From Library Journal
Whether it's the bride, the groom, or their parents who are divorced, this guide answers the many pesky questions that arise, covering everything from engagement announcements to placing feuding family, ex-relatives, and stepchildren in the receiving line and at the tables. Certainly, there is some overlap with general wedding books and books like Pamela Hill Nettleton's Getting Married When It's Not Your First Time (LJ 4/1/01). However, this book conveniently brings together a wide range of answers no matter which key person has been divorced. Woodham, an experienced columnist for Elegant Bride, is thorough; for example, she warns couples with divorced parents to nix the popular dance-game in which couples remain dancing according to their years of marriage. There's a unique chapter on renewing vows that includes some frank (and humorous) remarks on renewal ceremonies and anniversary parties. Chapters are divided into broad categories (attendants, guests, seating, names, etc.) and are arranged alphabetically, allowing one to flip to the appropriate chapter and skim the text for the answer. Recommended for public libraries. Bonnie Poquette, Shorewood P.L., WI
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Martha A. Woodham authored "The Bride Did What?!" Etiquette for the Wedding Impaired (Longstreet Press) and has been the wedding advice columnist for Elegant Bride magazine since 1987.