A Gentleman Walks Down the Aisle: A Complete Guide to the Perfect Wedding Day

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Thomas Nelson Inc, May 2, 2011 - Reference - 224 pages
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He may not have been dreaming of this magical day since childhood, but a groom's role in his wedding is as important as his bride's. This guide will shape even the most baffled groom into a well-mannered gentleman, from engagement party to reception and every blessed event in between. Authors John Bridges and Bryan Curtis even offer advice for every male member of the wedding party. Fathers, groomsmen, ring bearers, and guests, take note! Bridges and Curtis have included everything a gentleman should know to skillfully assume his role at a wedding.

He will learn:

  • How not to propose
  • The truth about bachelor parties
  • Who pays for what
  • Tips for a pitch-perfect toast
  • How to calm an indignant mother-in-law
  • When to stay quiet and when to speak up
  • Dozens of phrases a gentleman should never utter
  • What to wear and when to wear it
  • The secret to a perfect thank-you note

Don't let the blur of tux fittings, place settings, family gatherings, and monogramming overwhelm the simple objective of a wedding. A Gentleman Walks Down the Aisle will help him understand the delicate art of being a man on one of life's most important days.

The groom and his fellow gentlemen may find themselves left to their own devices as the wedding day approaches, but their role is every bit as important as arranging the flowers or selecting the font for the wedding invitations. For the groom, the fathers of the bride and groom, the best man, the groom's attendants, and even the gentleman who participates in the celebration merely as a guest, this book explains what to do, where to stand, what to wear, and what to say.

 

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Contents

The Best Man Ushers and Groomsmen and Even the Ring Bearer
65
The Father of the Bride the Father of the Groom
101
A Gentleman Guest at a Wedding
135
What to Wear When to Wear It How to Wear It
167
10 Wedding Day Disasters and How to Avoid Them
191
Index
202
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John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times.

Bryan Curtis is an author and the president of Dance Floor Books. He is the author/coauthor and editor of more than 25 books, including My South, My Southern Food, Classic Wisdom for the Good Life, Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life, and the popular GentleManners series.

 

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