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Do I Have To Wear White?: Emily Post Answers America's Top Wedding Questions

3.22 of 5 stars 3.22  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  8 reviews
"I can't choose between my two best friends. Can I have two maids of honor?"

"My fiancé and I are considering a destination wedding. Are we obligated to cover our attendants' travel expenses?"

"Do we have to invite our guests' children to our wedding?"

"I'm still close to my ex-husband's parents. Would it be okay to invite them to my wedding?"

"How do my partner and I go about
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by William Morrow (first published 2008)
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Michelle Szetela
Even if I had read this before I got married, I'm not sure how much help it would have been. Doesn't anyone just plan their weddings for how they want them? Who cares who pays for what, or who does what? And no, it's not a valid reason for not having a bridesmaid/groomsman based on physical appearance, people.
Mar 20, 2015 Kaitlyn is currently reading it
I have no reason to read this book other than curiosity. I spotted it while I was checking in books at the library and decided to pick it up. It's interesting and informative if you're into that sort of thing.
The Q&A format made this wedding guide by famous ettiquite columnist Emily Post a quick and interesting read to learn about the traditions surrounding weddings and marriage, with a tone that neither dismisses the value of tradition nor demands that it be followed.
This book is a compilation of a wide variety of wedding etiquette questions that are often asked. If you want this advice in one spot, then get the book otherwise you can just google it.

Overall, I give this book a "Meh." She doesn't even answer the title question. Not that it really matters, but we can thank Queen Victoria for starting the white wedding dress and many other wedding-based trends that have given this industry the ability to up-sell brides-to-be for almost 2 centuries!
Sep 24, 2009 Amanda added it
Super quick read. What I got from this book:
- how to word the newspaper announcement
- how much to assign each budget category for the wedding budget
- who to tip and when
- the idea to skip the dj and play our music (we have better taste anyway)
- wording for the invitation (sent from us, not our parents-which gets too confusing with my hot mess of a family)
Very helpful. Answered a bunch of questions I had about weddings including how to word invitations to the duties of the wedding party. If you don't know all the wedding rules...I would definitely recommend this book!
Alissa Bach
3.75 stars. This one was helpful, but the tone was a bit uptight. And some of the answers about what's right and proper seemed a bit old-fashioned by today's standards.
Very helpful!
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Anna Post is Emily Post’s great-great-granddaughter. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear White? Emily Post Answers America’s Top Wedding Questions (Collins 2009), as well as Emily Post’s Wedding Parties: Smart Ideas for Stylish Parties, From Engagement to Reception and Everything in Between. She is the wedding etiquette expert for and Inside Weddings magazine. She speaks at bridal sh ...more
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