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Getting engaged is thrilling, but if we're being totally honest, it's somewhat overwhelming too. There are countless decisions to make, and friends and family begin bombarding you with questions -- and unsolicited advice! -- just moments after he's slipped that sparkly ring on your finger. You can easily spend hours visiting various bridal blogs online, thumbing through wedding books at your local bookstore, or tearing out page after page from countless wedding magazines. For that reason, we scoured the Web to find what we believe are the five best planning resources available both in print and online. We will be posting a new one every day this week, so be sure to check back!
Wedding ceremonies and receptions have thousands of years of tradition and protocol behind them, which is why every bride needs to read up on etiquette to avoid mishaps or hurt feelings. There's no better book on the subject that Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette: 5th Edition, which is written by great-granddaughter-in-law Peggy Post. Whether you're marrying for the first time or second, someone of your same faith or not, Post addresses all of your questions and concerns in this 432-page tome. As times have changed, Post has updated the book to include subjects ranging from same-sex marriages to technology, as it relates to weddings. Though the list price is $27.99, it costs only $18.47 on Amazon.com.