The Complete Guide for the Anxious Bride

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No matter how much she's planned, it is almost impossible for a new bride not to worry that something is going to go wrong. And if the incredible emphasis on making the "Big Day" perfect isn't mind-numbing enough, the sheer price tag associated with modern weddings is sure to induce anxiety.The Complete Guide for the Anxious Bride's easy-to-use question-and-answer format is a bride's ready reference to find a fix for every potential problem, no matter how challenging, including: * What to do if the bridal salon ...
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Overview

No matter how much she's planned, it is almost impossible for a new bride not to worry that something is going to go wrong. And if the incredible emphasis on making the "Big Day" perfect isn't mind-numbing enough, the sheer price tag associated with modern weddings is sure to induce anxiety.The Complete Guide for the Anxious Bride's easy-to-use question-and-answer format is a bride's ready reference to find a fix for every potential problem, no matter how challenging, including: * What to do if the bridal salon orders the wrong size gown. * What if one of your attendants announces she's pregnant. * How to handle seating arrangements when dealing with divorced parents. * What to do if they forecast rain for your wedding day. * How to avoid a wedding vendor who might take your money and run. * What to do if there's a hurricane during your honeymoon. * And much, much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564147301
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Health Concerns 11
Ill-timed period
Unplanned pregnancy
Bride and groom got sick
Broken bones
Under-the-weather wedding party
Ill parents
Chapter 2 Beauty Emergencies 23
Acne breakout
Bride with braces
Missing contact lenses
Lost or broken glasses
Oral surgery
Unexpected sunburn
Unavailable hairdresser and makeup artist
Switching stylists
Fake nails gone bad
Toupees and comb-overs
Chapter 3 Sticky Situations 35
Vendors demanding cash
Bounced checks
Overextended budget
Over-the-top bachelor party
Secrets revealed on video
Pushy parents
Negotiating divorced parents
Inviting work colleagues
Getting fired
Chapter 4 Bridal Gown and Groom's Attire 49
Missing wedding gown
Tips for getting a gown in a pinch
Wedding dress damaged
Dress doesn't fit
Hate the dress you ordered
Can't get tuxedos
Chapter 5 Wedding Accessories and Bridesmaid Attire 65
Shoes that hurt
Missing undergarments
Panty lines
Bridesmaid dresses not ready
Bridesmaid dresses all wrong
Maternity bridesmaid attire
Color wars
Cheapskate attendants
Tuxes don't fit
Chapter 6 The Wedding Party 75
Attendants want out
Pregnant bridesmaid
Fighting attendants
Firing an attendant
Problems with flower girl and ring bearer
Married attendants that split up
Chapter 7 The Wedding Ceremony 87
Bad weather
Ceremony location unavailable
Parents insist on religious ceremony
Officiant overbooked
Ceremony site too small
Officiant is a low talker
Two religions in one ceremony
Ceremony locale is too hot/too cold
Dealing with daylight savings
Church is noisy
Collapsing huppah
Broken glass
Chapter 8 The Entertainment 109
Avoiding bad performers
Reception band broke up
Unavailable entertainer
Loud band
Bandleader/deejay obnoxious
Song list all wrong
Chapter 9 Photography and Videography 125
Hate to have picture taken
Photographer/videographer unavailable
Found cheaper photographer
Camera malfunctioned
Missing photographs
Chapter 10 The Caterer and Reception 141
Reception site not available
Caterer overbooked
No alcohol allowed
Can't use candles or Sterno
Fire at reception
Caterer served meat to vegetarians
Inebriated guests
Reception site too small
Wedding cake collapsed
Want to avoid bouquet and garter toss
Chapter 11 Invitations and Gifts 163
Stationer went out of business
Invitations not ready on time
Programs are missing
Need more envelopes
Invitations on wrong paper stock
Calligrapher messed up
Invitations include errors
Guests not RSVPing
Problems with gift registry
Thank-you notes
Need more postage
Chapter 12 Flowers, Rings, and Transportation 183
Florist not available
Florist ordered wrong flowers
Bride is allergic to flowers
Bees swarming on flowers
Rings not ready in time
Limo was dirty
Limo was MIA
Chapter 13 The Honeymoon 199
Travel agency closed up shop
Honeymoon plans gone awry
Airline stopped flying
Lost tickets
Missed flight
Resort is overbooked
Resort is a dump
Cruise ship is contaminated
Illness on honeymoon
Hurricane hit
Destination is politically unstable
Appendix 215
Index 219
About the Author 223
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