The increasing inclusion of Brides' Shops in department stores is symptomatic today's brides want sound and practical advice. This book supplements the aid the Brides' Shop can give by following, step by step, the procedure leading to the perfect wedding, whether it be formal or informal, a church wedding, a house wedding, a garden wedding or what have you (yes, even a military or naval wedding). From the announcement of the engagement through to the departure for the wedding trip, with efficiency, time and labor saving by forethought, budgeting, and good form. Trousseau, lines, household equipment, clothes, the wedding dress, the bridesmaids' dresses, the mothers' dresses, the flowers. , thank you notes. Music, flowers, decorations, food and drink. From rehearsal to recessional -- the responsibilities of ushers and man and bridegroom. Costs and who pays what. All there, and done with common and human.