Etiquette and Improv

Over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune ran a feature on Miss Manners (Judith Martin) and her daughter, who is (fascinatingly!) an improv instructor for Second City.

The two of them just finished co-authoring a book, Miss Manners’ Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding.

Expect it to be entertaining, but seriously old school (as in, no registering.  No showers thrown by any kind of relative.  No “MC.” No cash bar). Miss Manners will strip away the pragmatic, if occasionally approaching tacky, concessions to which we’ve all become accustomed and remind us about dignity, modesty, elegance, and etiquette.

Is it a reminder long overdue?  Or is MM out of touch with the “reality” (hm, I use that word cautiously) of a 21st-century wedding?

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