Miss Manners on (Painfully Proper) Weddings


By Judith Martin

Judith Martin, the doyenne of American etiquette experts, the woman who Cosmopolitan describes as “opinionated, astringent and hilarious”and who People magazine says writes “as if she had access to the stone tablets that Moses mislaid”, now turns her undivided attention to weddings. With weddings resembling a cross between the Oscars, the Super Bowl and the Miss America Pageant, and brides running roughshod over their loved ones and friends in their effort to achieve The Perfect Day, Miss Manners’ help comes not a moment too soon. This book sets out the real responsibilities and obligations of the friends and family of the bride, from the mother of the bride, to the maid of honor to the ushers, even to her stepfather. Subjects range from the engagement, the shower, and the invitations to the wedding party, the gifts, the reception, and the aftermath – advice that will make the run-up to the big day more pleasant for one and all,including the bride herself.

About the Author

Judith Martin is the author of the best selling Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciating Correct Behavior, Miss Manners’ Guide to Rearing Perfect Children,Miss Manners’ Guide for the Turn-of-the-Millennium, and Common Courtesy. She is also the author of two novels Style and Substance and Gilbert: A Comedy of Manners. She lives with her husband and two children in Washington, D.C.