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Picture Yourself Planning Your Perfect Weddingby Sandy Doell
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Every couple has a unique vision of their perfect wedding, whether they picture a traditional church wedding with all the trimmings or a simple civil ceremony with celebratory drinks and dinner afterward. Keeping in mind that not all brides and bridegrooms share the same idea of the elements that will make their special day both wonderful and truly theirs, "Picture Yourself Planning Your Perfect Wedding: Step-by-Step Instruction for Planning, Organizing, and Personalizing Your Wedding" is a hands-on guide to creating your perfect wedding. Offering helpful, how-to tips and guidelines on everything from the proposal right through to the last dance, the book features useful information for everyone involved in (and paying for!) the wedding. Enhanced by hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos and profiles of real brides, grooms, and family members, the book provides inspiration and advice for weddings of all cultures, religions, and budgets. Along with interesting historical and cultural facts on why we follow certain wedding traditions, you will learn the details of how to plan the perfect wedding for you, including how to choose a ceremony and reception site that matches the tone you want to set; how to select a dress that fits your style and your figure; best bets and advice for working with vendors such as florists, videographers, and caterers; registry tips; merging your finances and other legal considerations; and checklists to help you stay organized each step of the way. So gather up all your wedding ideas and wishes and get ready to "Picture YourselfPlanning Your Perfect Wedding."
Offering helpful, how-to tips and guidelines on everything from the proposal right through to the last dance, this edition features useful information for everyone involved in and paying for the wedding. Enhanced by hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos and profiles of real brides, grooms, and family members, it provides inspiration and advice for weddings of all cultures, religions, and budgets.
Are you involved in planning a wedding and have no idea what to do? Look no further! Whether you're a bride, a groom, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, maid/matron of honor, bridesmaid, or groomsman, this is the book you! Picture Yourself Planning Your Perfect Wedding is a comprehensive wedding plan for anyone, providing detailed instructions on how to plan your very own unique wedding. There are insights from experts on how to manage each aspect of a wedding, from choosing rings to planning the honeymoon, from bridal showers and bachelor parties to the ceremony and reception. In addition to Notes, Tips, and Warnings, the book will include timelines and deadlines, must haves and options, duties of each person involved, traditions and trends, and how to reduce stress. Picture Yourself Planning Your Perfect Wedding is the ideal resource to planning the perfect wedding day!
About the Author
Sandy Doell is the author of "Picture Yourself Planning Your Perfect Wedding" (Course Technology PTR, November 2007) and a freelance book editor and writer. She has served in many roles in publishing and has edited hundreds of books, most recently "301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers" by Andrew Darlow (Course Technology PTR, November 2007). She is also the author of "Mom's Field Guide: What You Need to Know to Make It Through Your Loved One's Military Deployment" (Warrior Angel Press, October 2006). That book is based on her experiences when her son, David, was deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army in 2004. She has been interviewed by dozens of radio hosts around the country, discussing the needs of the troops and their families, and, along with Warrior Angel Press, she maintains two web sites (momsfieldguide.com and whileourchildrenserve.com) in support of the families of deployed military personnel.
Table of Contents
PART I: ENGAGED! Chapter 1: Choosing the Rings Chapter 2: Announcing the Engagement Chapter 3: Introducing the Families Chapter 4: Discussing the Dream Day PART II: SERIOUS PLANNING Chapter 5: The Budget (who pays, who pays for what, and what can you afford) Chapter 6: Choosing the Sites, the Theme, the Tone of Your Wedding Chapter 7: More Details Chapter 8: Choosing Attendants Chapter 9: Shopping for the Dress PART III: ALL THE REVELRY THAT COMES BEFORE Chapter 10:Pre-Wedding Parties Chapter 11: Registering and Gift Attitudes in General Chapter 12: Time to Plan the Honeymoon too PART IV: THE WEDDING DAY Chapter 13: Getting Yourselves Ready for the Big Day Chapter 14: The Ceremony Chapter 15: The Reception Chapter 16: The Honeymoon Chapter 17: The Marriage PART V: CHECKLISTS, CHEAT SHEETS, WHOS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT, SHORTCUTS TO IMPORTANT ADVICE, FAQS, AND WHAT TO DO IN SOME TROUBLESOME SITUATIONS
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