Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding: From Engagement Ring to Honeymoon, a Week-by-Week Guide to Planning the Happiest Day of Your Life (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Reference - 320 pages
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Planning a wedding can be an exciting, overwhelming, and time consuming endeavor. COUNTDOWN TO YOUR PERFECT WEDDING will give brides the exact amount of information they need to plan the wedding they want. It breaks down pre-wedding tasks into manageable bits of information and serves as a point-by-point checklist so that nothing slips through the cracks and nothing is left undone.

Unlike other books, COUNTDOWN is arranged on a 52-week timeline (one year is the average amount of time brides take to plan a wedding) that explains what needs to be done when. Each week will feature an essential aspect of a beautiful wedding and will include tips and insider information on how brides can get what they want, budgeting considerations, definition of terms, as well as feature information for "Brides On A Budget" and "When Money Is No Object.

For brides who wish they could hire a wedding planner but can't afford one, this book will hold their hand through the process so they can plan the wedding of their dreams.


  

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Review: Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding: From Engagement Ring to Honeymoon, a Week-by-Week Guide to Planning the Happiest Day of Your Life

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

This book had something I really hoped for in a wedding-planning book--very specific suggestions for how to organize all the paperwork. It was like hitting the jackpot. This book is definitely for you if you want very specific organizational tips, for example, making the guest list in Excel. Read full review

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Contents

Savor the Proposal
1
Select an Engagement Ring
3
Announce the Engagementbut Not the Date
11
Decide Whether or Not to Hire a Professional Wedding Planner
15
Prepare a Staging Guide
21
Design the Day of Your Dreams
24
Make a Guest List and Check It Twice
28
Narrow Down the Big Day to a Season but Not a Date
34
Consult a Travel Agent About Your Honeymoon
181
Pick Out Rental Items
188
Select a Hairstylist and Makeup Artist
193
Reserve the Rehearsal Dinner Location
198
Finalize Your Ceremony Program
202
Register
208
Choose and Order Your Wedding Rings
216
Purchase Memorable Mementos
219

Create a Budget
39
Decide on a House of Worship or Not
51
Select a Reception Site
56
Choose Your Cast of Characters
62
Block Rooms and Air Transportation for OutofTown Guests
67
Design and Purchase SavetheDate Cards
72
Choose Your Wedding Gown
78
Request Caterer Proposals
87
Raise the Bar with Beverages
96
Make an Appointment with and Choose a Photographer
104
Research and Select a Videographer
112
Find a Florist
118
Decide on Music for the Reception
127
Choose an Ofciant
134
Hire a Professional Calligrapher or Do Your Own
137
Arrange Transportation for You and Your Guests
142
Select Musicians for the Ceremony
148
Order Invitations
153
Choose a Cake Designer
163
Select Attire for Maids Moms and Flower Girls
170
Get Garments for the Guys
176
Shop for Wedding Gown Accessories and Celebratory Clothes
223
Meet with the Caterer for a Trial Meal
229
Order Your Ceremony Program Escort Cards Place Cards and Menus
231
Have the Engagement Portrait Session with Your Photographer
237
Purchase Gifts for Your Attendants and OutofTown Guests
241
Mail Your Wedding Invitations
245
Meet with the Band Leader and Get Ready to Dance
248
Set the Stage at Your Site
252
Have Your Fittings and Floral Meetings
257
Begin Preparing Your Wedding Day Timeline
261
Get a License and Follow Up with Nonresponders
269
Determine Reception Seating Arrangements
272
Send Timelines and Print EscortPlace Cards
275
Give Final Counts Get Prepared and Make Payments
278
Reconrm All the Details
282
Relax and Enjoy
286
RESOURCE
289
ACKNOWLEDGE
293
INDEX
297
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About the author (2007)

Joyce Scardina Becker is a Certified Wedding Consultant and veteran wedding planner with more than twenty-five years of experience. Based in San Francisco, she is president of Events of Distinction, a leading wedding and special event consulting company. A contributing editor to TheKnot.com, she is also the founding director and instructor of the Wedding Consultation Certificate Program at California State University, Hayward.

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