Destination Weddings For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2011 - Reference - 312 pages
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Want to have a wonderful wedding away from home? Destination Weddings For Dummies is your all-in-one guide to getting married out of town, giving you savvy tips on everything from making travel arrangements to hiring vendors to dressing the wedding party.

Fron Vegas to the Vatican, this hands-on, practical resource helps you arrange a unique, unforgettable wedding anywhere in the world. Focusing on the various ways you can use the Internet in your planning, Destination Weddings For Dummies is filled with Web tips, shortcuts, and URLs, as well as instructions for creating your own digital wedding planner. You’ll see how to establish a realistic wedding budget and get your friends and family on board. Then, you’ll choose the perfect location; from Europe to the tropics to the open sea, we’ve done the scouting for you! You’ll also discover how to:

  • Get married legally around the world
  • Know who, when, and how to invite
  • Create your own destination wedding Web site and blog
  • Fit all the basics into your budget— from flowers and catering to the rings, photography, and music
  • Hire wedding pros from a distance
  • Decide on your ceremony’s style
  • Dress the bride, groom, and the wedding party
  • Communicate your plans to invited guests
  • Compare wedding packages
  • Save money on travel arrangements
  • Test-drive your destination wedding site
  • Organize fun wedding activities
  • Handle various wedding emergencies

If money is no object, you'll also see how to host a blowout wedding and make a splash when you splurge. Whether it’s a small, intimate ceremony in a Hawaiian garden or a large gathering on a yacht in the Mediterranean, Destination Weddings For Dummies is all you need to get married anywhere you choose with ease and in style!

 

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Certainly not an end all but a good starter

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There were some great pointers in the beginning. Mind you there may be other books out there that the author borrowed ideas. Nonetheless it is uptodate. One of the first things I did was set up a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Marrying Your Way Away You Go
3
Destination Weddings 101
7
Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?
19
With and Without a Computer
29
Budgeting for a Destination Wedding
47
Bidding and Buying
54
Exploring Your Dream Team Options
61
Wowing and Vowing in Europe
147
Cruising on a Love Boat
163
Getting the Destination
179
Before You Go Putting Your
195
Setting the Stage Your Ceremony
219
Dressing and Grooming
229
Setting the Stage Your Ceremony and Reception 219 Chapter 14 Dressing and Grooming for a Destination Wedding 229 Part IV Sharing the Joy at ...
243
Wedding Etiquette
257

Finding Good Help Far Away
69
Picking a Destination for Your Wedding
73
Picking a Destination for Your Wedding 73 Chapter 6 Finding the Right Destination
75
Staying Close to Home
101
Coupling in Canada
117
Heading to the Tropics and Islands
123
Making Friends and Family Feel
265
Beginning the Honeymoon
273
Ten Emergencies You May Face
283
Index
291
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About the author (2011)

Susan Breslow Sardone is the Web’s leading authority on romantic travel. She has been the About.com Guide to Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways for a decade, and Forbes.com calls her site “Best of the Web in Romantic Travel.”
A widely published travel journalist, Susan’s assignments have led her from Alaska to Zimbabwe. Her work has appeared in print in The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Modern Bride, and other mass-circulation magazines. She has also served as a consultant to Expedia and American Express Travel.
Susan holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s of arts degree in English. More recently, she studied Multimedia Technology at New York University, where she also taught writing classes. Susan and her husband, Vincent, live in New York.

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