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The New Book of Wedding Etiquette: How to Combine the Best Traditions with Today's Flair [Paperback]

By Jan Wilson (Author), Beth Wilson Hickman (Joint Author) & Kim Shaw (Author)
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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

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  • Library Journal - 04/01/2001 page 127

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Three Rivers Press
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 17, 2001
Publisher   Three Rivers Press
ISBN  0761525416  
ISBN13  9780761525417  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kim Shaw is a wedding expert and the president of Moonlight & Magnolia, which offers wedding and special-event planning services. She is also a featured columnist for She lives with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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1Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Weddings > Etiquette
2Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Weddings > General
3Books > Subjects > Reference > General

Reviews - What do customers think about The New Book of Wedding Etiquette: How to Combine the Best Traditions with Today's Flair?

Wedding Planning For REAL People  Dec 28, 2001
FINALLY! A book that doesn't assume I work as a designer for Martha Stewart Weddings. It offers guidance to all with such wonderful common sense (which I've found all TOO uncommon in today's wedding guides!) This book does not tell the bride that she can do anything she wants becasue after all it's HER day. Ms. Shaw comes straight to the point and tells you the truth. Just like a best friend. Only this best friend knows exactly how to word the invitations and seat the groom's family. And this book is actually funny! The examples of faux pas are excellent reminders of just how ridiculous and childish people can get when it comes to weddings. This book will help you make your day special, AND help you expertly manage the delicate situations that will surely arise along the way. Above all, its humor will remind you that weddings are supposed to be fun. This is a great gift for a bride-to-be.
A great reference book for everyone involved in a wedding`  Nov 25, 2001
I am getting married in July and my sister is getting married in August. She is my maid of honor and I will be her matron of honor. She bought a lot of wedding ettiquette/planning books that we have both been consulting, and this is by far the best. The author has obviously been involved in planning many weddings, from the most elaborate to the most simple, and she offers great advice. A must-read for the bride who wants as many personal touches as possible, but also wants to know what's acceptable -- and what's not. A very funny read, as well!
Witty and Helpful Book  Sep 20, 2001
This wedding book is very well done. The best part of the book is the fact that it uses humor. In an age when weddings have become the focus of obsessive mothers and brides that are out of touch with reality, Shaw uses humor to foucs on keeping the wedding tasteful and nice. The book is full of tons of practical advice. The use of humor makes it very readable for grooms!

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