A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration

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Hachette Books, Dec 27, 2011 - Reference - 256 pages
An Insanity-Free Wedding: It Can Happen!

Getting engaged is exhilarating...until it sets in that a wedding costs three times what you thought, and takes five to ten times the effort it reasonably should. And then there are the expectations: from calligraphy invitations to satin chair-covers, all those things that Must Be Done or everyone will be Horribly Offended. Or will they?

A Practical Wedding helps you create the wedding you want-without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day, what you'll remember 'til you're old and gray, is not so much how it looked as how it felt. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You'll discover:

  • The real purpose of engagement (hint: it's not just about the planning)
  • How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner
  • DIY-ing your wedding: brilliant or crazy?
  • Affording a wedding without having to cut your guest list
  • How to communicate decisions with your family
  • Why that color-coded spreadsheet is actually worth it
Wedding Zen can be yours. Meg walks you through everything from choosing a venue to writing vows, complete with stories and advice from women who have been in the trenches, the Team Practical brides. So here's to the joyful wedding, the sensible wedding, the unbelievably fun wedding! A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.

 

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User Review  - BraveNewBks - LibraryThing

Highly recommend this book for newly minted brides-to-be. I would have liked to read this as a sort of kick-off to sane wedding planning. But even though I'm pretty far (okay, eighteen months) along ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rey - Goodreads

A handy read for anyone attempting to plan a wedding. I didn't find all of the suggestions to be useful or even practical, but I did enjoy the read and stole a few tips here and there. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THE BASICS
BATTLING THE MYTH OF TRADITION
THE BUDGET
THE PLANNINGIN THE PARTY TRENCHES
DOING IT YOURSELF TOGETHER
THE HARD STUFF
THE CEREMONY
Moment
ONE WONDERFUL WILDLY IMPERFECT
IT ACTUALLY WASNT THE BEST DAY OF YOUR
MEET TEAM PRACTICAL
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