WEDDING MANNERS FOR MODERN TIMES FROM THE ETIQUETTE EXPERT FOR THE POPULAR WEDDING WEBSITE INDIEBRIDE In Something New, etiquette columnist Elise Mac Adam tackles every wedding question, from the frivolous to the frightful, demonstrating how etiquette is designed to make people feel comfortable and offering a road map for how to behave in any sticky situation...even how WEDDING MANNERS FOR MODERN TIMES FROM THE ETIQUETTE EXPERT FOR THE POPULAR WEDDING WEBSITE INDIEBRIDE In Something New, etiquette columnist Elise Mac Adam tackles every wedding question, from the frivolous to the frightful, demonstrating how etiquette is designed to make people feel comfortable and offering a road map for how to behave in any sticky situation...even how to deal with people who, themselves, could use a little remedial etiquette assistance. Mac Adam offers easy cheat sheets for the rules of traditional comportment, elaborates on ways to manipulate or jettison traditions to suit your modern life, and -- using real-life case studies -- shows etiquette at work in practically every nuptial-related circumstance, including: • What do you do if your best man is dog phobic and the ring bearer is your bride's Alaskan malamute? • HOW MANY BRIDAL SHOWERS IS TOO MANY? • HOW DO YOU COMPOSE AN INVITATION THAT MENTIONS ALL OF YOUR PARENTS AND STEPPARENTS? • CAN YOU DECLINE THE HONOR OF BEING A BRIDESMAID AND PRESERVE YOUR FRIENDSHIP? • CAN YOU REGISTER FOR PRESENTS IF YOU ELOPE? • WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE REHEARSAL DINNER GUEST LIST? • WHAT IS THE PROTOCOL WHEN ONE FAMILY DRINKS (A LOT) AND THE OTHER DOESN'T (AT ALL)? • CAN YOU HAVE A CHILD-FREE WEDDING? • WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR HOSTS FORGET TO INVITE YOUR WIFE? • DO YOU HAVE TO INVITE YOUR BOSS? Exploring the nuptial maze from every angle, Something New demonstrates how everyone involved with a wedding (and even people who are left out) can use etiquette to suit his or her needs -- for better, never for worse....
|Title||:||Something New: Wedding Etiquette for Rule Breakers, Traditionalists, and Everyone in Between|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Something New: Wedding Etiquette for Rule Breakers, Traditionalists, and Everyone in Between Reviews
This was an interesting book to skim through. Elise Mac Adam used to be a columnist on wedding etiquette so each chapter contains some of the actual letters she received and responded to. From the hilarious ("our bridesmaid made us buy her a dress 1 size too small because she planned to lose weight - she has actually gained weight") to the frightening ("the mother of the groom is planning to wear a wedding dress to her son's wedding") will make you feel a lot better about whatever minor anxiety you might have about your own impending nuptials.
Not a bad book - certainly more entertaining than most etiquette texts - but not as "offbeat" as I'd hoped. A great book for figuring out what to do with arguing divorced parents, hiding a tattoo, or your sibling's unruly offspring, but not for figuring out how to get your taxidermist cousin to sit comfortably next to your queer polyamourous friends during your hand-fasting ceremony with vegan buffet.
It may sound stodgy to read a wedding etiquette book, but Mac Adam does a great job of making it funny and bearable. The author is both frank and friendly as she lays out the facts about the weird world of wedding etiquette. The book will help me avoid a few missteps and she makes the great point that sometimes traditions and etiquette can offer much-needed rules and lines in the sand when dealing with the strangest of situations.
Useful book for brides-to-be. This book covers a lot of issues dealing with family members, bridal party, who to invite, what to wear, who pays, etc. Basically lets a bride and groom know which wedding rules guests don't care if you break and which wedding rules people get upset about and why and what to do about it.
A GREAT modern manners guide. This is/will be indespensible for me.
I didn't really read it that much. It looks like it would be good but I've read so many that I didn't see a point of reading another.