Courtship and Matrimony


I.—FIRST STEPS IN COURTSHIP.

Advice to both parties at the outset

Introduction to the Lady’s Family

 

II.—ETIQUETTE OF COURTSHIP.

Restrictions imposed by Etiquette

What the Lady should observe in early Courtship

What the Suitor should observe

Etiquette as to Presents

The Proposal

Mode of Refusal when not approved

Conduct to be observed by a Rejected Suitor

Refusal by the Lady’s Parents or Guardians

 

III.—ETIQUETTE OF AN ENGAGEMENT.

Demeanour of the Betrothed Pair

Should a Courtship be long or short?

 

IV.—PRELIMINARY ETIQUETTE OF A WEDDING.

Fixing the Day

How to be Married: by Banns, Licence, &c.

The Trousseau

Duties to be attended to by the Bridegroom

Who should be asked to the Wedding

Bridesmaids and Bridegroom’s-men, Duties of

 

V.—ETIQUETTE OF A WEDDING.

Costume of Bride, Bridesmaids, and Bridegroom

Arrival at the Church

The Marriage Ceremonial

Registry of the Marriage

Return Home and Wedding Breakfast

Departure for the Honeymoon

 

VI.—ETIQUETTE AFTER THE WEDDING.

Wedding Cards: Modern Practice of “No Cards”

Reception and Return of Wedding Visits

 

VII. --PRACTICAL ADVICE TO A NEWLY-MARRIED COUPLE


 

 



 

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