Going to a wedding, planning a wedding or just like to read about weddings…Here are some books about weddings that will inform and possibly amuse you!
Dictatorship of the Dress
by Jessica Topper
As the dress-bearer for her mother’s wedding, Laney Hudson has a lot more baggage than the bulky garment bag she’s lugging from New York to Hawaii. Laney is determined to prove she’s capable of doing something right, but running chores for her mom’s fairytale nuptials is proving to be a painfully constant reminder of her own lost love. So when she’s mistaken for the bride and bumped up to first class, Laney figures some stress-free luxury is worth a harmless white lie. Until the flight crew thinks that the man sitting next to her is Laney’s groom, and her little fib turns into a hot mess. The last thing Noah Ridgewood needs is some dress-obsessed diva landing in his first-class row. En route to his Vegas bachelor party, the straight-laced software designer knows his cold feet have nothing to do with the winter weather. When a severe storm leaves them grounded in Chicago and they find themselves booked into the last available honeymoon suite, Laney and her in-flight neighbor have little choice but to get better acquainted.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
by David Tutera
Disney plays host to over 2,000 weddings each year, with ceremonies occurring at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. However, for many couples, a wedding on Disney property is an impossibility because of travel or cost constraints and because high demand reduces availability. And with the Disney Weddings Web site getting 60,000 visitors every month, it’s clear that many brides would love to bring a little Disney magic to their weddings, even if they can’t say, “I do” in Anaheim or Orlando. In February 2007, Disney launched the Couture Wedding Collection by master party planner David Tutera. The collection features four different themes-Simply Chic, Classic Elegance, Cocktail Soiree, and Enchanted Garden-all created with David’s signature attention to detail. These dream weddings are available exclusively to couples getting married in the Disney parks. But doesn’t every woman deserve to feel like a princess on her wedding day? Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings will help couples to plan a perfect wedding-complete with Disney charm-no matter where the ceremony is held. David Tutera guides readers through all the steps necessary to have a beautiful and memorable day. From flowers to food to lighting to decorations, David covers it all. The book also features special sections written by fashion designer Kirstie Kelly, who creates wedding gowns inspired by the Disney Princesses. With Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings as inspiration, any bride can turn her wedding into a fairy tale come true.
Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette
by Anna Post
Today’s weddings are a beautiful blend of traditions, reflecting what matters most to each couple. They are also more complicated than ever, with new customs replacing the old, new technologies to help plan and communicate, and new relationships to consider as families grow more complex. But while weddings evolve, one thing has remained constant: A wedding is one of the most special days in a person’s life. Surrounded by friends and family, it is a day for everyone to celebrate. The Emily Post Institute has been answering etiquette questions for more than ninety years, and Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette will provide you with everything you need to know from past traditions to modern updates so you can approach your wedding with grace and ease.
E-Plan Your Wedding: How to Save Time and Money With Today’s Best Online Resources
by Crystal Melendez
You know how demanding wedding planning can be. Time, money, and energy are all in short supply. But planning a wedding should be fun, not frantic. Savvy couples are putting a wealth of convenient resources to work for them, saving thousands of dollars and hours of needless hassle.The Internet, forever changing how we live, work, and play, is creating today’s new wedding planning frontier. Do you know about all the latest shortcuts, discount bargains, and planning tools? They’re yours for the taking. And you don’t have to be a techno-whiz to exploit them.Whether you’re planning your own wedding or helping somebody else, this is the only book you need. Put today’s best online resources to work for you.
Everything Wedding Book: Your all –in-one guide to planning the wedding of your dreams
by Katie Martin
Ever since it was published as the first book in the Everything series, The Everything Wedding Book has been the go-to resource for brides-to-be. Now it’s back and better than ever! Written by trusted wedding planner and expert Katie Martin , this new and improved edition includes information on: Multicultural and interfaith ceremonies Having a nontraditional wedding Floral design, with a new lighting and décor section Planning an eco-friendly wedding Using the Internet to set up a wedding website and to buy products and services From the guest list and invitations to the honeymoon and thank-you cards, this is the definitive guide for anyone planning, helping to plan, or hoping to someday plan the wedding of her dreams!
by Hilary Sterne
Whether staged with black tie formality in a candle-lit chateau or with bare feet under a summer oak tree, the perfect wedding is only perfect to the extent that its personal. When you’ve decided to say yes, In Style Weddings is the one book you’ll need to create your unique expression of this timeless ritual. So that when the time comes to say I do, you’ll be in the moment and loving it. Here’s a world of inspiring options shown in exquisite detail invitations, dresses, flowers, music, cakes and tips from today’s top wedding planners on how to make it all come together in a way thats personal, meaningful, and just right. In Style Weddings takes you inside the entire planning process, from choosing the right ring for you to honeymoon ideas that add the perfect blush from high adventure to serious serenity.
The Last Decision You’ll Ever Make: A Groom’s Survival Guide
by Mark Connelly
From bridezillas and wedding planners to mother-in-laws, bad bridesmaids, and clueless best men–at last, a laugh-a-minute survival guide for men about the pitfalls and pleasures of getting married In this wedding survival guide written by a man for other men, the reader will find no references to “your special day” and no floral motifs–this book offers sensible and realistic advice while providing belly laughs and wry insights into the terror and wonder of the last decision you’ll ever make. Using hilarious quotes from films, books, and TV shows, the guide provides a serious groom’s-eye view of everything from the proposal to out-of-control mothers-in-law to feral best men. A wedding is about you and your partner, your friends and family, and fun times, not silver-gilded wedding programs and bonbonniere (don’t ask). Enjoying the wedding process is about perspective, good humor, and not taking the whole production too seriously. So sit back, learn a bit about wedding stuff as well as your bride and what she’s going through, and have a few laughs along the way
Rustic Wedding Chic
by Maggie Lord
RusticWeddingChic.com is the number one online resource for rustic & country weddings. Rustic weddings are the hottest alternative to the traditional hotel ballroom, allowing couples to make their day more personal. Maggie Lord, founder of RusticWeddingChic.com shares inspiration, ideas and advice on planning a rustic and country wedding. Get an insider’s look at real weddings set in rustic locations, country and farm destinations, and backyard venues, all with an independent, eco-friendly and creative approach. Rustic Wedding Chic is also the inspiration for a collection of rustic wedding favors and goods from Whispering Pines.
Style Your Perfect Wedding
Want a beautiful wedding that perfectly represents you and your partner? Style Your Perfect Wedding has all the advice you need for the wedding of your dreams. From unique wedding ideas to creative wedding themes, from fun bridal shower ideas to handmade wedding crafts, from a beautiful bouquet to the best dresses for your bridal party, Style Your Perfect Wedding is like having your own private wedding coordinator with you every step of the way to your wedding. Filled with wedding ideas, Style Your Perfect Wedding is easy to browse and reference — tailor your wedding for any season or theme, and create a wedding that’s perfect, even for the bride on a budget. It’s filled with over 50 charming projects, including: save-the-date cards, centerpieces, linens, ring cushions, and confetti. This book also has fantastic ideas for getting your bridal party involved in designing and planning your wedding. This book brings dream weddings within reach, no matter how big or small you want your celebration to be. Want a big, beautiful wedding that your friends and family will talk about for years to come? Want a more intimate wedding, complete with handcrafted details? Style Your Perfect Wedding has everything you could want for a smaller wedding, too. Including notes on wedding customs from around the world, practical advice, and tips and tricks for the bride-to-be, Style Your Perfect Wedding is an indispensable resource for brides.
Veil of Night
by Linda Howard
Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job – usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, a diva whose tantrums are just about as crazy as her demands. But the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed. The problem is, most everyone – from the cake maker and the florist to the wedding-gown retailer and the bridesmaid’s dressmaker – had his or her own reason for wanting the bride dead, including Jaclyn. And while those who felt Carrier’s wrath are now smiling at her demise, Jaclyn refuses to celebrate tragedy, especially since she finds herself in the shadow of suspicion. Assigned to the case, Detective Eric Wilder finds that there’s too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. Compounding his problems is Jaclyn, with whom he shared one deeply passionate night before Carrie’s death. Being a prime suspect means that Jaclyn is hands-off just when Eric would rather be hands-on. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a cold-blooded murderer moves dangerously close. And this time the target is not a bride but one particularly irresistible wedding planner, unaware of a killer’s vow.
The Wedding Officiant’s Guide: How to Write and Conduct a Perfect Ceremony
by Lisa Francesca
Last year, one in three American weddings were officiated by a friend or family member. With the officiating trend on the rise, novice officiants need a resource to guide them. In The Wedding Officiant’s Guide , interfaith minister Lisa Francesca breaks down the entire officiating process, from becoming an ordained officiant and interviewing the couple to drafting and performing a moving ceremony. Written in an engaging and friendly tone, and featuring empowering advice, suggested readings, stories and lessons learned from new officiants, and practical tips from wedding planners, this inviting handbook will help new officiants write and deliver a wedding ceremony that fulfills marriage laws, delights guests, and honors the marrying couple.