How to insert humor into the often deadly dull prose that details wedding niceties? Ask Miss Manners’ daughter to coauthor the collection of advice; Chicago improvisational teacher Jacobina, along with her mom-author (Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, 1979) Judith, writes a disarmingly dry yet wonderfully funny account of the dos and don’ts for getting married. Every conceivable subject gets its space, including the absolutely right (and wrong) proposal, avoiding the “bridezilla” factor, coping with invitations, chief responsibilities of the parties in the wedding, and the three terrible ideas: weddings as (choose one) “my day,” fund-raiser, or show biz. A question-and-answer format usually follows each major block of content; it’s here where the authors let loose their humor. An amuse-bouche that, despite its humor, provides more than a dollop of great common sense. --Barbara Jacobs
Jacobina Martin teaches improvisational comedy at Chicago’s Second City and just married Ronald Kroll.
Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.
Great book! Plenty to laugh about but also lots of practical advice about real situations that must often arise with weddings and wedding planning. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Polly H.
More people should read this book when planning a wedding. It is funny and down right honest about how to not piss off your guests when planning your wedding. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mauve
I finally got tired of reading the same petty stuff repeatedly. The traditional rules of etiquette that Martin sometimes offered were terrific for me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judith
I love Miss Manners' advice overall, and this book is such a sane and down-to-earth (and witty!) treasure trove of sensible information. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paulette
My go-to engagement gift for girlfriends getting married. Helpful, funny, practical.
If nothing else, this book is sure to distract any mother of the bride who, with best... Read more
Very helpful - reminds one of all sorts of important things!Published 8 months ago by Jeanie Robinson-Pownall
very refreshing. this is my go-to resource. If you feel uncomfortable with all the talk of "branding" and "MY day" and all the incredible bull**** you are fed as... Read morePublished 9 months ago by LB