The Little Big Book For Brides offers the newly engaged a plethora of inspiration, information, entertainment, and advice about love, marriage, and the Big Day. This beautifully illustrated compilation is bursting with wisdom, stories, essays, traditions, poetry, recipes, and activities for the bride-to-be. The perfect engagement or bridal shower gift, The Little Big Book For Brides will make a wonderful bedside tabel companion during the months of engagement and beyond. Brides will be moved and entertained by true and fictional stories of love and marriage; receive wisdom and advice from those that already taken that walk down the aisle; find inspiration in the many marriage traditions and superstitions from throughout history and around the world; discover readings and poetry to incorporate into their own wedding ceremonies or reception toasts; and even enjoy some crafts, activities and recipes that will add a personal touch to their special day. Filled with charming turn-of-the-century postcard art and illustrations, there is much to enjoy, learn, inspire, and ponder in this darling volume: Fictional Excerpts from such celebrated authors as Oscar Wilde, Henry James & Emily Bronte; Poems by e.e. cummings, Ogden Nash, Anne Sexton, Pablo Neruda, and many others; Essays and Advice by such popular figures as Anna Quindlin, Paul Reiser, and Judge Judy; Quotations about love and marriage from the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mae West, Kahlil Gibran, and Winston Churchill; Traditions and Lore about every aspect of courtship and marriage from the origins of the wedding cake to reception and ceremony rituals; Activities and Crafts for the bride-to-be from sewing a keepsake ring pillow to planting a commemorative bridal bush; Recipes for such events as a Bridal Tea Party and Newlywed Dinner For Two.