The Everything Destination Wedding Book: A Complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Away from Home

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Everything Books, Nov 15, 2006 - Reference - 304 pages
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If the thought of having your wedding ceremony two blocks away bores you, The Everything Destination Wedding Book is your complete resource to planning a perfect wedding miles away -- all while sticking to a budget! Wedding expert Shelly Hagen takes you from start to finish, planning elaborate details and making arrangements, such as: - Choosing the right destination and climate for your wedding; - Assembling the guest list (does your second cousin need to be there?; - Finding accommodations for your guests; - Planning the ceremony and reception; - Plus a section on adjusting to married life after your trip. This enlightening and informative guide tells you the ins and outs of this new wedding trend, perfect for you as you struggle with the intricacies of your big day. With The Everything Destination Wedding Book, you can have your fantasy wedding-on a realistic budget!

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Destination Wedding Versus Elopement
Breaking with the Past 26 Ask for Help or Do It Yourself? 27 Staying
The Perils of Disorganization 42 First Things First 45 Planning with Help
Choosing Your Bridal Party
Narrowing Down the List 86 Attendant Duties 89 Little Ones 91
Off the Beaten Path
Why There? 114 The Balanced Bride 116 Vendor Search Procedure
Finding the Dress 128 Important Considerations 132 Transporting
Package Deals 174 Going with a Baker 174 Pricing and Contracts
Setting the Tone 186 Music for the Ceremony 187 Finding
Make Sure Its Legal 210 Religious and Civil Ceremonies 213
The Reception
The Week Before the Wedding
The Honeymoon
Coming in for a Landing
Moving In

Wedding Photography and Video
Pick Those Flowers 160 Consulting the Experts 161 Choosing a Florist

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Shelly Hagen is the author of several "Everything" wedding books, including the "The Everything Wedding Organizer, 2nd Edition"; "The Everything Destination Wedding Book"; "The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book"; "The Everything Wedding Book, 3rd Edition"; and "The Everything Elopement Book." She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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