The Knot's Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Themby Carley Roney
Overwhelmed by the countless questions and details that planning your wedding entails? Don't despair! The Knot's Complete Guide to Weddings helps you make all the critical decisions and/i>
Planning for the big day? Here are the most up-to-date answers to all your questions in the first book from the editors of The Knot, the largest online wedding resource.
Overwhelmed by the countless questions and details that planning your wedding entails? Don't despair! The Knot's Complete Guide to Weddings helps you make all the critical decisions and takes you step-by-step from your engagement to the big day, from the reception to the honeymoon. Inside you'll find checklists, worksheets, true tales, insider advice, and in-depth sections on:
Plus: Coping with stressful family situations, dealing with interfaith issues, and maintaining strength, sanity, and romance through it all.
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When we launched The Knot Web site in 1996, we just knew there were people out there like us--modern, smart, in-love couples looking for an up-to-date, stylish, and real-world approach to planning their weddings. Within a year we had a huge online following of hundreds of thousands of to-be-weds from all over the country. Word spread fast. It seems that couples simply can't find anything out there that matches The Knot's tell-it-like-it-is advice, fresh ideas, practical etiquette, and stress-relieving sanity. (Besides that, we are the only real resource out there for both the bride and groom.)
We're thrilled to be able to put in print the best of The Knot's opinions, exhaustive databases of information, and real people's experiences. You simply can't beat the completeness and portability of a book--never mind the fact you can snuggle down into bed with it (together).
Before you dig in, take a look at the table of contents. We've structured things in (sort of) chronological order. But don't think you have to sit down and read this book from start to finish. At the opening of each chapter you'll see what's covered. Scan and look for the headlines that address your current issues.
Since we know planning a wedding can be kind of intimidating, we've tried to make this book as user-friendly as possible. The sidebars offer easy nuggets of important info on saving money, resources, hot ideas, and more. If you're overwhelmed and don't have the vaguest idea where to begin, check out the "To Do" list in Appendix A. It tells you what to worry about when and tells you which chapters in this book will guide you through eachto-do.
This is a working book, not a bible. Feel free to mark things, tear out pages, dog-ear to your heart's content. There's a fun and fact-filled resource section in the back of the book with phone numbers, resources, checklists, and worksheets. Make it your own.
Finally, as far as we're concerned, there's only one thing that really matters: that you have the wedding you want, not a nervous breakdown. Don't get too caught up in the details. Your wedding will be mesmerizing--no matter how big or small the budget, no matter how much or how little time you can devote to making it happen. So whether your wedding is an over-the-top 400-person formal religious affair or an intimate backyard barbeque after eloping, you're in the right place. Read up. Make decisions. Trust your judgment. Let go. Enjoy.
Meet the Author
Carley Roney is the founder and editor-in-chief of theknot, the most comprehensive and up-to-date information center on weddings that exists today. Since 1996, Carley has been gathering ideas and giving advice to 250,000 couples a month, making The Knot the most popular destination for brides and grooms in cyberspace. Its new wedding magazine, The Knot, will debut in the fall of 1999, followed by a television series.
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This is a great wedding resource, with lots of wedding history and even more good advice on how to keep people's feelings in mind. But it's got a giant caveat: The weddings in here are all five figures and up. It doesn't have much to do with 'weddings in the real world,' frankly--I don't have $4,000 to blow on the catering alone. If you're planning a wedding on a budget, go for 'Weddings from the Heart'--not this book, which is more like 'weddings from your parents' pocketbook.'
As I am planning my wedding, I am finding this book very useful since it has useful checklists and pages for vendor information. The website for the knot is also very useful!! I would recommend this to any bride-to-be or groom-to-be.