The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day (Google eBook)

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Workman Publishing, Apr 17, 2008 - Reference - 485 pages
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Announcing the wedding bible: the most complete, lively, handholding, step-by-step guide to help every couple have a perfect wedding—no matter their budget, taste, or personalities. More than 2.2 million North American couples tie the knot each year; until now, only a mere fraction could work with celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. But the significant fact is not Ms. Weiss's clientele, but the reason for it: She's so very good at what she does. And now she shares all of her hard-won experience, wisdom, inspiration, and style tips.

The Wedding Book covers everything, in a voice filled with understanding: announcing the engagement, and what to do when someone isn't happy about the news; creating a budget; the pros and cons of destination weddings. Drawing up the guest list; planning the ceremony (and how to personalize your vows); menus to inspire; contracts and wedding insurance. Shopping for the dress, six great hairstyles, tuxedo vs. dinner jacket, the etiquette of invitations. Style tips for flowers, the tabletop, linens; a cake that says "you"; the crucial "Sixty Days Until I Do"; rehearsal dinner strategies; plus freezing the cake and preserving the bouquet.

Today the average cost of a wedding is $25,000—at $19.95, The Wedding Book is the smartest investment a bride-to-be could make.

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Review: The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day

User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

This book was my bible when I was planning my wedding. I didn't need any other books. There was so much I didn't realize I didn't know, especially in the etiquette department. Read full review

Review: The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day

User Review  - Mandy Decker - Goodreads

I bought three books for planning my wedding and this was my favorite by far. Tons of useful information and tons of information you won't need (like ceremonies for various religions) but the headings ... Read full review


First Steps
Laying the Foundation
Making It Beautiful
The Big Event

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About the author (2008)

Mindy Weiss is one of the most sought-after party planners in the country, working with celebrities from Ellen DeGeneres to Heidi Klum to Gwen Stefani to Shaquille O’Neal. She is regularly featured in magazines and newspapers, including People, US Weekly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles and online at

Lisbeth levine is a contributing editor for InStyle Weddings. She lives in Chicago.

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