Wedding Etiquette for the Runaway Bride

The 13 questions Emily Post never thought of answering

1. Who pays for what?

There are no hard-and-fast rules today about who is responsible for footing the bill, but usually the family of the felon pays for the getaway limo before the wedding, the cancellation announcements, the defense lawyer, the court rehearsal dinner and the bail bond. The groom pays for his boutonniere as well as the bride's electronic monitoring bracelet.

2. If you are greeted by a swarm of reporters upon your arrival at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport, must you ask all of them to your wedding?

You are under no obligation to invite the media to help you celebrate your "day of...

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