The Everything Groom Book: A Survival Guide for Men

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Without question, you love your bride-to-be and want to spend the rest of your life with her. Ever since you popped the question, however, she's seemed somewhat different -- more anxious, more neurotic, and more fixated on the "little things" like flowers, bridal registry china, and why the bridesmaids hate their dresses.

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Overview

Without question, you love your bride-to-be and want to spend the rest of your life with her. Ever since you popped the question, however, she's seemed somewhat different -- more anxious, more neurotic, and more fixated on the "little things" like flowers, bridal registry china, and why the bridesmaids hate their dresses.

Before you head for the back door, take a deep breath -- help is on the way. The Everything Groom Book is here to help you keep your sanity while your fiancee loses hers.

From timing the engagement to enjoying your honeymoon, The Everything Groom Book is your ticket to a hassle-free wedding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593370572
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/2/2004
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
The Top Ten Reasons You Should Get Involved in Planning the Wedding ... Now xii
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 Please Marry Me! 1
Ring Buying 101 2
Two Months' Salary? Really? 5
Getting the Timing Right 7
Asking Her Dad 10
How to Ask Her 14
How Not to Ask Her 17
Chapter 2 She Said Yes! Now What? 21
Announcing It to the Families 22
Setting the Date 23
Beware: Wedding Emotions Ahead 27
Planning the Wedding Finances 30
Planners and Consultants 34
The Pros and Cons of Eloping 37
Chapter 3 Engagement Duties 43
Party! 44
"We're Getting Married, World!" 48
The Art of Compromise 53
Premarital Counseling 58
Chapter 4 The Groom's Responsibilities 65
The Budget 66
Divvying Up the Duties 69
Give Me a Ring-a-Ling 70
The Guest List 75
Flowers 78
You Want Her? Pay Up! 78
Wedding Night 81
Honeymoon 83
The Bride's Gift 83
Being the Rock 85
Chapter 5 The Big Picture 87
The Church 88
Before You Go Any Further 91
Receiving Your Guests ... Somewhere 94
Entertainment 97
The Photographer 100
Transportation 101
Buyer's Remorse? 106
Chapter 6 Men in Penguin Suits 109
Choosing Your Attendants 110
Who's the Man? 114
Ringbearers and Junior Groomsmen 115
Attendants' Gifts 117
What to Wear 117
Tux Shop Hunting 121
Tuxless Weddings 124
Chapter 7 The Mother(s) of All Headaches 127
Your Mother-in-Law 128
Let It Slide 131
Mother-Bride Tension 133
Your Sweet Mother 136
Mom vs. Mom 141
Stepmothers 144
Mingling Before the Big Day 148
Chapter 8 Honeymoon Preparations 151
Picking the Place 152
Covering the Bases 157
All-Inclusives 158
Cruises 158
Europe 160
Into the Wild 161
Hit Me Again! 162
Long Trip or Short Trip? 163
Honeymoon Help 165
Tourist Tips 166
Perfection Guaranteed? 170
Chapter 9 Bachelor Party 173
The Balancing Act 174
Planning 176
The "In" Crowd 180
Fun Is a Funny Word 183
Setting Limits 187
Groomsmen or Scapegoats? 188
Alternatives to the Traditional Stag 190
Chapter 10 Super Groom's Final Checklist 193
Preparations for the Ceremony 194
The Rehearsal 198
Wedding Gift for Your Honey 202
Wedding Eve 205
Honeymoon 206
The Checklist 212
Chapter 11 Ding Dong! Your Wedding's Here! 213
Nerves, Schmerves 214
Passing Time 216
The Wedding Day Schedule 218
Getting to the Church 221
(Candle) Lights, Camera 224
The Reception 226
Wedding Traditions 231
Your New Mrs. 234
Chapter 12 The Happily Ever After Part 235
Thank You, Thank You 236
What's Her Name? 241
Movin' In 244
Divide and Conquer the Household 245
The Budget 248
Husband of the Year 253
Appendix A Invitations 255
Appendix B Registry Guide 259
Appendix C Tipping Guide 263
Index 267
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