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A Practical Wedding : Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration

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An Insanity-Free Wedding: It Can Happen! Getting engaged is exhilarating...until it sets in that a wedding costs three times what you thought, and takes five to ten times the effort it reasonably should. And then there are the expectations: from calligraphy invitations to satin chair-covers, all those things that Must Be Done or everyone will be Horribly Offended. Or will they? A Practical Wedding helps you create the wedding you want--without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day, what you'll remember 'til you're old and gray, is not so much how it looked as how it felt. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You'll discover: The real purpose of engagement (hint: it's not just about the planning)How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partnerDIY-ing your wedding: brilliant or crazy?Affording a wedding without having to cut your guest listHow to communicate decisions with your familyWhy that color-coded spreadsheet is actually worth itWedding Zen can be yours. Meg walks you through everything from choosing a venue to writing vows, complete with stories and advice from women who have been in the trenches, the Team Practical brides. So here's to the joyful wedding, the sensible wedding, the unbelievably fun wedding! A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Lifelong
  • Camnridge, US, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0738215155
  • 9780738215150
  • 83,000

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Every bride could learn somethingand cut her stress leveljust by reading it. SayYesToHoboken.com Fun to read (she's got such an approachable tone, very entertaining, just like her blog) and really informative as well. QuirkyGirlsRead.com, 1/9/12 A fantastically fun, humorous, andSANEbook for any woman navigating the trying waters of wedding planning. BookPage ( top pick ), February 2012 Expect a big-hearted, broad-minded, super smart low-down on the indispensable practicalities of getting married. Portland Book Review, March/April Issue Keene offers couples of all faiths, ages, budgets and sexual orientation a wise and well-written hands-on guide for navigating the complexities of etiquette and cultural expectation. (Five Stars) Wellesley Free Library Staff Picks (blog), 3/30/12 If you have a wedding coming up or know someone who does, treat them to this title. It will be one of the best presents they receive! Savannah Morning News, 4/18"show more

About Meg Keene

Meg Keene is the creator of APracticalWedding.com, the ultimate wedding planning website for independent-minded brides. Her blog has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Glamour, Chicago Tribune, Feministing.com, and more. She lives with her husband in San Francisco.show more
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