Planning Your Wedding Sucks: What to do when place cards, plus ones, and paying two grand for a cake make you miserable

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F+W Media, Nov 18, 2010 - Reference - 256 pages
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If your dreams of a fairytale wedding have been clouded by a crippling fear of the open bar bill and nightmares of your discounted DJ grinding on your "single and ready to mingle" grandmother, then Planning Your Wedding Sucks will prove to be more vital than that glass of wine you crave every time you hear the phrase "nonrefundable deposit." In this no-holds-barred guide to the most important party you'll ever attend, you'll learn:
  • When it comes to your budget, size does matter
  • How to create a guest list without sparking family drama that makes an episode of Cops look civilized
  • When to book your vendors so you don't end up with a wedding that screams "Plan B"
  • How to play nice with Momzilla and your brand-new monster-in-law
  • Ways to avoid filing for divorce before your first dance
  • The tricks to navigating the logistical nightmare that is your seating chart
      Alongside Joanne Kimes's signature Sucks humor, bridal industry insider Elena Donovan Mauer offers her expertise (and brutal honesty) to guide you through planning for the big day without pulling your hair, pawning your ring, or killing that guy who got you in this mess to begin with.

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Honest and seriously helpful! Not just some fairytale book about how awesome your wedding is going to be. Talks about real life situations and the problems you face when planning a wedding! Really reduces my stress with it's underlying comedy, and the writing style is like you're just talking to your best friend. I highly recommend it.  

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About the author (2010)

Joanne Kimes is the creator and series editor of the bestselling Sucks series. She has been happily married since 1997.

Elena Donovan Mauer has written for more than twenty bride publications, including The Knot,, and Modern Bride. She's a former editor at Bridal Guide and coauthor of The Good Girl's Guide to Living in Sin and Have Sex Like You Just Met. She and her husband--who had two wedding celebrations--recently welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby boy.

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