The Perfect Stranger's Guide to Wedding Ceremonies: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies

Tells you everything you need to know to avoid embarrassment, relax and have a good time in the midst of the unfamiliar religious traditions and customs involved in weddings of many different faiths and cultures across North America.

Edited by Stuart M. Matlins

6 x 9, 208 pp | 978-1-893361-19-5

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Based on the Award-Winning How to Be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other Peoples’s Religious Ceremonies

Wedding day jitters aren’t reserved for brides and grooms!

A wedding is a joyous event—but you can feel awkward while everyone else is enjoying the wedding if you’re unfamiliar with the religious tradition and customs involved. You want to be sure that you know how to behave and what to expect. There’s no need to enter an unfamiliar atmosphere unprepared, wondering:

  • What will happen?
  • What should I wear?
  • How long will it last?
  • Is it okay to take pictures?
  • Will there be a reception?
  • Should I bring a gift?
  • When is it okay to leave?

The Perfect Stranger’s Guide to Wedding Ceremonies helps to answer these questions and many more, telling you everything you need to know to avoid embarrassment, relax, and have a good time.

Covers all the major (and many minor) denominations and religions found in North America: African American Methodist Churches ·Assemblies of God Baha’i · Baptist · Buddhist ·Christian and Missionary Alliance · Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) · Christian Congregation · Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) · Church of the Brethren · Church of the Nazarene · Churches of Christ · Episcopalian and Anglican · Evangelical Free Church · *Greek Orthodox · Hindu · International Church of the Foursquare Gospel · International Pentecostal Holiness Church · Islam · Jehovah’s Witnesses · Jewish · Lutheran · Mennonite/Amish · Methodist · Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter-day Saints) · Native American/First Nations · Orthodox Churches · Pentecostal Church of God · Presbyterian · Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) · Reformed Church in America/Canada · Roman Catholic · Seventh-day Adventist · Sikh · Unitarian Universalist · United Church of Canada · United Church of Christ · Wesleyan

“Finally, a wedding reference book detailing specific and concise religious protocol. A masterpiece of information!”

Nonnie Cameron, President, Etiquette Plus

“[A] superb reference ... not only for those who want to avoid awkward situations ... but also for anyone interested in gaining deeper insight into the current cultural climate in which we are living today.”

“With increasing frequency business and social relationships cross cultural lines; [this book] is an invaluable resource!”

Carson Elliot, columnist, The Proper Thing…Ask Carson

“Important tools to help people avoid many pitfalls as they wander across the spiritual landscape.”

Detroit Free Press