Your Perfect Wedding Planner

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Large format wedding planners are the dominant sellers in the wedding category. Cathy Bouchard, who ran one of the most successful bridal accessory companies in the country, knows exactly what the bride needs to plan her wedding exactly the way she wants it. This new edition of a bestselling planner in the category offers new features and updated text, including:

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Large format wedding planners are the dominant sellers in the wedding category. Cathy Bouchard, who ran one of the most successful bridal accessory companies in the country, knows exactly what the bride needs to plan her wedding exactly the way she wants it. This new edition of a bestselling planner in the category offers new features and updated text, including:

--Now easier to use!
--Three-ring binder format makes it easy for the bride to add her own materials
--Business card holder and PVC zip-locked holder with plenty of space for materials the bride needs to hang onto
--Six pocket tabs give the bride more room for swatches, samples and notes
--More than one hundred worksheets and checklists, many designed to double as a vendor contract
--Insider tips from wedding experts

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What People Are Saying

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Your Perfect Wedding Planner is the ultimate planner for the bride of the '90s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570711688
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.41 (w) x 11.09 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy J. Bouchard is the owner and designer of America's largest wedding collection. An internationally renowned, award-winning artist and designer for more than twenty years, her work has been seen on more than fifty television programs, commercials, and movies, including Dynasty, L.A. Law, All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live. Reproductions of her art can be found in more than half a million homes in forty-seven countries worldwide. Her extensive artistic background led her into custom designing gowns, jewelry, and accessories for retail stores. For 15 years, her company, Bouchard Ltd. offered the bride and her wedding party the best selection in the industry—The Bouchard Wedding Collection, America's largest selection of fine bridal keepsakes, accessories, and gift items, founded in 1990.
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Table of Contents

1 Planning Your Wedding
Wedding Planning Tips 1
How to Use This Planner 3
Working with Wedding Professionals 4
Wedding Timeline 5
Groom's Timeline 11
Master Calendar 14
Monthly Calendars 16
Wedding Week Itinerary 28
The Day Before Schedule 29
Wedding Day Schedule 29
Wedding Day Supply Checklist 30
2 The Wedding Budget
Budget Planning Tips 31
How to Determine Your Budget 31
Hidden Costs 32
Who Pays for What 33
Wedding Expenses 36
Budget Overview 42
3 The Wedding Directory 43
Bride's Attendants 43
Groom's Attendants 44
Family Members 45
Ceremony Services 46
Reception Services 47
Wedding Professionals 49
4 Pre-Wedding Activities
Shopping for Your Engagement and Wedding Rings 51
Selecting Your Engagement and Wedding Rings 51
Buying a Quality Stone: The 4C's 53
Caring for Your Wedding Rings 54
Wedding Rings Checklist 55
Wedding Rings Shopping Worksheet 57
Wedding Rings Worksheet 58
Newspaper Announcements 60
Wedding Vendors Referral Form 63
Bridal Show Calendar 65
Marriage License Checklist 66
Bridal Shopping Checklist 67
Pre-Wedding Activities Checklist 70
Pre-Wedding Parties 71
Engagement Party Worksheet 72
Engagement Party Guest List 73
Bridal Luncheon Worksheet 74
Bridal Luncheon Guest List 75
Bridal Shower Guest and Gift List 76
Wedding Rehearsal Checklist 78
Selecting a Rehearsal Dinner Site 79
Rehearsal Dinner Worksheet 81
Beauty Worksheet 82
5 The Wedding Party
Selecting Your Wedding Party 83
Attendants' Duties 84
Attendants' Information 84
Gifts for the Wedding Party 85
Wedding Party Checklist 86
Duties of the Maid of Honor 87
Duties of the Bridesmaids 88
Duties of the Flower Girl 88
Duties of the Ring Bearer or Train Bearer 88
Duties of the Best Man 89
Duties of the Groomsmen/Ushers 90
Information for the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids 91
Information for the Best Man and Groomsmen 93
6 Guests and Gifts
Wedding Invitations 95
Wedding Invitation Examples 97
Invitations Checklist 100
Invitations Worksheet 101
Wedding Guest and Gift List 103
Gift Registry Checklist 123
Out-of-Town Guests Checklist 127
Accommodations for Out-of-Town Guests 128
Out-of-Town Guests 129
7 Planning the Geremony
Ceremony Planning Tips 131
Ceremony Site Ideas 133
Ceremony Theme Ideas 133
Ceremony Ideas 133
Ceremony Checklist 134
Selecting a Ceremony Site 135
Ceremony Site Worksheet 137
Officiant Information 140
Bride's Vows 141
Groom's Vows 141
Ceremony Supply List 142
List of Ceremony Helpers 143
Ceremony Timetable 144
8 Planning the Reception
Reception Planning Tips 145
Reception Checklist 150
Selecting a Reception Site 151
Reception Site Worksheet 153
Reception Catering Worksheet 156
Reception Menu 158
Self-Catered Reception Shopping List 159
The Wedding Cake 162
Wedding Cake Checklist 165
Wedding Cake Worksheet 166
Reception Announcements 169
Reception Floor Plan Layout 170
Reception Seating Chart 171
Reception Supply List 173
List of Reception Helpers 175
Reception Timetable 176
9 Wedding Attire
Bride's Attire 177
Bridesmaids' Attire 178
Alterations 178
Preserving Your Wedding Gown 178
Bride's Mother 178
Men's Formal Wear 178
Wedding Attire Checklist 180
Attire Shopping Worksheet 181
Bride's Wedding Attire Worksheet 182
Bridesmaids' Attire Worksheet 184
Bridesmaids' Attire Information 185
Groom's Formal Wear Worksheet 187
Men's Attire Worksheet 188
Men's Attire Information 189
10 Flowers and Decorations
Wedding Flower Tips 191
Flower Selections 192
Flower Preservation 193
Selecting a Florist 194
Wedding Flowers Checklist 196
Floral Worksheet 197
Floral Checklist 199
Decorations Worksheet 201
Decorations Checklist 202
11 Wedding Music
Ceremony Music Tips 203
Ceremony Music Checklist 205
Selecting Ceremony Musicians 206
Ceremony Music Worksheet 208
Ceremony Music Selections 210
Reception Music 211
Reception Music Checklist 212
Reception Music Worksheet 213
Selecting Reception Musicians 214
Reception Music Selections 216
12 Photography Videography
Wedding Photography Tips 217
Photography Checklist 219
Selecting a Photographer 220
Photography Worksheet 221
Wedding Videography 223
Videography Checklist 225
Selecting a Videographer 226
Videography Worksheet 227
Photo and Video Checklist 229
13 Wedding Transportation
Wedding Transportation Tips 231
Transportation Checklist 233
Selecting Wedding Transportation 234
Transportation Worksheet 236
Wedding Day Transportation Schedule 237
Notes 238
14 The Honeymoon
Honeymoon Planning Tips 239
Honeymoon Checklist 241
Selecting a Wedding Night Hotel 242
Honeymoon Worksheet 243
Honeymoon Document Checklist 246
Honeymoon Packing Checklist 247
Honeymoon Itinerary 248
15 After the Wedding
After the Wedding Checklist 250
Name and Address Change Checklist 251
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2003


    It's spiral bound so you can 'fold it in half' and not have to copy two pages at once. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2002

    Not too happy

    The book suggest making copies of pages and handing them out to maid of honor, bridesmaids, etc. but it's hard to take out the pages and put them back in the book. This book is spiralbound and very hard to add and remove pages.

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