Anyone who’s planned a wedding has stumbled through a few “delicate” situations: A friend who wants to bring her baby to an adults-only reception, or a mother-in-law who buys a chartreuse dress to wear on your big day. (“It’s seafoam!” she claims.) There are countless volumes to school brides in wedding etiquette, but no one wants to read a thousand pages of fussy rules when there are dresses to try on and cakes to sample. Brides who would like just a bit of guidance should pick up a copy of Karen Bussen’s Simple Stunning Wedding Etiquette, which answers brides’ most common questions in just 126 beautifully designed pages. With “DOs and DON’Ts” lists and “Sticky Situation” charts, Karen (a New York City wedding planner) gives the straightforward advice brides need without a lot of fluff.
Brides who live in Florida can meet Karen this Wednesday at her Café Boulud book signing in Palm Beach. Stop by from 5:30 to 6:30 for refreshments and a complimentary consultation, and you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a copy Simple Stunning Wedding Etiquette.