The Bridesmaid Handbook

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Mar 1, 2005 - Reference - 160 pages
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The ultimate guide to being a great bridesmaid, helping you focus on what you need to do, when to do it, and how to be both economical and fulfill the bride's wishes at the same time.

This comprehensive handbook includes:

--What needs to be on your To-Do List: the responsibilities of bridesmaids
--Guidelines on how much time and money you can expect to spend
--How to look fabulous on the wedding day
--Influencing the choice of bridesmaids' dresses
--What to do about bridal showers, engagement parties, bachelorette bashes and other parties
--Ceremony etiquette, what to give the bride & groom, the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
--Running interference and otherwise saving the bride's day

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User Review  - Laura Beth - Goodreads

After getting engaged, I asked my best friend of too many years to publicly admit to be my bridesmaid. After screaming and saying yes, she asked, "So what exactly are my responsibilities?" I basically ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Very helpful tips for being a bridesmaid/maid of honor - though some not so practical for "normal" weddings. Read full review

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Looking Fabulous on the Wedding Day
Bridal Showers Engagement Parties Bachelorette Bashes and Other Parties
About the Wedding Ceremony
Get the Party Started
After the Reception
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About the author (2005)

Sharon Naylor is the author of 23 wedding planning books. She is the wedding Q&A specialist at and a regular contributor to the top bridal magazines, including Bridal Guide, Bride Again, and Bride's. She is also a wedding content contributor to Bed Bath & Beyond. Sharon has written for Shape, Health, Self, Woman's Day, Cosmopolitan and dozens of additional national magazines. She is a member of the highly prestigious International Special Events Society, The Association of Bridal Consultants, and The American Society of Journalists and Authors, and she has won top honor awards from Writer's Digest magazine and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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