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Want to have a wonderful wedding away from home? Destination Weddings For Dummies
is your all-in-one guide to getting married out of town, giving you savvy tips on everything from making travel arrangements to hiring vendors to dressing the wedding party.
Fron Vegas to the Vatican, this hands-on, practical resource helps you arrange a unique, unforgettable wedding anywhere in the world. Focusing on the various ways you can use the Internet in your planning, Destination Weddings For Dummies is filled with Web tips, shortcuts, and URLs, as well as instructions for creating your own digital wedding planner. You’ll see how to establish a realistic wedding budget and get your friends and family on board. Then, you’ll choose the perfect location; from Europe to the tropics to the open sea, we’ve done the scouting for you! You’ll also discover how to:
- Get married legally around the world
- Know who, when, and how to invite
- Create your own destination wedding Web site and blog
- Fit all the basics into your budget— from flowers and catering to the rings, photography, and music
- Hire wedding pros from a distance
- Decide on your ceremony’s style
- Dress the bride, groom, and the wedding party
- Communicate your plans to invited guests
- Compare wedding packages
- Save money on travel arrangements
- Test-drive your destination wedding site
- Organize fun wedding activities
- Handle various wedding emergencies
If money is no object, you'll also see how to host a blowout wedding and make a splash when you splurge. Whether it’s a small, intimate ceremony in a Hawaiian garden or a large gathering on a yacht in the Mediterranean, Destination Weddings For Dummies is all you need to get married anywhere you choose with ease and in style!
From Vegas to Vienna the all-in-one guide to getting married away from home
According to a recent study conducted by the Condé Nast Bridal Group, 16 percent of couples now have a destination wedding, a 400 percent increase in the past 10 years. This hands-on, practical guide helps readers organize and plan a destination wedding, featuring up-to-date information on picking the best location, making travel arrangements, arranging transportation for all attendees, and bringing along the right clothes to a spectacular wedding anywhere in the world.
Susan Breslow Sardone (New York, NY) created New York magazine s " City Weddings & Honeymoons" section and is the Honeymoon/Romantic Getaways Guide for About.com.
Great ideas and top locations from Europe to the tropics
Plan a unique budget-friendly wedding away
Want to have a wonderful wedding away from home? This savvy guide helps you organize an out-of-town affair with flair, giving you tips on everything from making travel arrangements to hiring vendors to dressing the wedding party. You'll also use the Internet wisely to plan and involve loved ones who can't attend.
- Get married legally around the world
Know who, when, and how to invite
Organize wedding fun
Save money on travel
Use the Web to your advantage
About the Author
Susan Breslow Sardone
is the Web’s leading authority on romantic travel. She has been the About.com Guide to Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways for a decade, and Forbes.com calls her site “Best of the Web in Romantic Travel.”
A widely published travel journalist, Susan’s assignments have led her from Alaska to Zimbabwe. Her work has appeared in print in The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Modern Bride, and other mass-circulation magazines. She has also served as a consultant to Expedia and American Express Travel.
Susan holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s of arts degree in English. More recently, she studied Multimedia Technology at New York University, where she also taught writing classes. Susan and her husband, Vincent, live in New York.
Table of Contents
Part I: Marrying Your Way: Away You Go.
Chapter 1: Destination Weddings 101.
Chapter 2: Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?
Chapter 3: Organizing Your Wedding Away: With and Without a Computer.
Chapter 4: Budgeting for a Destination Wedding.
Chapter 5: Gathering Your Destination Wedding Team.
Part II: Picking a Destination for Your Wedding.
Chapter 6: Finding the Right Destination: There’s a Place for You.
Chapter 7: Staying Close to Home: The United States and Canada.
Chapter 8: Heading to the Tropics and Islands.
Chapter 9: Wowing and Vowing in Europe.
Chapter 10: Cruising on a Love Boat.
Part III: Getting the Destination Wedding You Want.
Chapter 11: Making Travel Arrangements.
Chapter 12: Before You Go: Putting Your Wedding Plans in Place.
Chapter 13: Setting the Stage: Your Ceremony and Reception.
Chapter 14: Dressing and Grooming for a Destination Wedding.
Part IV: Sharing the Joy at Your Wedding, Now and Later.
Chapter 15: After You Arrive: Leading Up to the Big Day.
Chapter 16: Minding Your Manners: Destination Wedding Etiquette.
Chapter 17: Making Friends and Family Feel As If They Were There.
Chapter 18: Beginning the Honeymoon.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Emergencies You May Face and How to Handle ’Em.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Destination Wedding.