Notes from the Mother of the Bride

Notes from the Mother of the Bride

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by Sherri Goodall
     
 

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The Mother of the Bride's Essential Guide

You may be producing the largest party of your life, so here's the magic formula that allows you to remain sane and sensible, both during the planning process and on the great day itself. Professional event planner and wedding day ­veteran Sherri Goodall guides you through it all, including:

--Advice to save your

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The Mother of the Bride's Essential Guide

You may be producing the largest party of your life, so here's the magic formula that allows you to remain sane and sensible, both during the planning process and on the great day itself. Professional event planner and wedding day ­veteran Sherri Goodall guides you through it all, including:

--Advice to save your sanity
--The Ten Commandments for the Mother of the Groom
--Checklists and tips, plus a bonus section of Really Useful Tips!
--Worksheets for budgeting and organizing it all

Know the secrets of:

--When to speak up, when not to
--Surviving the guest list
--Staying on good terms with the bride

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402208911
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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The Challenge My work is cut out for me

It's ninety degrees in Oklahoma. The special candy from New York is being shipped. "Dry ice in October...what, are you crazy?" from the mouth of the C.O.W. (Candy-Maker of the Wedding). So it goes.
I continue to write and laugh in hopes that this little tome will provide a few sorely needed chuckles and lots of helpful advice for other M.O.B.s.

Meet the Author

Sherri Goodall knows from whence she speaks. She owned a party store for several years in Tulsa and was a sought-after party ­planner. The ultimate test came when she planned her daughter's wedding in 1994. Utilizing her creativity to the maximum, she unearthed the most efficient and effective ideas and resources necessary to produce a wedding unique to the bridal couple...a wedding with panache, dazzle, sophistication, and originality.

Goodall was among the wedding-planning veterans on wedding details.com. Her expert M.O.B. advice was sought by hundreds of inquiring brides, their moms, their grooms, and others concerned with the M.E. (the Main Event).

Goodall is the Editorial Advisor and a Contributing Editor for Oklahoma Bride Magazine, which debuted in January 1999.

In August of 1998, Goodall became a M.O.G. (Mother of the Groom) and found that she could wear beige, but keeping her mouth shut was a stretch. (There is a well-known maxim among wedding literati that mothers of the groom are expected to wear beige and keep their mouths shut.)

Goodall is a freelance writer, specializing in travel. Her articles have appeared in several publications including Departures, Travel News, Nostalgia, and Tycoon magazines. She writes for Tulsa People, Tulsa Kids, and Tulsa Woman. A grandmother of three, Goodall has written several humorous essays on grandmotherhood, which have appeared in 50 Plus, Metrofamily, 55 and Better!, and Senior Magazine, to name a few.

"I have ridden elephants in Chiang Mai, tuk tuks in Bangkok, hot-air balloons over Kenya, camels in Eilat, rafts on the Colorado River, the Eastern Oriental Express through Malaysia, cabs in reverse in Mexico City (when the transmission ran in one direction only-reverse)," says Goodall, "but the most thrilling ride of all was the one in the elevator down to my daughter's wedding!"

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Notes from the Mother of the Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kat769 More than 1 year ago
Comical but was looking for more direction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
from the engagement day to the hours after the big event, Goodall leaves you laughing in between really useful tips on planning, budgeting, and dealing with the in-laws. Great read with relevant information