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Wedding Etiquette For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-58352-4
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288 pages
November 2009
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Introduction 1

Part I: Engaging in Proper Wedding Etiquette from the Start 5

Chapter 1: Incorporating Etiquette into Your Wedding 7

Chapter 2: Announcing Your Engagement with Elegance 13

Chapter 3: Tastefully Using Technology during Wedding Planning 31

Chapter 4: Deciding on Finances and Planning Responsibilities Upfront 39

Part II: The Main Event: Planning Your Ceremony and Reception 59

Chapter 5: Checking Out Ceremony Styles 61

Chapter 6: Nailing Down the Basics of Ceremony Protocol 77

Chapter 7: Perfecting Your Reception Plans 95

Part III: Working on Wedding Details with Your Manners Intact 113

Chapter 8: Putting Together Your Wedding Party 115

Chapter 9: Choosing Appropriate Wedding Attire and Doing So with Grace 135

Chapter 10: Assembling the Guest List 151

Chapter 11: Carefully Composing Your Invitations and Announcements 163

Chapter 12: Registering for Gifts and Giving Your Own 191

Chapter 13: Observing Etiquette Rules at Festivities before the Wedding 199

Part IV: Behaving on the Big Day and Beyond 209

Chapter 14: Minding Your Manners at the Ceremony 211

Chapter 15: Celebrating with Class at the Reception 231

Chapter 16: Acting Properly after the Wedding 245

Part V: The Part of Tens 253

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Working with Your Vendors and Wedding Planner 255

Chapter 18: Nearly Ten Guidelines for Getting Married the Second Time Around 259

Index 263

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