Weddings For Dummies

Weddings For Dummies

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A wedding, whether it's a quiet civil ceremony in a judge's chamber or a pull-out-the-stops spectacle, requires equal parts planning, diplomacy, and nerve. After all, of the three most profound rites of passage -- being born, getting married, and dying -- getting married is the only one a person might have any say in or be able to remember once it's over. The whole thing can seem overwhelming at times, but do not freak out. This is not another book filled with strict rules of "weddiquette" or ways of having the perfect wedding. Its mission is to demystify the scary stuff and provide an antidote for befuddled brides, anxious grooms, and frenzied parents and family. Weddings For Dummies is also for those who are planning: * Engagement parties * Bridal showers * A wedding involving children * An interfaith ceremony * Renewing your vows This book can be picked up at any stage of your wedding plans. Rather than laying out a strict chronology, the authors have organized this book according to what makes sense. A wedding can be two years or two months in the making. Either way, success depends on thinking through every detail before slapping down one red penny. This easy-to-understand guide covers the following topics and more: * Getting organized with timelines and to-do lists * Choosing your locations * Choosing the members of your wedding party * Planning a meaningful ceremony * Selecting music and entertainment * Interviewing caterers * Decorating with flowers, lights, candles, and more * Finding a photographer * The marriage license and other technicalities * Wedding traditions from around the world * Saving money (and your sanity) There is, generally speaking, no single right way to plan a wedding. What makes you and your intended happy is the right way for you, and this book is designed to help you create your dream wedding to fit your budget and timeframe. Congratulations!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 16-page full-colour insert
  • 0764550551
  • 9780764550553

Table of contents

Introduction.; PART I: The Glass Slipper Fits - Now What?; Chapter 1: The IZE Have It.; Chapter 2: Space: The First Frontier.; Chapter 3: And the Bride Wore Whatever She Pleased.; PART II: "I Now Pronounce You ".; Chapter 4: A Circle of Friends.; Chapter 5: The Main Event: The Ceremony.; Chapter 6: Other Aisle Styles.; PART III: Eat, Drink, and Be Very Merry.; Chapter 7: Music, Sweet Music.; Chapter 8: Booking the Cooking.; Chapter 9: A Piece of Cake.; Chapter 10: Cheers!; Chapter 11: Setting the Stage.; Chapter 12: For Posterity: Photos and Videos.; PART IV: Marital Minutiae.; Chapter 13: Getting the Word Out.; Chapter 14: Gimme, Gimme.; Chapter 15: Left Hand, Fourth Finger.; Chapter 16: Nuts and Bolts and Loose Screws.; PART V: 3-2-1, Blast off!; Chapter 17: Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Looking Back.; Chapter 18: The Wedding Day: Spontaneity on Schedule.; Chapter 19: Let's Get Out of Here.; PART VI: The Part of Tens.; Chapter 20: Ten Tricks for Saving Money.; Chapter 21: Ten Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gimmicks to Make Weddings a Whiz.; Chapter 22: Ten Tacky Temptations We Beg You to Resist.; Chapter 23: Ten Ideas to Make a Wedding Special.; Chapter 24: Ten Secrets to a Happy Marriage from Couples Who Know.; Appendix: References.; Index.; Book Registration Information.show more

About Marcy Blum

Marcy Blum, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has been planning weddings for more than two decades. Laura Fisher Kaiser, a senior editor at This Old House magazine, planned her own wedding while co-writing this book.show more

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