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Edwardian Era Etiquette for Home Weddings
At a "home wedding" the number of guests is limited. The bride wears a colored dress of light silk or a simple white one. The bridal party faces the clergyman and he faces the company. The etiquette of the home wedding is nearly the same as in more pretentious affairs, but many of the formalities are dispensed with. The decoration of the home is according to the tastes of the parties most interested.
The wedding refreshments are partaken of in whatever way best conduces to the comfort and enjoyment of those present. A private wedding is one at which there are none present, except the contracting parties, the minister and the witnesses. — San Francisco Call, 1905
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