Bride's Instruction Manual

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At Last! A No-Nonsense Guide to Bridal Essentials!
Feuding in-laws, rehearsal dinner meltdowns, controlling wedding planners— what’s a gal to do when her Big Day threatens to go down with more drama than a boatload of wedding crashers? Have no fear: The Bride’s Instruction Manual boils it all down to the basics, covering every topic you need to know to march down that ...

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The Bride's Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Biggest Day of Your Life

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At Last! A No-Nonsense Guide to Bridal Essentials!
Feuding in-laws, rehearsal dinner meltdowns, controlling wedding planners— what’s a gal to do when her Big Day threatens to go down with more drama than a boatload of wedding crashers? Have no fear: The Bride’s Instruction Manual boils it all down to the basics, covering every topic you need to know to march down that aisle with confidence, from setting the date and choosing The Dress to creating your guest list.
Chock-full of cheat sheets to keep you on track and on budget, The Bride’s Instruction Manual is the perfect shower gift for every blushing bride-to-be—courtesy of veteran wedding journalist Carrie Denny.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594742651
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Series: Owner's and Instruction Manual Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 362,111
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Although as of press time, Carrie Denny had not yet planned her own wedding, she’s been in the biz for years as editor of Philadelphia magazine’s bridal publication, Philadelphia Wedding. She has fielded questions from brides about whether they can “forget” to invite their super-pretty best friend because they think she might show them up on the big day (no); whether it’s OK for a bride to blow as much of her budget on a personal trainer as she did on the Dress, just to make sure she looked that good in it (yes); and whether it’s really that bad if a bride-to-be changes her entire registry when her groom’s not looking (maybe). She’s spent years as a walking, breathing wedding encyclopedia for her friends, on-call during their engagements like an OB during the ninth month. And yes, when her boyfriend finally cracks, she will be the calmest, coolest, most logical, rational, and non-Bridezilla bride to ever plan a wedding. She lives in Center City, Philadelphia.
Paul Kepple and Scotty Reifsnyder are better known as the Philadelphia-based studio Headcase Design. Their work has been featured in many design and illustration publications, such as AIGA 365 and 50 Books/50 Covers, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Print. Paul worked at Running Press Book Publishers for several years before opening Headcase in 1998. Paul graduated from the Tyler School of Art, where he now teaches. Scotty is a graduate of Kutztown University and received his M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, where he had Paul as an instructor.

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  • Posted February 3, 2010

    This is it!

    As a professional event planner who has been on the scene for years, I can say that this is the first actually useful wedding guide that is packed with fun too! Get this book!

    This wasn't a boring "finding the perfect venue to dealing with the new monster-in-law" type book. This material covers the adventure filled and fun aspects of planning the special day. Great A.D.D. blurbs all over the pages and lots of color to brighten up your mood if you're feeling overwhelmed. Ms. Denny really put a lot of experience and thought into this extrememly useful tool. This book should be in the hands of every woman planning a wedding, and I know it's going to remain on my desk as a resource until Ms. Denny decides to achieve the impossible by coming out with something better in the future. It doesn't matter if you're planning your special day in Fargo, Altoona, the O.C. or NYC, this book is a must have for every bride to be!

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

    You could find all this info on the internet

    While it has information that is helpful, some suggestions are unnecessary for regular every day brides. It's an okay read. I wish it was written more like the grooms book. Which is written completely different than this one. If you get this one, get the groom one, so you can see the contrast of what they talk about. Giving gifts is nice, but this book makes it seem like as the bride you have to buy every Tom, Dick, and Harry a thank you gift for coming to your wedding. In the grooms book it talked about issues such as pre-nups and where to get them, having sex with bridesmaid or strippers, the bachelor party, and taking your brides virginity. NONE of that is in here. There was very little talk about a bachelorette party.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Good overall handbook

    I got this book because I thought it would be a good companion for me as a general reference manual with wedding stuff. It has a lot of information I already know (from reading various things on the internet) but it does have some good illustrations on setup (for ex. the ceremony line order) and checklists. This book is really for those who don't have much wedding knowledge (like the early stages of planning), otherwise you likely already have the majority of the info in this book from your own reading/research.

    PS They made a Groom's one which I completely love - it really is perfect for a guy. It's humorous and geared for the guy mind with all the diagrams and such, step by step for a new groom!

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    Posted November 23, 2010

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