Oh No, They're Engaged!: A Sanity Guide for the Mother of the Bride or Groom

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Your child is getting married. Congratulations! OH, NO, THEY'RE ENGAGED! will help any mother carry off her parental role in planning with dignity and common sense while explaining the execution of a traditional wedding. Included is vital information on advising the couple on emotional decisions, relationship issues, and budget concerns. From controlling expenses to managing the guest list, this handy guide provides all of the information necessary to helping a son or daughter ...
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Overview

Your child is getting married. Congratulations! OH, NO, THEY'RE ENGAGED! will help any mother carry off her parental role in planning with dignity and common sense while explaining the execution of a traditional wedding. Included is vital information on advising the couple on emotional decisions, relationship issues, and budget concerns. From controlling expenses to managing the guest list, this handy guide provides all of the information necessary to helping a son or daughter have the wedding of their dreams.

As a parent, your life is about to change, and this will have far reaching effects. Who could guess the spark of a tiny diamond has the power to ignite the flurry of activities and emotions following the engagement of a daughter or son? Gaining a new family member can be as excruciating as childbirth and, ultimately, as rewarding.

Marriage is a turning point in your son or daughter's life, a commitment to a future as a responsible adult with a family to care for. When the reality meets the dream, I guarantee your child will rely on you for help in crossing over. This special time in your life gifts you with closeness to your child, even as it thrills and scares you to death. Fits of activity and ever-present anxiety will terminate with the sweet pain of separation. You may not have been this "in touch" with your son or daughter since babyhood; it feels good to be needed, and it may hurt to see it end. Yet, a child's marriage is hardly an end. It begins a host of new relationships--an extended family, a new daughter or son to spoil, and maybe grandchildren before long.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780986242205
  • Publisher: JSBooks
  • Publication date: 11/21/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 526,704
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy Smith holds a BS degree from the University of Connecticut in Home Economics-Educations. Her studies included advanced courses in psychology, marriage, and family relationships. Joy has authored several books, including The Empty Nest Cookbook. She and her husband live in Connecticut, where her greatest pleasure is spoiling her grandchildren.
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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    Don't Miss This One, Mom!

    Whether you're the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom, Oh, No, They're Engaged is indispensable. Joy Smith guides you with warmth and humor every step of the way from the engagement announcement to the wedding reception and beyond. Not just another wedding planning guide, Oh, No, They're Engaged combines solid practical advice with a deep understanding of the emotional ups and downs you, as a parent, will experience while preparing for and participating in your child's wedding. Don't miss this one, Mom.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2015

    The Perfect Gift for Parents of the Bride & Groom! I SO wis

    The Perfect Gift for Parents of the Bride & Groom!
    I SO wish I'd had this handy guide playing on my team when my daughter got married two years ago. Some how-to books can be boring – not Joy Smith's take on the subject!
    With a lighthearted approach, she helps a parent handle not only the practical matters. She also keeps things light, injecting enough humor to help keep tension at bay. Sage advice to keep the grueling/euphoric process of planning a wedding from destroying what should be the happiest time of life.
    Most people purchase gifts for the happy couple at engagement time - I suggest a new tradition. Know the parent of a newly engaged son or daughter? This book is the perfect way to say "congratulations."

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    Finally, a book for those neglected by all those traditional wed

    Finally, a book for those neglected by all those traditional wedding manuals: the parents!  Joy Smith not only serves up tons of practical advice, but does so in a way that will entertain as well as inform. A must read for anyone with a child who is about to tie the knot.

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