I do! I do!: The Origins of 100 Classic Wedding Traditions
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I do! I do!: The Origins of 100 Classic Wedding Traditions [Hardcover]

Susan Waggoner
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December 6, 2002
Why do brides wear pearls? Why does the groom need a best man at his side? The origins of these and countless other bridal customs are delightfully unraveled in I Do! I Do!. Steeped in wedding lore and gorgeously illustrated with collectible art from Victorian times through the 1950s, I Do! I Do! is a must-buy for anyone planning a wedding. From the hope chest to the honeymoon, the veil to the vows, this keepsake explains the significance of dozens of classic wedding traditions and provides a wealth of inspiring ideas.

Among the topics discussed are:
The Engagement Ring
The Invitation
The Language of Flowers
The Wedding Cake
The Bouquet
The Bridal Shower
The Rehearsal Dinner
Traditional Anniversary Gifts

A charming reference brimming with pretty-as-a-bride vintage illustrations, I Do! I Do! is the perfect gift for every bride-to-be.

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About the Author

Susan Waggoner is the author of several books, including Vintage Cocktails, Nightclub Nights, and The Old-Time, Blue Ribbon Gardener's Handbook. She lives in New York.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (December 6, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847824330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847824335
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read for Wedding History January 4, 2011
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I love this book. I buy it for everyone I know as an engagement present. I find it so interesting to read about the traditions we follow and we have no idea why. Things like why diamonds? Why white? Why the groom stands on the right? Why groomsmen? Why showers? All these questions get answered and it is beautifully illustrated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to pass on! March 18, 2014
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I purchased this book for myself and then again for a friend. It's filled with amazing information about wedding traditions, most of which I didn't know! It's a great book to give as a gift. It's hardcover, and solid. Great vintage inspired illustrations inside! I bought it for my own wedding where my 2 year old daughter was the flower girl, and I will be passing mine down to her when she gets married. :)
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This book is a lovely book. Full of fun facts, great pictures and prose that is a quick read, it makes for a delightful afternoon of reading.
I was really glad to find out the origins of so many of the traditions that brides and grooms get to honor or disregard when they tie the knot.
Makes a great wedding shower gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short Read, Learned a Lot May 6, 2013
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It's an informative read that I got through in a few days. I picked it up because I just got engaged, but I enjoyed it more for the learning experience than what I could apply to my wedding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another fun Susan Waggoner book! February 13, 2011
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There is a lot of interesting traditions explained in "I DO!" If you like Susan Waggoner books you'll love this!
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