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Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding

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Today's brides are bombarded with wedding advice that promises perfection but urges achieving it through selfishness ("It's your wedding, and you can do whatever you like"), greed (choosing the presents that guests are directed to buy), and showing off ("This is your chance to show everyone what you're about"). Couples wishing to resist such pressure see elopement or a slapdash wedding as the only alternatives to a gaudy blowout. But none of these choices appealed to a bride who happened to have been brought up by Miss Manners. Judith Martin and her newlywed daughter, Jacobina, explain how to have a dignified ceremony and delightful celebration without succumbing to the now-prevalent pattern of the vulgar, money-draining wedding that exhausts families and exploits friends.

Synopsis:

Bride and mother-of-the-bride rebel against today's monster weddings and explain how weddings can be charming, affordable--and excruciatingly correct.

About the Author

Jacobina Martin teaches improvisational comedy at Chicago's Second City and just married Ronald Kroll.Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the "Miss Manners" columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393069143
Author:
Martin, Judith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Martin, Jacobina
Subject:
Weddings
Subject:
Wedding etiquette
Subject:
Weddings -- Planning.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Weddings
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Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.1 in 1.3 lb

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