Vintage advice on how to plan a great wedding. From Emily Post, 1922.

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  • When There are no Ushers or Bridesmaids
    on Oct 16, 2012 in Bridesmaids The Wedding Party Ushers
    From "Our Deportment", by John H. Young, 1881. When there are no bridesmaids or ushers the marriage ceremonials at the church are as follows: The members of the bride's family proceed to the church before the bride, who follows with her mother. Th...
  • Free Best Man Speeches
    on Sep 4, 2012 in Best Man
    Here's a link to an interesting website that is giving away "best man" speeches. Use this to get started with some ideas on how to best give a speech, and personalize these to your particular bride and groom. Enjoy! -- The Editor
  • The Duties of the Best Man
    on Aug 22, 2012 in Best Man
    His first actual duty is that of packer and expressman; he must see that everything necessary for the journey is packed, and that the groom does not absent-mindedly put the furnishings of his room in his valise and leave his belongings hanging in the...
  • The Bridesmaids
    on Jan 15, 2012 in Bridesmaids The Wedding Party
    Although the number of bridesmaids is entirely a matter of choice, it is the fashion at an elaborate church wedding to have not less than five nor more than ten. A maid or matron of honor, two little pages or flower girls, and, if it is desired, a th...
  • The Church Wedding
    on Jan 15, 2012 in Consultations
    The bride and groom decide between them the church where they wish the wedding to take place and the clergyman whom they wish to officiate. When there is no religious difference between the couple the matter is a very simple one and the church which...
  • How to Handle Long Engagements
    on Jan 13, 2012 in Engagements
    Unless the engaged couple are both so young, or by temperament so irresponsible, that their parents think it best for them to wait until time is given a chance to prove the stability of their affection, no one can honestly advocate a long-delayed mar...
  • Engaged Couple In Public
    on Feb 16, 2010 in Engagements
    There is said to be still preserved somewhere in Massachusetts a whispering reed through the long hollow length of which lovers were wont to whisper messages of tenderness to each other while separated by a room's length and the inevitable chaperonag...
  • The Engagement Ring
    on Jul 5, 2009 in Engagements
    It is doubtful if he who carries a solitaire ring enclosed in a little square box and produces it from his pocket upon the instant that she says "Yes," exists outside of the moving pictures! As a matter of fact, the accepted suitor usually consults h...
  • Who Should be Bridesmaids
    on Feb 23, 2009 in Bridesmaids
    The bridesmaids should include the unmarried sisters of the bride; but it is considered an anomaly for an elder sister to perform this function. The pleasing novelty for several years past, of an addition to the number of bridesmaids varying from two...
  • Bridesmaids And Ushers' Dinner
    on Aug 23, 2008 in Bridesmaids The Wedding Party Ushers
    If a wedding is being held in the country, or where most of the bridesmaids or ushers come from a distance, and they are therefore stopping at the bride's house, or with her neighbors, there is naturally a "dinner" in order to provide for the visitor...
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