A Practical Wedding Planner

A Practical Wedding Planner : A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You've Got (without Losing Your Mind in the Process)

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You just got engaged! Or you've been engaged for a while but are finally sitting down to plan this party. Or maybe you haven't made anything exactly official yet, but you know you want to spend your lives together. Whichever it is, when you're ready to take a deep breath and start planning, this is the book you want,need,to have. Meg Keene has put together the (practical) companion to A Practical Wedding : smart, clear focused guidance,with a hefty does of reassurance,to help you plan your big day.From figuring out what you really want,as opposed to what everyone else thinks you should want,to help you keep an eye on the ceremony itself and the vows (a.k.a. why you're throwing this party in the first place), Meg helps you cover all the essentials:Setting a budget,and sticking to itChoosing a venue: traditional, non-traditional, and everything in betweenHiring good vendors, keeping your friendors, and why DIY doesn't always save moneyCatering, rentals, and everything else Pinterest forgot to tell youWedding decor: a realist's guideCreating and writing a ceremonyGetting everyone to show up...and have a good timeWith checklists (such as flowers, food, final venue walk-through) and key spreadsheets (guest list and seating chart, budget, venue search, and more), Meg helps you plan a wedding that will leave you feeling joyful, not emotionally exhausted and broke.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 18mm | 444g
  • Da Capo Lifelong
  • Cambridge, United States
  • English
  • 0738218421
  • 9780738218427
  • 44,019

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Praise for A Practical Wedding Planner Booklist, 1/7/16 "The words practical and wedding don't often go together...Keene (A Practical Wedding, 2011) works on both sides of the brain ...[offering] perspective that'll calm any bride and groom... by anticipating anything and everything that could go wrong, with plans to avoid or solve...[a] handy guide." Library Journal "[A Practical Wedding] is a fresh, sane voice in a field of guides pushing big budget weddings." InfoDad, 2/4/16 "A highly useful and plainspoken guide to the intricacies of arranging your own wedding." Brit + Co, 2/16/16 "Sure, Pinterest boards are a fantastic wedding resource. But, how can you transform those beautiful photos into a reality? Keene helps engaged couples do just that. From its practical charts and spreadsheets to its fluff-free suggestions, this planner is one you'll want to make your dreams come true (within your budget)."
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About Meg Keene

Meg Keene has spent the last six years as the Executive Editor of APracticalWedding.com, now widely considered to be one of the top indie wedding brands. Meg's first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012. Meg has been quoted in places such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. Her website is routinely mentioned on sites like Jezebel, Refinery 29, and Daily Candy. She lives in Oakland, California.APracticalWedding.com
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