Post # 1
Just curious.. for those of you choosing to use Emily Post’s Etiquette guide, did you purchase the exclusive wedding edition, or the more comprehensive etiquette guide to use after the wedding too (when sending thank yous, hosting dinner parties, etc.)??
Post # 3
I have the complete Etiquette and I think it’s a great resource. I got most of my wedding etiquette answers from the web and even altered (updated) the traditional way of doing things to fit my situation. You can browse through both books and decide what suits you best!
Post # 4
I just got the wedding one for now. I wanted to stay relevant… and I haven’t used it at all. The internet is just too convenient for me to reference her book. Especially when it’s her advice that’s online! 🙂
Post # 5
I love the Complete Etiquette book. I reference it constantly. It’s super clear and the index is very usable for when you’ve got a quick question.
Post # 6
I have the wedding one — it kind of sucks, to be truthful. It’s more like another wedding book and less like an etiquette guide. For instance, it has very little information on how to properly address (or word) an invitation, and lots of information on what to look for in a florist, what kind of wedding flowers to buy, whether a band or a dj better suits your needs. It wasn’t at all what I was looking for. I’ve heard that the complete etiquette book is much better.
And even though this isn’t what you were asking for I REALLY recommend Miss Manners on (Painfully Proper) Weddings. It’s basically her entire wedding philosophy in a couple hundred easy-reading, humorous pages. This means that even if your specific question isn’t addressed you can pretty much tell what she would have to say about it. This is a book that has provided endless comfort to me whenever I have had a difficult wedding-related descision to make.