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Identifier: youthseducatorfo00whit
Title: Youth’s educator for home and society ..
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: White, Anna R., Mrs. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Etiquette
Publisher: Chicago, Philadelphia [etc.] Monarch book company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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flowers)across the aisles for a boundary line. He sees thatthe organist has the musical programme at hand;that the stool on which the bride and groom kneel isin its proper position, and covered with a spotlesswhite cloth. He escorts ladies to seats, and asks thenames of those who are unknown to him, that hemay by consulting his list, place the relatives andnearest friends of the bride by the altar. USHERS AT THE HOUSE. Two of the ushers, as soon as the pair are madeone, hasten to the house at which the reception isto be held, to receive the newly wedded and theirguests. CONDUCTING THE GUESTS. Another duty of the ushers at the house is to con-duct the guests to the bride and groom, and presentthose who may not have been acquainted. Theythen introduce the guests to the parents. It may bethat some members of the two families may neverhave met some of the others friends, through livmgat a distance; so this becomes a necessary formal)vy.In all such cases the gentleman who is the escort of

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ASKING THE WAY. WEDDING CUSTOMS. 143 a lady follows her with the usher, and is in turn intro-duced. The usher attends to every lady who has no escort,and sees at supper that she is well served. HOW THE USHERS DRESS. The dress of the ushers must consist of the regula-tion full evening toilet—white neckties, and delicatelytinted gloves. They must also be provided withhandsome button-hole bouquets. PROCEEDING TO THE ALTAR. In proceeding to the altar, the brides-maids enterthe church, each leaning on the arm of a groomsman,while the mother of the bride comes next, on thearm of the groom. The bride enters leaning on herfathers arm, or the next male relative who is muchher senior in years. They pass to the altar, thebrides-maids turning to the left, the groomsmen tothe right. The groom places the mother just behindthe brides-maids, or seats her in a front pew at theleft. The father remains standing where he can giveaway the bride, who stands at the left of the groom. LEAVING THE ALTAR. On

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