Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette

ISBN-10: 0060745045
ISBN-13: 9780060745042
Edition: 5th
Authors: Peggy Post
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List price: $27.95
Edition: 5th
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

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, samesex 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.

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is Associate Professor of Religion at Emory University and author of Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India.Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times .

Acknowledgments
Before You Begin: The Heart of Your Wedding
Keeping the Joy in the Process
Family Matters
21st-Century Wedding Trends
The Wedding That's Just Right for You
Engagement Etiquette
Making It Official
Sharing the Good News
Getting Families Together
Newspaper Announcements
The Engagement Party
The Engagement Ring
If Parents Disapprove
If Children Disapprove
When It Doesn't Work Out
The Big Decisions: Turning Dreams into Reality
What Are Your Wedding Dreams?
The Primary Decisions
The Second-Level Decisions
The Third-Level Decisions
Choosing Wedding Rings
Planning the Honeymoon
Commitment Ceremonies
Theme Weddings
Destination Weddings
Expenses and Other Practicalities
Who Pays?
Traditional Division of Costs
Determining a Budget
Tips on Tipping
All About Contracts
Marriage Legalities
The Who, What, When, and Where of Getting Married
Premarital Counseling
Name Changes
Pre- and Post Nuptial Contracts
Wills and Finances
Wedding Insurance
What's a Groom to Do?
A Win-Win Collaboration
Planning Together, from the Top
Deciding Who Does What
A Groom's Traditional Duties
Wedding Day Responsibilities of the Groom
Coordinating Wedding Weekend Extras for Guests
Gifts from the Groom
The Groom's Toast
After the Wedding
Attendants
Choosing Your Attendants
Keeping Everyone Up to Speed
Attendants' Duties and Responsibilities
Family, Friends, and a Carefully Planned Guest List
Guest List Survival Guide
Nuts and Bolts: The Guest List
Trimming an Overambitious Guest List
Organizing a Carefully Planned Master Guest List
All About Children
Out-of-Town Guests
Guest Etiquette
The Good Guest's Pledge
Invitation Etiquette
Timing for Ordering and Mailing
Invitation Styles
Invitation Wording
Sample Invitations
Wedding Announcements
All About Envelopes
Insertions
Stuffing the Envelopes
A Change in Plans
Invitation Do's
Invitation Don'ts
Miscellaneous Stationery Items
Newspaper Wedding Notice
Gifts of Love
Gift Registries
All About Wedding Gifts
Wedding-Celebration Gifts
Monogramming Gifts
Displaying Wedding Gifts
Exchanging and Returning Gifts
The Importance of "Thank You"
The New Wedding Helper: Technology
The Etiquette of E-Mail
When Not to Use E-Mail
When E-Mail Is Appropriate
Assembling Your E-Mailing List
On-line Gift Registries
Creating Your Own Wedding Web Site
Wedding Celebrations
Wedding Showers
Bridesmaids' Luncheon
Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
And the Party Never Ends
The Wedding Rehearsal
The Rehearsal Dinner
Wedding-Night Afterglow
Morning-After Gathering
Another Wedding Celebration: A Belated Reception
Planning the Ceremony
First Things First
Nuts and Bolts: Questions to Ask at the Ceremony Site
Personalizing the Ceremony
Religious Ceremonies
Commitment Ceremonies
Military Weddings
Civil Ceremonies
Double Weddings
Reaffirmation of Vows
Multicultural Weddings
The Universality of Love and New Traditions
More Traditions from Around the World
Encore Weddings
Ten Guidelines to a Joyous Encore Wedding
Essential Etiquette for Encore Weddings
Invitations for Encore Weddings
Gifts, the Second Time Around
Encore Ceremony Ideas
Attire, the Second Time Around
The Wedding Party, the Second Time Around
Showers, the Second Time Around
Wedding Attire
The Wedding Gown
The Bride's Accessories
Bridesmaids' Attire
Clothes for Young Attendants
The Groom and His Attendants
Mothers and Fathers of the Wedding Couple
Attire for the Military Wedding
Planning the Reception
Reception Decisions
Forming a Successful Partnership
Finding the Perfect Place
A World of Receptions
Planning the Wedding Feast
Serve It Up: Types of Reception Service
Do You Need a Caterer?
Selecting the Caterer for You
The Wedding Drinks
The Fine Art of Seating Arrangements: Who Sits Where?
Planning Transportation
Flowers for Your Wedding
How to Choose Your Flowers
Wedding Flowers Checklist
Floral Themes
Selecting the Florist for You
Nuts and Bolts: Questions for the Florist
Flowers for the Ceremony
Flowers for the Reception
Flowers for the Bride and Her Attendants
Flowers for the Groom and His Attendants
Flowers for Children
Let There Be Music!
Music at the Ceremony
The Order of Ceremony Music
Music at the Reception
Helping the Musicians Help with Your Reception
Selecting the Musicians for You
Nuts and Bolts: Questions for the Reception Musicians
Photography and Videography
Photography: What's Your Style?
Selecting the Photographer for You
Nuts and Bolts: Questions for the Photographer
Getting the Photographs You Want
Videography: What's Your Style?
Selecting the Videographer for You
Nuts and Bolts: Questions for the Videographer
Getting the Footage You Want
The Wedding Cake
New Trends in Wedding Cakes
Cost
Cake Bakers
Cake Vocabulary
Working with the Baker
The Wedding Cake Display
The Art of Cutting the Cake
At the Ceremony
Getting Ready
Seating Family
The Ceremony
The Celebration Begins
At the Reception
From Here to There
The Etiquette of the Receiving Line
Toasts
Blessing the Meal
Dancing
Closing Activities
After the Wedding: From This Day Forward
Storing Wedding Attire
Thank-Yous
Selecting Wedding Pictures
The Two of You: Life After the Honeymoon
Best Advice from Newly Married Brides and Grooms
Anniversaries
Renewal of Vows
Index

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