Have you ever wondered about the average age of brides 500 years ago or whether you are legally allowed to marry your brother's daughter's husband? Are you familiar with the marriage customs of the Na people of south-west China? Or would you know what to do if a swarm of bees attacked your wedding reception? Wonder no more! Within these pages you will find all you need to know (and a few things you don't) in order to enter into the dizzying, daring dance that is a modern marriage. From the totally frivolous to the deeply serious, from champagne consumption in the Yemen to celebrity wedding dress designers, How to Wear White is a funny, eclectic and essential addition to every twenty-first-century bride's trousseau. True, you may not ever need to know the names of all of Elizabeth Taylor's spouses or how to say 'My husband' in Norwegian, but isn't it fabulous that you do?