A Practical Wedding
Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration
Paperback ISBN: 0738215155
Insanity-free solutions for a beautiful, meaningful wedding that reflects your taste (and your budget), from the creator of APracticalWedding.com
Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides
Paperback ISBN: 1580053157
Unenthused by a white wedding gown and bored by the hoopla of the Hollywood style reception, Ariel Meadow Stallings found herself absolutely exhausted with the nuances of traditional nuptials. So, she chose to take a walk off the beaten aisle and embrace the nontraditional bride within. Shortly after her 2004 matrimony, Stallings began searching for other brides whose ceremonies defied age-old traditions and reflected who they are. From there, she developed the idea for a guide for the offbeat couple. Offbeat Bride validates choosing the funky, different, and offbeat over the traditional choices. This guide is filled with sidebars, tips, tricks, and planner encouragement — all taffeta-free — to help each bride figure out her special day. This updated second edition features new content, including a chapter on budget weddings in today's weak economy.
The Wedding Planner & Organizer
Hardcover ISBN: 0761165975
Packed throughout with tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets and schedules, a complete, three-ring-binder wedding planner includes tabs for: 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; and more.
The Broke-Ass Bride's Wedding Guide
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. Popular wedding website The Broke-Ass Bride has empowered thousands of couples with the simple philosophy that it's not about how much you spend but how you spend it. You don't need to give up your savings, the possibility of a downpayment on a house, or your sanity to plan a celebration that is meaningful and inspired. Dana shares her advice--and some useful pointers from the Broke-Ass community--on how to see budgeting challenges as opportunities to be creative, and how to get more for less. In her signature sassy, chatty voice, she gives hardworking and helpful tips, such as how to negotiate with vendors like a pro, and ideas for inventive (and affordable) engagement parties, DIY recipes, decorations, and more.
The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers
Hardcover ISBN: 0811832635
Covering everything from bouquets to boutonnieres, this lavishly illustrated handbook provides a wealth of practical information on everything a bride needs to know to select the right flowers for her wedding, along with advice on how to work with a florist, step-by-step directions for creating one's own arrangements, a glossary of floral terminology, and more.
Rituals and Readings for a Wedding With Spirit
Paperback ISBN: 0385485395
A guide for couples of all religious backgrounds includes advice on choosing the right place, people, symbols, prayers, format, and readings to create a more meaningful, gracious, and sacred wedding ceremony. Original.
The Groom's Instruction Manual
How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man
Paperback ISBN: 1594741905
For decades, bookstore childcare sections were dominated by books for women that is, until Quirk's Baby Owner's Manual offered a fun and refreshing alternative for male readers. Now we're crashing the wedding section with The Groom's Instruction Manual, an irreverent guide to everything guys need to know about: Getting Engaged (popping the question, finding a ring) Wedding Planning (choosing a location, drafting a guest list) The Big Day (rehearsal dinners, toasts, what to do if you start crying) Post-Wedding (honeymooning, thank-you notes, newlywedding) And much more Illustrated in the award-winning visual style that has made our Owner's Manual series a smash success, The Groom's Instruction Manual is the perfect shower gift for (engaged) men of all ages.
The Ultimate Wedding Music Kit
Music, Planning Tips and More for the Perfect Wedding
Paperback ISBN: 1592351972
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!