The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those who Love Them

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Broadway Books, 2004 - Reference - 432 pages
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Bookstore shelves brim with wedding guides, and while this one might not offer earth-shattering planning advice, it's got just about everything a future bride and groom need to prepare for the big day. Editor-in-chief Roney, along with the editors of The Knot magazine and, share their extensive knowledge about weddings in this friendly, revised and updated volume. The book addresses the basics, the tiny details and the things that most young couples don't realize that they need to know - such as that it's better to put an even number of guests at each reception table, so that everyone has a partner for conversation. Among the chapters are tips to take couples from pre-engagement to post-honeymoon planning, snapshots and stories of real weddings and answers to wedding FAQs, as well as general advice. Hiring a black limo, for instance, the authors reveal, is 10% percent cheaper than hiring a white one, and wedding videos should be stored upright and away from electronic equipment. At first glance, this book's hundreds of pages might make the whole process seem even more overwhelming, but Roney offers a thorough, friendly one-stop guide.

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Review: The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World

User Review  - Willow - Goodreads

A very traditional, basic wedding planning book. It is helpful to know the traditional etiquette so one can stray tastefully and on purpose. Some if it seems a little outdated but with the internet supplementing everything, it works out okay. Read full review

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User Review  - Jules - Goodreads

An authoritative resource and reference. A lot of what is says is just common sense, but it can help sort out some of the sticky stuff and give you ideas. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Carley Roney is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Knot ( Her fresh, tell-it-like-it-is approach to weddings has made The Knot the nation's favorite wedding planning resource, used by millions of couples each year. Carley has taken the hip style and up-to-date advice that made The Knot the #1 wedding website and launched THE KNOT Weddings magazine, five popular wedding books, and a television show, Real Weddings from The Knot. Carley appears regularly on national television shows from Oprah to NBC's Today to ABC's The View.

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