Hope Chest -- Vintage Wedding Guide to Preparing a Bridal Trousseau
Hope Chest Vintage Wedding Guide to Preparing a Bridal Trousseau Author:Royal Society Originally published in 1917, this hard-to-find vintage book on preparing a trousseau for marriage has been reprinted with all the original pages. A vintage guide for the bride-to-be on creating and building a trousseau and planning for her wedding, this book contains many informative topics including: filling the hope chest, initials and monogr... more »ams for garments, what types of linens to include and how to mark linens, marking the silver, announcing the engagement (including sample announcement card, at home card, wedding invitation), gifts for the bride, gifts from the bride, shower parties, refreshments for the bridal shower, groom's privileges and duties, bride's duties, announcements and invitations, and little bits of wedding history including the first wedding veil, origin of the wedding cake and rice throwing.
This book is the perfect gift for the bride-to-be upon her engagement announcement, the relatives of the bride-to-be who want to build a cherished trousseau for their loved one, or a young girl interested in replicating the finer arts that her great grandmother followed when preparing for her wedding. Although styles have changed since the Edwardian era, the recommended objects in the trousseau such as negligees, bridal set, nightdresses, etc., are still more than applicable today. This book is a charming look back at a simpler, quieter time and gives the reader insight into the thought behind wedding preparations of the Edwardian era.« less