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A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for a Beautiful, Affordable, and Stress-Free Celebration
A Practical Wedding
Creative Ideas for a Beautiful, Affordable, and Stress-Free Celebration
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0738246727

A companion to the popular website APracticalWedding.com and A Practical Wedding Planner, A Practical Wedding helps you sort through the basics to create the wedding you want -- without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day is not so much how it looked as how it felt. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You'll discover:
  • The real purpose of engagement (hint: it's not just about the planning)
  • How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner
  • DIY-ing your wedding: brilliant or crazy?
  • How to communicate decisions to your family
Why that color-coded spreadsheet is actually worth it
Wedding Zen can be yours. Meg walks you through everything from choosing a venue to writing vows, complete with stories and advice from women who have been in the trenches: the Team Practical brides. So here's to the joyful wedding, the sensible wedding, the unbelievably fun wedding A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.
The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers
The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811832635

From bouquets to boutonnieres, corsages to centerpieces, The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers features everything a bride needs to know about those all-important details. This lavishly illustrated book includes more than 150 color photographs and a wealth of useful information. Featuring page after page of beautiful arrangements, a fully photographed glossary of popular wedding flowers, advice on finding and working with a florist, step-by-step instructions for creating a host of floral accents by hand, and explanations of floral terminology, this is a book to be enjoyed well beyond a wedding. From the ceremony arrangements to the posies for the bridesmaids, this comprehensive resource guides the happy couple through every aspect of floral decoration.

The Broke-Ass Bride's Wedding Guide: Hundreds of Tips and Tricks for Hitting Your Budget
The Broke-Ass Bride's Wedding Guide
Hundreds of Tips and Tricks for Hitting Your Budget
Paperback      ISBN: 0385345100
For budget brides, including fans of TheBrokeAssBride.com, this is a definitive guide to saving money and making every dollar count during wedding planning, from the engagement party to the big day, without sacrificing style or personality.

Brides-to-be, do you dream of rocking a wedding full of personality, pizzazz, and style, without compromising your dreams or kissing your budget goodbye? Well, bust out your happy dance because today is your lucky day...you're holding the key in your newly-betrothed hands

In the pages of this witty guide, Dana LaRue, creator of thebrokeassbride.com, shares hundreds of tips and anecdotes for getting the most bang for your buck, celebrating your personality as a couple, and making wedding planning fun. She includes:

- The top 14 money-saving rules for choosing your location, dress, menu, and music--and most important of all, enjoying the day
- Engagement party and rehearsal dinner ideas that won't break the bank
- 4 tips for finding your dream theme
- Sample budget breakdowns ($1,000; $5,000; $10,000; $15,000; and beyond) showing where couples saved and splurged
- Her very own road-tested advice for becoming a negotiation ninja
- 7 ways to keep your booze budget under control
- DIY d cor projects and recipes you can make without risking a bridezilla meltdown
- Online planning shortcuts, tools to find savings, and helpful websites for organization and style inspiration
The Groom's Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man
The Groom's Instruction Manual
How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man
Paperback      ISBN: 1594741905

At Last A Comprehensive Guide to Good Grooming

Gone are the days when you could sit back and let your fianc e plan the entire wedding. Today's grooms have countless tasks to perform, from hiring the entertainment and planning the rehearsal dinner to buying the wedding bands and comforting hysterical family members.

Fortunately, The Groom's Instruction Manual is here to answer all of your most challenging questions: How do I handle feuding relatives? What should I look for in a good wedding photographer? Why does my fianc e seem stressed out all the time? Whatever your concerns, you'll find the answers here--courtesy of author and veteran groom Shandon Fowler.
Lucky in Love: Traditions, Customs, and Rituals to Personalize Your Wedding
Lucky in Love
Traditions, Customs, and Rituals to Personalize Your Wedding
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525573909

Every engaged couple wants two things: a meaningful wedding and a lifetime of happiness. This great gift book is a cross-cultural collection of marriage folklore that will help you achieve both. Create your own lucky traditions with nods to each other's heritage, customs from places you've visited together, and auspicious rituals that just feel special. Whether you are just engaged or you're days away from tying the knot, you'll gain insight every step of the way. With this book as your guide, you can make your own luck in love.

Sacred Threshold: Rituals and Readings for a Wedding With Spirit
Sacred Threshold
Rituals and Readings for a Wedding With Spirit
Paperback      ISBN: 0385485395

"A Wedding with Spirit" has been written for the bride and groom who are searching for something more for their wedding. Not more as in bigger, grander, or more lavish, but more as in more meaningful, gracious, and sacred. Ritual and liturgy experts Nelson and Witt have helped hundreds of couples plan their ceremonies, and in these pages they have distilled their years of experience into some basic principles that will help every couple begin their lives together with more than just catering nightmares. "A Wedding with Spirit"'s five chapters discuss the general principles for creating a wedding with spirit, with guidance on choosing the right place, people, symbols, prayers, format, readings, and music. Sections include:
A look at the meaning and history behind the familiar wedding traditions.A step-by-step walk through the ceremony itself--the gathering rite, readings, the wedding ritual, and the reception.Practical advice for the rehearsal, instructions for the readers, and models for the printed program.A collection of meditations--preparing for marriage, dealing with doubts, exploring dimensions of marriage in the Bible, and prayer--designed for the ceremony and for the bride and groom to use themselves as they prepare for their wedding. Three model weddings incorporating all the principles of "A Wedding with Spirit."

Wedding Flowers: Karen Tran
Wedding Flowers
Karen Tran
Hardcover      ISBN: 9058565378

- One of the country's leading wedding designers- Karen Tran Florals and Events is all about the creation of exquisite floral arrangements to enhance every kind of occasion. With her company based in Southern California, she enjoys the year-round sunshine and being able to immerse herself in the natural outdoors that she loves. She has a true passion for her art form and her clientele are fortunate to have her fantastic floral sculptures decorating their events. From weddings to dinner parties, to corporate affairs, Karen Tran's stylish designs add just the right touch of extravagant elegance and dazzling opulence wherever there is a desire for the beauty of extraordinary flowers. Known as one of the country's leading wedding designers, Karen has set a high standard and is considered a trendsetter in her field. This book is a cross section of 20 years of excellence.

The Wedding Planner & Organizer
The Wedding Planner & Organizer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0761165975

Weddings require organization, record-keeping, legwork, logistics. In other words, a planner. From the celebrity wedding planner and author of the The Wedding Book, Mindy Weiss's All-In-One Wedding Planner & Organizer helps couples keep track of every detail leading up to their Big Day. It's the organizer that includes exactly what you need for on-the-go, on-the-ground wedding planning.

Created as a three-ring binder, it has tabs for each category:
- The Big Picture and Contacts
- Budget
- Location, Location, Location
- Menu and Flowers
- Rentals
- The Dress (And What Everyone Else Is Wearing)
- The Guests and the Invitations
- Music, Photography, and Videography
- Making It Official: Rings, Licenses, Vows, Officiants

Packed throughout are tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets, and schedules to help brides (and grooms) manage everything from building a wedding timeline and organizing the dreaded seating chart to getting the wedding party matched and fitted. From "Will you marry me?" to "I do," nothing will slip through the cracks.

Wedding Planner
Wedding Planner
Hardcover      ISBN: 1454935731
An elegant, modern wedding planner in a compact format that's perfect for today's busy bride-to-be

At last, a portable wedding planner for the modern woman Smaller, sleeker, and journal-like, this planner is ideal for toting around so you can jot down inspiration and information anywhere. As stunning and stylish as pricier designer planners, it features die-cut tabs that divide it into sections for easy organizing and customizable fill-in charts and lists. There are expandable pockets at the front and back for storing cards and samples, a lay-flat binding, a ribbon marker, and an elastic enclosure to keep everything secure. Complete with suggested timelines and savvy budgeting tips, this practical planner is indispensible to today's bride-to-be--while its beauty and durability will make it a treasured keepsake of a very special day.
The Ultimate Wedding Music Kit: Music, Planning Tips and More for the Perfect Wedding
The Ultimate Wedding Music Kit
Music, Planning Tips and More for the Perfect Wedding
Paperback      ISBN: 1592351972

(Shawnee Press). Other than the bride and groom, music is one of most important aspects of any wedding. Make the music at your wedding something you'll cherish for a lifetime If you have no musical training, or even if you're a seasoned musical pro, The Ultimate Wedding Music Kit contains a wealth of classic wedding music in one book. From preludes to processionals to candle-lighting music and more, it's all here. There are also 2 CDs included containing demonstration performances of each song so you can hear the music in advance for careful preparation. The CDs also include accompaniment tracks for rehearsal or use in the wedding. In addition, there are tips on selecting music for your wedding, hiring musicians, "staging" your wedding music and more