Altared

Paperback $13.95

Vintage | May 08, 2007 | 384 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307277633

  • Paperback$13.95

    Vintage | May 08, 2007 | 384 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307277633

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Dec 10, 2008 | 384 Pages | ISBN 9780307481351

Praise

“Darkly funny ruminations on getting hitched.” –People

“Refreshingly unsentimental.” O, The Oprah Magazine

Table Of Contents

Introduction | Colleen Curran

Taking the Vow
The Child Bride (and Groom) | Julianna Baggott
The Wedding Vow | Curtis Sittenfeld
Diana, Martha, and Me | Catherine Ingrassia

The Dress
One Day | Elizabeth Crane
The Girl, the Dress, and the Leap | Lara Vapnyar
Back in Black | Lisa Carver

Plans & Preparations
There Went the Bride | Carina Chocano
My Bridal Meltdown | Rory Evans
The Best-Laid Wedding Plans | Jennifer Armstrong

Etiquette & Registry
Manners and the Marrying Girl | Elise Mac Adam
The Registry Strikes Back | Janelle Brown

Weddings & the Single Girl
It All Started with Princess Di | Daisy de Villeneuve
The Honor of My Presence | Meghan Daum

Family & Budget
Parental Control | Amy Sohn
My Perfect Wedding | Samina Ali
Going Bridal | Farah L. Miller
My Mother’s Wedding, Myself | Gina Zucker
Father of the Bride | Kathleen Hughes

Getting Hitched
First, Reader, I Made Him Up, and Then I Married Him | Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Second Trimester | Ruth Davis Konigsberg
My So-Called Indie Wedding | Lori Leibovich
Weddings Aren’t Just for Straight People Anymore | Anne Carle
Rubber Chicken | Julie Powell
To Have or Have Not: Sex on the Wedding Night | Jill Eisenstadt

For Better or for Worse?
Survivor Honeymoon | Amanda Eyre Ward
Weddings for Everyone | Amy Bloom
Happily Ever After | Dani Shapiro

Contributors
Acknowledgments

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