The bestselling wedding planning guide now updated!
Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremony takes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal can seem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plan a wedding people will remember for ages.
Wedding Planning For Dummies 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! Expert wedding planner Marcy Blum walks you step-by-step through everything you'll encounter as you plan your wedding, from choosing a reception site to picking a photographer and everything in between.
20% new and updated contentKeep track of expenses with a wedding budgetNegotiate contracts and surf online for wedding dealsGet those pesky financial technicalities out of the wayPlan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, same sex wedding, and other celebrationsPlan for various wedding customs and ritesThrow a great reception with music, food, drink, and cakeThe 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest trends in wedding 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 while making all of your fairytale dreams come true.
Introduction 1 Part I: First Things First 7 Chapter 1: First Steps to a Wedding to Remember 9 Chapter 2: Avoiding Those Wedding-Bill Blues 23 Chapter 3: Making It All Legal 39 Part II: Be Our Guest 51 Chapter 4: Venue Victories: Finding the Ideal Location 53 Chapter 5: By Invitation Only 73 Chapter 6: The Weekend Wedding 107 Chapter 7: Creating a Foolproof Wedding-Day Schedule 119 Chapter 8: Other Creative Celebrations 129 Part III: Ceremony Survival Guide 141 Chapter 9: Attending to Your Attendants 143 Chapter 10: Sensational Ceremonies 159 Chapter 11: Selecting the Perfect Florist and Arrangements 191 Chapter 12: Music to Get Married By 207 Part IV: A Rousing Reception 215 Chapter 13: Get Up and Dance 217 Chapter 14: What s on the Menu? 231 Chapter 15: Let s Drink to That 247 Chapter 16: A Piece of Cake 265 Chapter 17: Setting the Stage 275 Part V: Gifts, Garb, Pics, and Trips 299 Chapter 18: Greed Expectations and Registry Realities 301 Chapter 19: And the Bride Wore 313 Chapter 20: Rings That Rock 347 Chapter 21: For Posterity: Photos and Videos 359 Chapter 22: Handling the Honeymoon 377