Author(s): Francesca Beauman
Have you ever wondered about the average age of brides 500 years ago or what to do if you get a spot on your chin the night before the wedding? Are you familiar with the marriage customs of the Na people of south-west China or the etiquette of the placement? Do you know what Queen Victoria's wedding day was like? Or whether you are legally allowed to marry your Brother's Daughter's Husband? Wonder no more! Within these pages you will find all you need to know (and a few things you don't) in order to enter into the dizzying, daring dance that is a modern marriage. Discover intelligent, funny and eclectic advice on everything from how to waltz to what to do if a swarm of bees attacks your reception, and marvel at the mechanics of the human heart as well as the ingredients of a seventeenth-century Bride's Pye. From the totally frivolous to the deeply serious, from the cultural to the historical, from champagne consumption in the Yemen to celebrity wedding dress designers, How to Wear White is the essential addition to every twenty-first-century bride's trousseau. True, you may not ever need to know the names of all of Elizabeth Taylor's spouses or how to say 'My husband' in Norwegian, but isn't it fabulous that you do?
An intelligent, funny and eclectic guide to everything a twenty-first-century bride needs to know, from the author of How to Crack an Egg with One Hand
Praise for How to Crack an Egg with One Hand: 'Tremendous fun, and a really refreshing take on new-mother guides' Kate Long, author of The Bad Mother's Handbook 'When any of my friends are next with child this is the book I will thrust at them - I wish I had written it myself' Camilla Morton, author of How to Walk in High Heels
Francesca Beauman is a historian, journalist and television presenter. She is the author of The Pineapple: King of Fruits, The Woman's Book, Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of the Lonely Hearts Ad and How to Crack an Egg with One Hand: A Pocketbook for the New Mother. She divides her time between London and Los Angeles and is married with two young children.