For decades, Modern Bride magazine has been helping women turn their dream weddings into reality. Now, the Editor-in-Chief of Modern Bride has created today's ultimate wedding planner—an indispensable guide to getting ready for your special day, from selecting the ideal dress to planning an idyllic honeymoon. Bursting with expert advice, The Modern Bride Survival Guide will help bring your fantasies to life with a perfect combination of inspiration and advice.
Illustrated throughout with gorgeous color photography, this one-of-a-kind guide walks you through everything to consider as you approach your big day, from creating a budget, planning the ceremony and choosing vendors to orchestrating the rehearsal dinner and reception. You'll find detailed pointers and suggestions on the ceremony, reception, caterers, cakes, flowers, music, photography, destination weddings, and more—everything you need to make choices that fit your style but also fit your budget. And the book includes checklists and calendars to make sure nothing slips your mind, including "Questions to Ask" your vendors, a budget worksheet, a wedding-day countdown, and a comprehensive to-do list that takes you through the big day from start to finish.
Best of all, this guide is packed with the tips you need to survive the challenges a wedding can bring, from tactfully limiting the guest list to keeping the peace among relatives. Sidebars throughout feature wisdom from well-known wedding planners, "Q&A" sections feature commonsense guidance on typical dilemmas, and "bride to bride" tips share down-to-earth insights from real-life brides. With the authoritative advice and answers you'll find here, you can feel confident that your wedding will be exactly what you want it to be.
Full of ideas for all budgets and every imaginable wedding style, The Modern Bride Survival Guide is the most useful and up-to-date wedding planner available.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
Antonia van der Meer is the Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast's Modern Bride magazine. The author of twelve books and hundreds of magazine articles, van der Meer has appeared on many national TV shows to discuss weddings, including the Today show and Good Morning America in addition to appearances on CNN, MSNBC, E!, Oxygen, WE tv, and more.
Table of Contents
From Modern Bride Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer.
Chapter 1: Get Started.
Begin Your Wedding Planning On The Right Foot.
Chapter 2: Create Your Ceremony.
Tips For Planning A Meaningful Service.
Chapter 3: Plan A Great Reception.
How To Design A Better Celebration.
Chapter 4: Dress Your Best.
Fashion Advice To Help You Find The Perfect Style.
Chapter 5: Get Gorgeous.
How To Get Fit And Fabulous For The Big Day.
Chapter 6: Select Your Registry.
Everything You Need To Know About The Gifts You'll Want To Receive.
Chapter 7: Choose The Caterer.
The Dish On Deciding Your Wedding Menu.
Chapter 8: Create The Cake.
Crafting Your Dream Dessert.
Chapter 9: Pick Your Flowers.
Bouquets, Centerpieces and All That Blooms.
Chapter 10: Select Your Stationery.
Invitations, Save-The-Dates And Other Wedding Paperie.
Chapter 11: Manage The Music.
How To Find Top-Notch Performers To Play At Your Party.
Chapter 12: Take Your Best Shots.
Preserve Your Memories With Great Photography.
Chapter 13: Be Good To Your Bridesmaids.
All About Your Girls—And How To Keep Them Happy And Helpful.
Chapter 14: Guide Your Groomsmen.
How To Organize and Outfit The Men In The Bridal Party.
Chapter 15: Gift Your Guests.
A Guide To Welcome Baskets, Favors and More.
Chapter 16: Plan The Other Parties.
Extend Your Celebration With These Weekend Events.
Chapter 17: Make Everyone Happy.
Tips To Help You Be A Top-Notch Hostess.
Chapter 18. Get Married Away.
Planning A Wedding In A Distant Location.
Chapter 19. Plan Your Honeymoon.
Find Your Ideal Getaway with Our Guidance.
Budget Worksheets, Wedding Countdown, Registry Checklist and Big-Day Schedule.