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Weddings for Dummies (For Dummies)by Marcy Blum
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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:
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!
"Paves the way to a happy day." Cele G. Lalli, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Modern Bride "No one knows wedding planning like Marcy Blum." Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City Praise for Weddings for Dummies® "Planning made simple — even fun; from invitations to reception, and everything in between." —In Style "Weddings For Dummies tells us all we need to know about the subject. Ms. Blum coordinated nuptials for the Rockefellers, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon." —Liz Smith, Newsday "Puts a fun and funny twist on planning a wedding while providing sage advice and proven methods." —Atlanta Constitution
Packed with inspiring drawings and color photos
Ready to give up and head for Las Vegas? Let Weddings For Dummies® come to your rescue! Filled with expert advice from New York's premier wedding consultant, this unique guide unveils everything you need to make your wedding day a success.
Discover how to: Create your wedding-day schedule Scout the perfect location Design your own invitations Plan your reception like a pro Select a caterer and create a memorable menu Stick to your budget without skimping
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Features helpful planning forms and checklists
Plan your dream wedding on a budget
Stressed about wedding planning? Relax! This friendly guide gives you all the help you need to plan and enjoy a memorable, hassle-free ceremony and reception. You get tips on everything from setting the date and selecting the invitations to keeping track of gifts, guests, and thank you notes. Your Big Day will be special, unique, and fun!
Discover How To:
About the Author
'Marcy Blum is a well-known expert on weddings and entertaining. She has appeared on numerous TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show.
Laura Fisher Kaiser writes about consumer culture for Interior Design, This Old House Magazine, and The Washington Post. '
Table of Contents
Part I: The Glass Slipper Fits—Now What?
Chapter 1: First Things First.
Chapter 2: Avoiding Those Wedding-Bill Blues.
Chapter 3: Making It All Legal.
Part II: Be Our Guest.
Chapter 4: Space: The First Frontier.
Chapter 5: By Invitation Only.
Chapter 6: The Weekend Wedding.
Chapter 7: Creating a Foolproof Wedding-Day Schedule.
Chapter 8: Other Creative Celebrations.
Part III: Ceremony Survival Guide.
Chapter 9: Attending to Your Attendants.
Chapter 10: Sensational Ceremonies.
Chapter 11: Flower Power.
Chapter 12: Music to Get Married By.
Part IV: A Rousing Reception.
Chapter 13: Get Up and Dance.
Chapter 14: What’s on the Menu?
Chapter 15: Let’s Drink to That,
Chapter 16: A Piece of Cake.
Chapter 17: Setting the Stage.
Part V: Gifts, Garbs, Pics, and Trips.
Chapter 18: Greed Expectations and Registry Realities.
Chapter 19: And the Bride Wore.
Chapter 20: Rings That Rock.
Chapter 21: For Posterity: Photos and Videos.
Chapter 22: Handling the Honeymoon.
Part VI: The Parts of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Tacky Temptations We Beg You to Resist.
Chapter 24: Ten Tricks for Saving Money.
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