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The Conscious Bride's Wedding Planner: How to Prepare Emotionally, Practically, and Spiritually for a Meaningful and Joyous Weddingby Sheryl Paul
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From the nationally renowned author of The Conscious Bride, this is the only wedding planner that addresses your psychological needs AND the practical particulars of planning a wedding that fits your style and budgetoexpert advice for a sane, sensible, and financially feasible marriage.
This book includes beautiful art, photographs, checklists, worksheets, a 12-month calendar, a section for vendor contact information, and more. Sections cover setting a realistic budget, choosing a wedding location, creating a guest list, finding the right dress, ceremony ideas, and choosing food, flowers, and music. Paul also gives the reader tools for staying in sync with their mate throughout the planning while learning how to compromise. The planner also serves as a keepsake journal that can be referred to throughout the wedding experience.
Dozens of wedding planning guides address the external issues of organizing the perfect wedding. This book also focuses on the inner thoughts and feelings of the bride and groom. Use it to understand how unconscious feelings and unrealistic expectations can tarnish this important event in your life. Deal with your fears and emotions at the same time you plan the actual event. Avoid the detail-mania that can lead to hurt feelings and long-lasting alienation from friends and loved ones. Learn why excessive anxiety over a specific task may be masking an emotional issue that needs resolution. Deal constructively with family-blending, post-bridal blues, and the reality of the first year of marriage.
This book is designed to be both a source of inspiration and a practical tool. It guides you through the minefield of the prenuptial subconscious with an engaging series of exercises. Find solutions to your nagging doubts by creating personal rituals, holding structured conversations with yourself, and keeping a written journal of your experiences. When you've clarified your expectations for yourself, share them with your spouse-to-be and everyone else touched by your wedding.
Paul encourages couples, particularly brides, to get beyond the million-dollar wedding photos presented in magazines and, instead, envision a ceremony, location, and style that truly reflects the core beliefs of the bride and groom and prepares them for the journey ahead.
In addition to traditional wedding planner information, this unique book guides brides through the process of planning a wedding by asking the question: What is really important?
Weddings are rites of passage that require practical "and emotional consideration. Many wedding planners show women how to select a caterer, order flowers, and hire a photographer. But who will help them cope with the emotional issues that really matter? Enter bridal counselor Sheryl Paul Nissinen. In addition to traditional wedding planner information, this unique book guides brides through the process of planning a wedding by asking the question: What is really important? Its unique workbook format encourages women to seriously examine their feelings about letting go of their single identities and entering marriage. While negotiating a myriad of logistical details, women learn how to avoid the "Bridezilla Complex" that can lead to hurt feelings and long-lasting alienation from friends and family. Also included are frank discussions of prewedding anxiety, postbridal blues, and the realities of the first year of marriage. Targeted marketing to bridal media, women's media, and lifestyle, women, and consumer newspaper columnists.
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