Wedding Planning For Dummies
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Wedding Planning For Dummies

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by Marcy Blum
     
 

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The bestselling wedding planning guide—now updated!

Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremony takes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal can seem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plan a wedding people will remember for ages.

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The bestselling wedding planning guide—now updated!

Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremony takes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal can seem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plan a wedding people will remember for ages.

Wedding Planning For Dummies demystifies and simplifies all the details that go into the Big Day, providing inspiration and innovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration and, of course, make it fun for everyone—especially you! Expert wedding planner Marcy Blum walks you step-by-step through everything you'll encounter as you plan your wedding, from choosing a reception site to picking a photographer—and everything in between.

  • 20% new and updated content
  • Keep track of expenses with a wedding budget
  • Negotiate contracts and surf online for wedding deals
  • Get those pesky financial technicalities out of the way
  • Plan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, same sex wedding, and other celebrations
  • Plan for various wedding customs and rites
  • Throw a great reception with music, food, drink, and cake
  • The 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest trends in wedding registries, rings, photos, and the honeymoon

Packed with tips for saving money and common kitsch you should avoid, this is the ultimate guide to satisfying everyone on the Big Day—while making all of your fairytale dreams come true.

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Library Journal
This is your basic, predictable "For Dummies" title featuring the usual roundup of high-quality information. It's nice and thick, with just enough intel to one-step you through a garden-variety wedding. But, wait—garden variety? Basic? You don't want that. You want something special. No matter what you do—big, little, DIY, $50K, destination, backyard—it's a big day. Hopefully, a once in a lifetime day. So use this helpful guide to determine the essence of various elements about The Big Day When Fun Dies. Guest lists, venues, scheduling, the ceremony itself, the party/reception, the honeymoon, and pieces of the big components—music, food, décor, registries, and castration planning. After that, you should look into Simring, Simring, and Busnar's Making Marriage Work For Dummies so that you can avoid the rest of the titles in the "Life Happens" series: Ruth Westheimer and Pierre Lehu's Rekindling Romance For Dummies, Ventura and Reed's Divorce For Dummies (3rd), Goulston's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, and Jack Kevorkian's Exit Strategy: How To Plan Your Own Funeral & Wake For Dummies.Alternate Take: Sherri Haab's Beaded Macrame Jewelry: Stylish Designs, Exciting New Materials. Because the only thing more exciting than sitting down with your future wife to create a mutual guest list of loved ones and having every single one of your choices nixed is macrame'ing yourself a big, noose-shaped necklace.—Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," BookSmack! 8/5/10

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118360354
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
141,712
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

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Marcy Blum is a well-known expert on weddings and entertaining. She has appeared on numerous TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show.

Laura Fisher Kaiser writes about consumer culture for Interior Design, This Old House Magazine, and The Washington Post.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have been dreaming of your perfect wedding since you were a little kid, this book may not be for you. However, if you are clueless about where to start planning a wedding, and have many questions you don't know whom to ask, start with this book. It is full of useful and very relevant information that other books with glossy pictures don't include. Most of all the book makes sense...
Guest More than 1 year ago
As with most of the 'For Dummies' books, Wedding Planning for Dummies is a great resource for wedding information for Brides and Grooms. I consider it to be used as a reference book versus trying to read it from beginning to end. It is a great way to make sure that you covered all ground when planning your wedding. It is also a great supplemental source in cases where a bride/broom may be only to afford a day of planner, but are tasked with planning the wedding themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, smart, and really, really helpful. A friend gave me this and I keep it on me at all times. My wedding is in 6 months and it is great to have the best working with me on the millions of details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just really helpful. I can't tell you how much money we saved using this guide, but it was a bundle. Easy to use and chock full of ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My nigg chill.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TODAYS SUPPOSED TO B A WONDERGULL NIGHT FOR A WONDERFUL COUPLE~ imari
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Eastern. (Gtg)