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              Product Description-Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette
      The classic indispensable, comprehensive guide to creating the wedding of your dreams. Today's weddings are more
complicated than ever, with new traditions replacing old, and new relationships to consider as family life grows more complex. In
     this new edition, Peggy provides sensible solutions to wedding questions old and new, showing how to manage the big
  decisions and the little details with tact, consideration and confidence–– leaving you free to enjoy all of the happy times along
   the way! With new chapters on the groom's involvement and incorporating today's technology into your wedding plans, plus
   updates and expansions on destination weddings, same–sex unions, wedding expenses, and more, the 5th edition answers
 every couple's contemporary questions. And Peggy Post continues to provide the tried and true guidelines every couple needs
   for a memorable wedding, from announcing the engagement, to budgeting for the ceremony and reception, to choosing the
         perfect caterer, florist, photographer and music–– and bringing it all off with minimum stress and maximum style.

     What makes a perfect wedding? "[The bride] and the groom both look as though there were sunlight behind their eyes, as
though their mouths irresistibly turned to smiles," wrote Emily Post in 1922's Etiquette. Great-granddaughter-in-law Peggy Post,
  author of the fourth edition of Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, absolutely agrees with Miss Emily. To ensure those bright eyes
  and smiles, she imparts thoughtful and commonsensical advice on how to plan for not just your wedding, but for all the social
     and familial obligations and traditions that a wedding entails. Unlike many wedding manuals, Post includes advice for the
 "encore" bride as well as for the new bride. In this day of remarriages and blended families, tact and strategy are often needed
       to make sure feelings aren't hurt and everything runs as smoothly as possible. A chapter on multicultural and interfaith
marriages addresses differing world traditions and how they can be incorporated into a touching ceremony that makes both the
      couple and their families happy. If you are unsure of who is supposed to do what, Post gives you clear instruction, often
  including a flow chart that delineates the responsibilities of all people involved in the wedding party (bride's parents throw the
      engagement party, best man returns the tuxes, flower girl's family pays for her outfit). Throughout Emily Post's Wedding
Etiquette are sidebars with questions asked of Post regarding an amazing array of wedding-related conundrums ("My daughter's
   fiancé wants to follow his family's tradition of having a money tree at the wedding. I personally find this distasteful; can I say
   so?"). This is a great book to find the answers for all those sticky questions. All involved in the wedding process should leaf
                              through, get their bearings, smile, and then forge ahead. --Dana Van Nest



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Customer Reviews:
57 of 57 people found the following review helpful

Excellent Single-Source Wedding Book, March 13, 2002 By njbookworm (New Jersey)
This review is from: Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette: Cherished Traditions and Contemporary Ideas for a Joyous Celebration
(4th Edition) (Hardcover) If you only plan on buying *one* wedding guide book, this should be it. Peggy Post addresses almost
every aspect of wedding etiquette in this hefty book. Although you can find most of this information on Internet sites, Peggy Post
does a fantastic job of compiling wedding information in one easy-to-use volume.Book highlights include:- Exhaustively
Thorough Invitation Section(Example: Outlines specific language you should use if the bride's divorced/remarried parents are
jointly hosting the wedding.)- Engagement Outline(Example: Gives recommendations for who the happy couple should tell,
when, & how.)- Guest Information(Example: Discusses gift giving, response cards, etc.)Peggy Post does an excellent job of
conveying information without sounding preachy. She offers recommendations instead of barking standards.In addition to being
a great planning tool, this book is also quite lovely! As such, it would make a beautiful engagement gift.Highly...



25 of 25 people found the following review helpful Invaluable, July 1, 2003 By Steven Park (Lansdowne, VA)
This review is from: Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette: Cherished Traditions and Contemporary Ideas for a Joyous Celebration
(4th Edition) (Hardcover) An invaluable book to avoid potential wedding/social faux pas. Has guidance from invitations to thank
you letters and everything in between. If you're wanting more value for the money, I would suggest "Emily Post's Etiquette (16th
Edition or latest)" as it covers wedding (albeit not as detailed), social and business etiquette areas.

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful

Refreshing and Most Practical, December 4, 2001 By A Customer
This review is from: Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette: Cherished Traditions and Contemporary Ideas for a Joyous Celebration
(4th Edition) (Hardcover) I had read an older version of the Emily Post that was in our library. I reluctantly borrowed this the
2001 one from a friend. I learned so much that I decided I couldnt live without my own. There was so much more practical
attention to the diversity of ceremony styles and one of the few books that appreciated that not all people have parents paying
megabucks and planning their wedding. I loved the expanded advice for reception and apparell and having kids
tables-definately plan on using that idea.

				
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