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June’s coming up. Here’s the base line for weddings. Theologically speaking, the ceremony is performed by the couple. Queen Victoria wore the first specialized white dress. Earlier, women wore something that could be used later for other celebrations. Home weddings are a genteel alternative to a big production, as are handwritten invitations.
It’s not cool to admit consulting an etiquette book, but if your family is small, or you don’t get married very often, get the interested parties together and choose one to use as a referee. Miss Manners encourages her “gentle readers” to get real about weddings.
A popular Tacoma venue burned last week, and a reporter interviewed a man standing in a dinner jacket outside the substitute space. The groom commented that he would gladly get married in the parking lot, because other things were more important. Too bad he’s taken.
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