Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Why We Love Emily Post

Recently, one bride shared with me her best engagement present: Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette. In response to her reveal, I laughed, because that’s the one book that HJ advises all brides to purchase or borrow.

Although the world has changed a hundred times over since she first began dispensing advice, Emily Post’s still knows her etiquette. The etiquette-adviser-extraordinaire (now a brand name than an actual person) provides guidance on everything from who walks the mother-of-the-bride down the aisle to how to word an invitation for two sets of divorced parents that also honors a deceased grandparent.

Post’s Wedding Etiquette is intense, but any bride-to-be will undoubtedly find the pages fascinating. Most important, however, is the fact that the book provides brilliant ways and a world-renown backup source for saying “No” or “That’s not proper.” And sometimes, a bride just needs to be able to say "No."