The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Being a Groom, 3rd Edition

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From bended knee to the altar …

This unique guide covers all the details aspiring husbands need to know, such as choosing a best man, assisting with the wedding budget, making reservations for the rehearsal dinner, paying the clergy fee, buying groomsmen gifts, and more. In addition, this latest edition features a new chapter on ways to wow the bride. Also includes updated coverage on honeymoon destinations and helpful information on the roles ...

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Overview

From bended knee to the altar …

This unique guide covers all the details aspiring husbands need to know, such as choosing a best man, assisting with the wedding budget, making reservations for the rehearsal dinner, paying the clergy fee, buying groomsmen gifts, and more. In addition, this latest edition features a new chapter on ways to wow the bride. Also includes updated coverage on honeymoon destinations and helpful information on the roles and responsibilities of the best man and groomsmen.

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I was an idiot, now I'm a pocket idiot? Same but smaller? Oh well, I'm still big in Japan. This is OK stuff: a primer that gives a lot of all-around goodness that dudes need to get through their wedding. Lacking nonsense (e.g., close-up photos of creamy rose arrangements; girl shoes that cost five bills), the contents encompass "the cast" (read: the best man and other honorary positions), prewedding events like booking a limo, and honeymoon planning. More general information like that featured in the robust "Communication Strategies" section will help dudes employ such practices as active listening, "I" messages, and the occasional back rub. The book also specks out the types of things couples usually register for, like dessert spoons, pillowcase sets, and a dozen or so blenders (sadly, a Cervelo P4 was not included, so I wrote one in on my copy). Chapter 12, "Going the Extra Mile," is particularly sly with advice to win over those supporting-cast chicks at the showers (e.g., help pack their VW Jettas full of crap and escort the old ladies to their huge cars).Alternate Take: Glen Pitre's The Crawfish Book. Think "étouffée for the XY chromosomed." Catch some crawdads and cook 'em up. Even a pocket idiot can do it.—Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," BookSmack! 8/5/10
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592574513
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 1/3/2006
  • Series: Pocket Idiot's Guide Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 405,385
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 7.16 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer and Mark Rung wrote the first edition of this book as they were planning their own wedding. The fact that they're still together suggests that Mark did his homework. A former New York City book editor, Jennifer is the author of five books in the bridal category, including The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Being the Father of the Bride.
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