Picks and Pans Review: Steps Down the Aisle

UPDATED 05/15/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/15/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT

Hosted by Debby Boone

Should sorbet be served as a palate cleanser? Should the bridal bouquet be a crescent or a cascade? When should the invitations be sent? These are just a few of the hurdles you and your affianced will have to vault if you are considering a conventional wedding. And Deb wants to help. This 60-minute tour tracks much of the same nuptial territory as the Ross video with more emphasis on such subjects as choosing the appropriate duds (daytime, evening, formal, ultraformal, etc.) and selecting the right diamond (cut is more important than carat).

Viewers are encouraged to start planning early, compare prices for services and make detailed arrangements in writing with caterers, florists, musicians and photographers. Boone is a gracious guide and far more nimble with the script than some of the experts she calls upon, who seem tethered to the TelePrompTer. A useful companion booklet lists when to do what and is loaded with such pointers as how to word a newspaper announcement and what photo opportunities the hired lensman should not miss. Then there are plenty of reminders for the flustered bride-to-be who may get so caught up in the frenzy of the glorious day that she forgets, say, the names of her attendants. (Redwood Productions, $39.95; 800-872-3472, operator 22)

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