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The Wedding You Want

The Woman’s Day Book of Weddings
Ardman
1982

Submitter: The cost and style information make this book out of date. I argue that what was traditional in 1982, is no longer traditional now.

Holly: They can re-subtitle this book “How to Have the Wedding Your Grandma Had.”

 

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When Your Daughter Marries
Ray
1984

Submitter: My sister recently got married and so I am quite knowledgeable about the cost of weddings. This book is very out of date, and very traditional in every way. This seems like a topic that is popular enough that you would want the most up to date info on. So I think it needs to go.

Holly: These books are perfect choices for public libraries, but you have to completely overhaul the collection every five to ten years. This might be one of the most boring wedding books I’ve ever seen. No poofy, pink, lacy anything – no pictures at all in fact. I have to give it credit for a lot of great information, but Submitter is right that it is very traditional. Time to upgrade!

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When You Marry
Duvall & Hill
1953

Submitter: I’m a ref librarian at a community college & I thought you might like to consider this book for your blog. It’s a GREAT one from 1953 called “When You Marry” & it’s really AWFUL!!! %-) We have a collection that we’ve been weeding for several years now & my boss always seems to find these great tomes – I think the worst one he found was called The Negro in the Meat Packing Industry – that was a few yrs ago & mercifully, we’ve since stricken it from our shelves!

Holly: I’d love to get my hands on that “Negro in the Meat Packing Industry” book!  Anyone out there have it?  As for THIS little gem, there are copies in WorldCat dating back to 1946.  This is NOT useful for people getting married today!  It’s an interesting study in history and sociology, maybe, but not for public library shelves.  You know, when those starry-eyed brides-to-be come to the library asking for wedding books?  They’re going to laugh at you if you give this to them.  Especially Part 3: “Where Babies Come From.”  These days, the public schools teach that in about fourth grade.

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