The Keep It Sweet & Simple (KISS) Method Of Wedding Planning:

The Keep It Sweet & Simple (KISS) Method Of Wedding Planning: "How To" Guide on Planning Your Perfect Wedding Day

by Karen Y Moore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942923305
Publisher: Our Written Lives, LLC
Publication date: 04/30/2018
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Karen Y. Moore
Founder and Lead Planner at KYM Signature
KYM Signature is a full-service wedding and event production company built from talent, creativity and a constant desire to elevate the art of event design.
Karen's passion and well-rounded experience has presented her with unique opportunities to design and coordinate countless weddings, dinner parties, and other social events. Her flair for combining elements that make events come alive has benefitted the Savannah and Atlanta wedding markets for 18 years. Her contributions have won her several awards to include Best Savannah Wedding Planner 2012 and Best Atlanta Wedding Planner 2013.
Karen was featured in Glamour, Jezebel and Georgia Trend magazines as a Professional Bridal Consultant. Prominent wedding planning blogs, as well as local and regional publications, have also highlighted her achievements as an expert wedding planner.

Table of Contents

Part One - First Things First

Your Engagement 12

Your Engagement Period 15

Your Announcements 16

Don’t Spend A Dime Yet 17

Part Two - Say Your First “I Dos” to a Budget

Let’s Talk Numbers 20

How to Set a Budget 24

Traditionally Who Pays for What? 26

Financial Safeguards 29

Part Three - Let’s Get Organized

Decisions, Decisions 34

Your Supporting Cast 37

Timing is Everything 43

Discussing Religion 46

Keeping in Touch 49

Part Four - Building a Solid Team

Why You Need a Wedding Planner 54

Your Wedding Planning Angel 57

Do Your Homework 58

Part Five - Envisioning the Perfect Day

Your Day Your Way 62

Determining Your Wedding Style 65

Create Your Theme and Be Consistent 67

Something Borrowed Something Blue 71

Eco-ism: A Green Soiree 72

Part Six - The Perfect Setting

How to Choose a Vendor 78

Wedding Gratuity Guidelines 80

Choosing Your Wedding Ceremony Officiant 83

Finding the Perfect Ceremony Location 86

Let the Soiree Begin 88

Tents: A Blank Slate 93

Part Seven - Eat, Drink and Be Married

Choosing the Right Caterer 98

The Wedding Cake 103

Lights, Camera, Action 107

Musician, Band, or DJ 111

Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride 115

Part Eight - Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Customized Wedding Stationary 118

Save the Date Card 120

Invitations 120

Wedding Programs 121

Thank You Essentials 124

Part Nine - Details, Details, Details

Your Wedding Design Team 130

Lines and Napkins 132

Peonies, Roses or Hydrangeas 134

Reception Seating Made Simple 136

Creating a Memorable Cocktail Hour 138

Wedding Favors 139

Part Ten - White Dress and Tux

The Power of the Dress 144

A Tux for Him 148

The Bridesmaids Style and Attire 150

Part Eleven

Cultural Touches & Wedding Traditions

Cultural Diversity on Your Special Day 155

Western Wedding Traditions 156

Personalized Wedding Vows 160

Part Twelve - The Perfect Escape

Destination Weddings 164

Destination Wedding Planner 166

KYM Signature 168

Your Honeymoon 170

Part Thirteen - Keep it Sweet and Simple

Keep It Sweet and Simple 176

Money and Saving Tips 180

Wedding Decorations 181

Wedding Dance 182

Bridesmaids 184

Part Fourteen - The Countdown

Bridal Beauty 188

Inner Beauty: It’s Time to Sparkle 192

The Countdown 194

Part Fifteen - Featured Stories

Sara & John (front cover) 199

Linda Rose & Jake (back cover) 203

Conclusion - Wedding Etiquette 213

Final Thoughts 217

Photography Contributors 219

About The Author 221

In Memory of Luke Smith 222

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