEDDING
PROPER DRESS FOR A FORMAL EVENING WEDDING
ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID
Obligation or Interrogation?
THE OUT CLAUSE
LONGLOST FRIENDS AND EXFRIENDS
ATTENDANTS AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE
THE BEST MAN GROOMSMEN AND USHERS
Bridesmaids Hairdos and Tattoos
THE BRIDE ANDOR GROOMS CHILDREN IN THE WEDDING PARTY
MAIDMATRON OF HONOR
THE HONOUR OF YOUR PRESENCE
WHOM TO INVITE
THE BACKUP GUEST LIST
INCLUDING OR EXCLUDING CHILDREN
Inviting Gay and Lesbian Couples
FIT TO PRINT
NOT SO FORMAL
PRINTED REPLY CARDS
MAPS AND DIRECTIONS
INVITATIONS TO BOTH THE WEDDING AND RECEPTION
INVITATIONS TO THE RECEPTION ONLY
DIVORCED AND REMARRIED PARENTS
BRIDE AND GROOM ISSUING THEIR OWN INVITATIONS
WHEN THE GROOMS FAMILY HOSTS THE WEDDING
INVITATIONS TO A DOUBLE WEDDING
Children Issuing Invitations
THE CENTER OF ATTENTION
THANK YOU NOTES
RETURNING WEDDING GIFTS
The Gift Table
GIFTS AND THE CANCELED WEDDING
WHO THROWS A SHOWER?
WHEN TO THROW A SHOWER
ORDER OF SERVICE CHRISTIAN CEREMONY
ORDER OF SERVICE JEWISH CEREMONY
SEATING FOR EXFAMILY MEMBERS
The Seating of Mothers and Grandmothers
SUGGESTIONS FOR THE PRELUDE
SUGGESTIONS FOR DURING THE CEREMONY
Vow Renewal Ceremonies
SEATING FOR A DOUBLE WEDDING
THE PLATED OR SITDOWN DINNER
THE PLATED LUNCHEON
THE BUFFET MEAL
HEAVY HORS DOEUVRES BUFFETS
METHODS OF SERVICE
SETTING THE TABLE
GUM PASTE MARZIPAN AND SPUN SUGAR ICING
BEER AND WINE BARS
ASSIGNED TABLES AND ASSIGNED SEATS
Can We Charge for Liquor?
FEUDING RELATIVES AND OTHER INEVITABILITIES
LATE RSVPS AND SEATING
BANDS AND RIDERS
MASTERS OF CEREMONIES
ROSES ARE RED
CHOOSING INSEASON BLOOMS
The Meaning of Flowers
THE BRIDES BOUQUET
FLOWERS FOR MOTHERS
FOR THE RECEPTION
HOLD THAT POSE
COLOR VERSUS BLACK AND WHITE
THE PACKAGE DEAL
Who Pays for Parents Albums?
A NIGHT ON THE TOWN
WHO IS INVITED?
FOR THE GENTLEMEN
FOR THE LADIES
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CEREMONY REHEARSAL?
WHO SHOULD NOT ATTEND THE CEREMONY REHEARSAL?
WHAT TIME TO REHEARSE?
MEETING WITH A WEDDING DIRECTOR
BRIDES AND GROOMS AND THE REHEARSAL
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
OUTOFTOWN GUESTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Rehearsal Dinner Complications
HERE COMES THE BRIDE
Should There Be a Receiving Line?
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
How Much Wedding Cake?
Presenting the Bouquet to Grandmother
When to Leave the Reception
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