Synopses & Reviews
Congratulations, you’re planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremony takes creativity, planning, diplomacy, and nerve. The whole ordeal can seem overwhelming at first, but with a little guidance, you’ll pull off a wedding people will remember for ages.
Wedding Planning For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies and simplifies all the details that go into the Big Day, providing inspiration and innovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration and, of course, make it fun for everyone—especially you! This one-stop guide is all you need to:
- Design a comprehensive schedule for a snag-free wedding day
- Keep track of expenses with a wedding budget
- Negotiate contracts and surf online for deals
- Get those pesky financial technicalities out of the way
- Plan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, and other celebrations
- Select a suitable wedding party
- Plan for various customs and rites
- Get the decorative effect you want
- Throw a great reception with music, food, drink, and cake!
- Handle gifts, registries, rings, photos, and the honeymoon
Packed with tips for saving money and common kitsch you should avoid, this is the ultimate guide to satisfying everyone on the Big Day. You’ll discover the confidence you need to make the wedding of your dreams come true with Wedding Planning For Dummies, 2nd Edition!
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:
- Get the most for your money
- Personalize your celebration
- Handle tricky family dynamics
- Hire caterers, florists, and photographers
- Plan the perfect honeymoon
Now revised how to plan a dream wedding on any budget
Now updated to cover all the latest trends in flowers, attire, food, wedding cake, customs and rites, and more, this perennial bestseller is just what prospective brides and grooms need to plan and pull off a memorable wedding. It provides expertise in everything from choosing a great (and affordable) space for the reception and hiring caterers and photographers to selecting the ideal honeymoon location and handling tricky family dynamics. There are also new forms and worksheets to help simplify the planning process as well as creative ideas for fun, unique, and romantic receptions. It s a must-have book for any engaged couple who wants to get the most for the least amount of money.
Marcy Blum (New York, NY), a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has been planning weddings, parties, and events of all kinds for more than 17 years. Laura Fisher Kaiser (Washington, DC) is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, This Old House magazine, and Interior Design magazine.
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.