The lessons learned from the wedding season

Monday, September 14, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

“The wedding ceremony is unquestionably one of the most spiritually moving and profound of life’s rituals.” So reads a page in the social manual of Amy Vanderbilt, the American etiquette-goddess of the 20th century. And because we hold weddings to such an epic standard, they also have every chance of failing miserably in their quest reach it.