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Knack Planning Your Wedding: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Perfect Day

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Congratulations! You're getting married! Be prepared for an event unlike any other you'll ever host again: more romantic, more personal?and much more complicated to plan. Knack Planning Your Wedding makes wedding decisions truly stress free. The authors guide you through every single detail of planning a perfect, one-of-a-kind wedding. This is the one book that puts style choices front and center. With 450 beautiful, informative, full-color photographs, the authors help you define your personal wedding style. ...

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Overview

Congratulations! You're getting married! Be prepared for an event unlike any other you'll ever host again: more romantic, more personal—and much more complicated to plan. Knack Planning Your Wedding makes wedding decisions truly stress free. The authors guide you through every single detail of planning a perfect, one-of-a-kind wedding. This is the one book that puts style choices front and center. With 450 beautiful, informative, full-color photographs, the authors help you define your personal wedding style. They show how to create and find the right tools to get started, keep on budget, and stay organized—and create a beautiful wedding with memories you'll cherish forever. Over 450 color photos covering:For Brides & Grooms
• Beauty
• Style
• Rings
• Invitations
• Dresses
• Hair Styles
• Flowers The Ceremony
• The Reception
• Cakes
• Catering
• Cocktails
• Music
• Dancing
• Entertainment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599213972
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,398,035
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Wedding experts, Blair deLaubenfels, Christy Weber, and Kim Bamberg, are the founders and editors of the internationally popular website JunebugWeddings.com, which features the critically acclaimed wedding blog, What Junebug Loves. Through their website the Junebug Weddings team brings you creative, inspirational and innovative content to help you plan your wedding with impeccable style and a minimum of stress. Their extensive editorial coverage on all things wedding related includes a gorgeous selection of Real Weddings, Fashion Reports of the latest bridal styles, plus all kinds of inspirational advice for bride and groom on everything from out-of -he-box proposals to hot honeymoon retreats. Since 1999, Blair, Christy, and Kim have also worked as successful wedding photographers, photographing hundreds of weddings and talking with thousands of brides and wedding professionals about what works, and what causes challenges in the wedding planning process. Their up-close, unique perspective brings you a fresh look at what it takes to have a fun and fabulous wedding of your own. Knack Planning Your WeddingTable of ContentsChapter 1 Wedding Style Chapter 2 Wedding Planning BasicsChapter 3 With This RingChapter 4 Spreading the WordChapter 5 Bride 101Chapter 6 Groom 101 fashion and detail shotsChapter 7 Health and Beauty Chapter 8 Your Dress Chapter 9 Fashion DetailsChapter 10 Your Wedding Party Chapter 11 Family and Guests Chapter 12 Choosing a LocationChapter 13 Photography and Videography Chapter 14 Flowers terrific!Chapter 15 Cakes, Catering and CocktailsChapter 16 Music, Dancing, and Entertainment Chapter 17 The Ceremony Chapter 18 Reception Details and Décor Chapter 19 Etiquette, Parties and Events Chapter 20

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Wedding Style Your Wedding, Your Way Expressing Your Personal Style Classic StyleCasual StyleAlternative StyleSeasonal Style Chapter 2: Wedding Planning BasicsGetting StartedYour Wedding TimelineYour Wedding TimelineSetting Your BudgetHiring ProfessionalsLong Distance Planning Chapter 3: With This RingDiamondsEngagement RingsWedding BandsAntique & Vintage RingsAlternative Styles Men’s Rings Chapter 4: Spreading the WordInvitation BasicsTraditional DesignsAlternative DesignsThematic DesignsWhimsical DesignsInvitation Extras Chapter 5: Bride 101Traditional ResponsibilitiesGetting SupportTime Honored TraditionsGoing to the ChapelReception EventsThank You Notes Chapter 6: Groom 101 Traditional Responsibilities Get Creative, Get Involved! Suit or Tux? Finishing Your Look Going to the Chapel Reception Events Chapter 7: Health & Beauty Exercise & NutritionHairstylesSavvy Skin Care Make Up BasicsStress ReliefFinishing Your Look Chapter 8: Your Dress fashion and detail shotsDress ShapesNecklinesFormal DressesCasual DressesVintage DressesAlternative Dresses Chapter 9: Fashion VeilsHairpiecesShoesLingerie & UnderpinningsJewelry Reception Style Chapter 10: Your Wedding Party Best ManMaid of HonorSupporting CastStyle for the GuysStyle for the GirlsGifts & Gratitude Chapter 11: Family & Guests Traditional ResponsibilitiesHonoring Those You Love Fashion for the Family Fashion for the FamilyWelcoming GuestsCombining Cultures Chapter 12: Choosing a LocationCeremony BasicsReception BasicsClassic LocationsCasual LocationsAlternative LocationsTents & Coverings Chapter 13: Photography and Videography Classic PhotographyPhotojournalismFashion Oriented PhotographyAlternative & Fine Art PhotographyAlbums & EnlargementsVideography Chapter 14: Flowers Seasonal FlowersBouquetsBoutonnières & CorsagesCeremony StyleReception StyleFun & Fashionable Extras Chapter 15: Cakes, Catering, & CocktailsCake ShapesFlavors & FillingsGrooms Cake & NoveltiesCake Alternatives Catering MenuCocktails & Beverages Chapter 16: Music, Dancing, & Entertainment Ceremony MusicDance LessonsLighting & Dance FloorsWedding DJs Live Bands Fun Entertainment Ideas Chapter 17: The Ceremony Choosing an Officiant Writing Your Vows Traditional CeremoniesTraditional CeremoniesBlended CeremoniesCivil Ceremonies Chapter 18: Reception Details and Décor Seating Linens & Chair CoversTable SettingsFun ExtrasThe Big Events Hosting Like a Pro Chapter 19: Etiquette, Parties and EventsEtiquette 10: FamilyEtiquette 101: Friends & Guests Wedding Shower InspirationBachelor Party IdeasGirl’s Night OutEvents Before & After Chapter 20: Resource Directory Index

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