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 ...

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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: 1,454,879
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Wedding Style

Your Wedding, Your Way

Expressing Your Personal Style

Classic Style

Casual Style

Alternative Style

Seasonal Style

Chapter 2: Wedding Planning Basics

Getting Started

Your Wedding Timeline

Your Wedding Timeline

Setting Your Budget

Hiring Professionals

Long Distance Planning

Chapter 3: With This Ring

Diamonds

Engagement Rings

Wedding Bands

Antique & Vintage Rings

Alternative Styles

 Men’s Rings

Chapter 4: Spreading the Word

Invitation Basics

Traditional Designs

Alternative Designs

Thematic Designs

Whimsical Designs

Invitation Extras

Chapter 5: Bride 101

Traditional Responsibilities

Getting Support

Time Honored Traditions

Going to the Chapel

Reception Events

Thank 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 & Nutrition

Hairstyles

Savvy Skin Care

Make Up Basics

Stress Relief

Finishing Your Look

Chapter 8: Your Dress fashion and detail shots

Dress Shapes

Necklines

Formal Dresses

Casual Dresses

Vintage Dresses

Alternative Dresses

Chapter 9: Fashion

Veils

Hairpieces

Shoes

Lingerie & Underpinnings

Jewelry

Reception Style

Chapter 10: Your Wedding Party

Best Man

Maid of Honor

Supporting Cast

Style for the Guys

Style for the Girls

Gifts & Gratitude

 Chapter 11: Family & Guests

Traditional Responsibilities

Honoring Those You Love

Fashion for the Family

Fashion for the Family

Welcoming Guests

Combining Cultures

Chapter 12: Choosing a Location

Ceremony Basics

Reception Basics

Classic Locations

Casual Locations

Alternative Locations

Tents & Coverings

Chapter 13: Photography and Videography

Classic Photography

Photojournalism

Fashion Oriented Photography

Alternative & Fine Art Photography

Albums & Enlargements

Videography

Chapter 14: Flowers

Seasonal Flowers

Bouquets

Boutonnières & Corsages

Ceremony Style

Reception Style

Fun & Fashionable Extras

Chapter 15: Cakes, Catering, & Cocktails

Cake Shapes

Flavors & Fillings

Grooms Cake & Novelties

Cake Alternatives

Catering Menu

Cocktails & Beverages

Chapter 16: Music, Dancing, & Entertainment

Ceremony Music

Dance Lessons

Lighting & Dance Floors

Wedding DJs

Live Bands

Fun Entertainment Ideas

Chapter 17: The Ceremony

Choosing an Officiant

Writing Your Vows

Traditional Ceremonies

Traditional Ceremonies

Blended Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies

Chapter 18: Reception Details and Décor

Seating

Linens & Chair Covers

Table Settings

Fun Extras

The Big Events

Hosting Like a Pro

Chapter 19: Etiquette, Parties and Events

Etiquette 10: Family

Etiquette 101: Friends & Guests

Wedding Shower Inspiration

Bachelor Party Ideas

Girl’s Night OutEvents Before & After

Chapter 20: Resource Directory

Index

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