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The Modern Bride

Hints, Tips and Protocol to be Perfect on the Day

BrideYou have accepted the proposal, and now let us help to guide you through every step of the formalities and fun of wedding planning, from essential etiquette to flexible planning with a modern twist. Leading personal style tutor Emma Lane and former BBC presenter Diana Mather will take you step by step through all the stages necessary to ensure your big day is as special as can be. Designed to suit your personality, taste, age and budget, this is the essential guide for every bride.

Day One

Fundamental Facts and Etiquette Essentials
Engagement announcement, rings and celebration parties
Setting the date
Financial planning, division of labour and insurance issues
Guest lists and sticky wickets
Invitations, traditional vs on trend
Printing and forms of address

The Style of the Day
Format and tone
Event plans and planners – and how not to be a ‘Bridezilla’
The Mother of the Bride and contributions from family and friends
Wedding gifts and thank yous
Angels and Horrors (children)

Church vs Civil Ceremonies

Responsibilities and choosing your team

Seating plans
Style and decorations
Flowers, bouquets and buttonholes
Menus, drinks and wine pairing
Choosing a cake
Bridal showers and hen nights

The Big Day
Running Order and Master of Ceremonies/The Best Man
Formalities, transport, receiving lines
Toasts and speeches
‘Going Away’

Day Two

Personal Planning
How to select the ultimate outfits for you and your bridal party with stress-free shopping experiences ahead of the big day
How to choose gorgeous wedding purses, stunning wedding shoes and glamorous hairpieces to complete your regal bridal look
The perfect colour schemes and silhouettes that flatter and play up your assets
How to choose experts to help with hair and make-up


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