The Everything Destination Wedding Book: A Complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Away from Home (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, Nov 15, 2006 - Reference - 304 pages
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If the thought of having your wedding ceremony two blocks away bores you, The Everything Destination Wedding Book is your complete resource to planning a perfect wedding miles away -- all while sticking to a budget! Wedding expert Shelly Hagen takes you from start to finish, planning elaborate details and making arrangements, such as: - Choosing the right destination and climate for your wedding; - Assembling the guest list (does your second cousin need to be there?; - Finding accommodations for your guests; - Planning the ceremony and reception; - Plus a section on adjusting to married life after your trip. This enlightening and informative guide tells you the ins and outs of this new wedding trend, perfect for you as you struggle with the intricacies of your big day. With The Everything Destination Wedding Book, you can have your fantasy wedding-on a realistic budget!
  

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Contents

Destination Wedding Versus Elopement
13
Breaking with the Past 26 Ask for Help or Do It Yourself? 27 Staying
33
The Perils of Disorganization 42 First Things First 45 Planning with Help
50
Choosing Your Bridal Party
85
Narrowing Down the List 86 Attendant Duties 89 Little Ones 91
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Off the Beaten Path
113
Why There? 114 The Balanced Bride 116 Vendor Search Procedure
122
Finding the Dress 128 Important Considerations 132 Transporting
140
Package Deals 174 Going with a Baker 174 Pricing and Contracts
178
Setting the Tone 186 Music for the Ceremony 187 Finding
197
Make Sure Its Legal 210 Religious and Civil Ceremonies 213
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The Reception
223
The Week Before the Wedding
237
The Honeymoon
251
Coming in for a Landing
265
Moving In
279

Wedding Photography and Video
147
Pick Those Flowers 160 Consulting the Experts 161 Choosing a Florist
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About the author (2006)

Shelly Hagen is the author of several books, including "Body Language Basics". She holds degrees in nursing and psychology, and has extensive experience working with experts in the field of medicine and behavioral studies.

About the Technical Reviewer:
Joseph A. DeVito, PhD received his doctorate in communication from the University of Illinois. He has written extensively on psycholinguistics, interpersonal communication, and nonverbal communication and is the author of widely used textbooks in communication and public speaking. Dr. DeVito has taught a wide variety of communication courses at Queens College and Hunter College and is currently Professor Emeritus, Hunter College.

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