Bride's Book of Etiquette (Revised) (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 31, 2002 - Self-Help - 352 pages
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Everyone dreams of the perfect wedding... And for nearly seven decades, Bride's magazine has been the leading authority on the subject, with advice that is both practical and sympathetic to the needs of the bride, the groom, their families and friends. Now in a completely revised edition, Bride's Book of Etiquette offers the most up-to-date information on engagement and wedding planning, and realistic solutions for any problem that couples may encounter. In this trusted classic, you'll find out:

How to draw up—and pare down—the guest list How to word invitations for every circumstance How to get his family to share wedding expenses, and who pays for what Where to seat divorced parents, and how to make sure they'll get along How to dress the bride, groom, mothers, and bridal party at every hour for every type of wedding Contemporary ideas for a long-weekend wedding, a destination wedding and more How to handle last-minute glitches, include children in a second wedding, and answer the tough question: "Am I invited to the wedding?" Registering on the Internet, the dos and don'ts Updated etiquette for a second wedding The new honeymoon rules—romantic trips in today's world


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The Sentimental Journey
The Destination Wedding
The Rush Wedding
The Military Wedding
Wedding of a Clergymember
The Double Wedding

Contemporary Customs
American Customs
International Customs
American Wedding Trends
The Shower
14 New Shower Ideas
Bridesmaids Parties
The Bachelor Party
The Bachelorette Party
Wedding Work Parties
The Wedding Breakfast
WhenDate and Time
WhereChoosing the Site
HowStyle and Formality
Visiting Your Clergymember
Planning an Interfaith Ceremony
Planning a Civil Ceremony
The Marriage License
The Marriage Certificate
Prenuptial Agreements
The Name Decision
Selecting Your Rings
Sharing Expenses
Hiring a Wedding Consultant
Wired Weddings
Planning LongDistance
If Someones Disabled
Hiring a Caterer
Choosing the Right Reception Site
Reception Menu
Reception Glossary
Wedding Tipping
Compiling Your Guest List
Printing Techniques
Working with a Stationer
Invitation Styles
Wording Invitations
Professional Titles
Military Titles
Addressing Envelopes
Quick Invitations
MoveableWedding Invitations
LongWeekend Wedding Invitations
Keeping Track of Responses
Recalling Invitations
Other Printing Needs
Reaffirmation of Vows
WeddingAnniversary Invitations
The Brides Role
The Grooms Role
The Honor Attendant s Role
The Best Mans Role
New Attendants Roles
The Bridesmaids and Ushers Roles
The Child Attendants Roles
The Mother of the Brides Role
The Father of the Brides Role
The Parents of the Grooms Roles
Shopping for Your Gown
Your Fashion Dilemmas
Sizing Your Gown
Fitting Your Gown
WeddingDress Glossary
Wearing an Heirloom Gown
Preserving Your Gown
Groom Attendants Fathers
Your Formalwear Dilemmas
Anatomy of a Tuxedo
Formalwear Sizing
Grooms Formalwear Glossary
Bridesmaids and Honor Attendants
Mothers of the Bride and Groom
Child Attendants
Questions for Clergy
Planning the Ceremony
Ceremony Readings
Unity Symbols
Writing Your Own Vows
Your Rehearsal
Seating Guests
Ceremony Countdown
The Procession
Your Ceremony Escort
Altar Procedures
The Wedding Program
The Recession
Religious Marriage Requirements
Eastern Orthodox
Islamic Muslim
Roman Catholic
The Interfaith Wedding
Religious Wedding Variations
The Outdoor Wedding
The Home Wedding
The Candlelight Wedding
Theme Weddings
Ethnic Weddings
More Ways to Wed
Announcing Your Engagement
Prewedding Parties
Planning Your Ceremony
Visiting Your Officiant
Invitations and Announcements
The Question of Names
Your Remarriage Wedding Dress
The Ceremony
Helping Your Children Adjust
The Reception
The Second Honeymoon
Handling Wedding Dilemmas
How to Avoid Problems with Vendors
Sticky Situations
Reception Timetable
The Receiving Line
The Guest Book
Wedding Toasts
The Wedding Cake
Cake Toppers
The Grooms Cake
Reception Entertainment
Wedding Pranks
The Bouquet and Garter Toss
Personalizing Your Reception
Religious Ceremony Music
Ceremony Choices
Hiring Musicians
Hiring a Disc Jockey
The Ceremony
The Reception
Music for Your Ceremony and Reception
Your Floral Agenda
Questions for Your Florist
Prayer Book Flowers
The White Bouquet
Floral Headpieces
Bridesmaids Blossoms
Childrens Blossoms
The Language of Flowers
Ceremony Flowers
Floral Styles
Reception Flowers
Your Floral Keepsakes
Your Bridal Portrait
Your Wedding Announcement
Wedding Photography
Wedding Videography
The Wedding Gift Registry
Common Gift Questions
Handling Typical WeddingGift Dilemmas
Protecting Your Presents
ThankYou Notes
Wording ThankYou Notes
Monogramming Gifts
Gifts for Attendants
ThankYou Gifts
Gifts for the Bride and Groom
Gifts That Reflect Your Heritages
Anniversary Gifts
Receiving an Invitation
Receiving an Announcement
The Wedding Gift
Dressing for the Wedding
Ceremony Procedures
Reception Rituals
Leaving the Reception
Staying at the Reception
Attending Postwedding Parties
Decorating the Car
Renting a Limousine
Having Your Friends Drive
The First Night
Traveling Together
Honeymoon Travel Plans
Honeymoon Countdown
Honeymoon Health
Travel Dilemmas
How to Pack
Travel Protocol
Coming Home
Newlywed Checklist
Why a Reaffirmation?
Reaffirmation Questions
Reaffirmation Preparation
Reaffirmation Invitations
Reaffirmation Attire
Reaffirmation Vows
Reaffirmation Rings
A Second Honeymoon

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Bride's Magazine debuted in 1934 and is the longtime leader in the bridal publishing industry, both in circulation and pages of advertising.

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