- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
Hi Bees. While researching a question, I discovered that Emily Post’s 1922 book “Etiquette” has the full text online here: http://www.bartleby.com/95/
Obviously this is not a gold standard anymore. But it’s a fascinating read. Some interesting (for me) parts:
* Even in 1922, the bride chose the bridesmaids’ attire and they paid for it. But Emily expresses disappointment that sometimes girls needed to decline due to cost.
* Invitiations to the church (ceremony) only were acceptable.
* It was “unsuitable” to have married bridesmaids and an unmarried MOH. (That one has me genuinely puzzled).
* She talks about “the wedding ring” (singular) – men’s wedding rings were uncommon.
* No mention of speeches or toasts at the wedding (I’m guessing that’s more a British thing, Emily Post being in the USA).
I think I’m going to be wasting a lot of time today…