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Something New: Wedding Etiquette for Rule Breakers, Traditionalists, and Everyone in Between

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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

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by Gallery Books (first published 2008)
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April
Jan 23, 2010 April rated it liked it
Shelves: weddings
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 ...more
Jamie
Jul 21, 2008 Jamie rated it it was ok
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.
Lauren
Aug 13, 2009 Lauren rated it really liked it
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.
Vonze (Yvonne)
Sep 15, 2010 Vonze (Yvonne) rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, wedding
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.
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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.
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Sarah
Mar 11, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wedding
A GREAT modern manners guide. This is/will be indespensible for me.
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Elise Mac Adam is a mother of two and writes for the Indie Etiquette column and the Indie Mother Blog for www.Indiebride.com. Her writing and interviews can also be seen in Real Simple, the New York Daily News, BusinessWeek, Martha Stewart Weddings, and more. She lives in New York City.
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