The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Them

The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Them


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From the #1 wedding website, this completely revised and updated edition of the classic wedding planning bible answers all of your questions, with all the latest information and tools a bride could want. 

Overwhelmed by the countless questions and details your wedding entails? Don't despair! The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings takes you step-by-step from your engagement to the big day, from the reception to the honeymoon. Inside you'll find checklists, worksheets, insider advice, and in-depth sections on:

• How to personalize your wedding
• Updated wedding etiquette
• Creating a realistic budget
• Sneaky cost-cutting tips
• Dress shopping advice
• Tips for working with florists, caterers, officiants, and others
• Invitation wording
• Vows and ceremony details
• Unique Wedding customs

Plus, all new sections on: Planning Online and Destination Weddings, and a color-coded section with over 100 vibrant photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770433383
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 67,621
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Carley Roney is the cofounder of The Knot, the world's favorite wedding brand. She and her team of trusty editors create magazines, planning apps, books, and TV shows based on the best advice and creative ideas from the ultimate wedding destination, The Knot's website. She is the go-to source on wedding trends for everyone from USA Today to the Today show.

Table of Contents

You’re Engaged!
. . . Now What?
Laying the
Envisioning Your Event
Announcing Your
to the World 000
Sketching the
Big Picture 000
Organizing It All 000
The Budget
Who Pays? 000
Cost Considerations 000
The Budget Brea kdown 000
Picking Your Priorities 000
Stay ing in the Black 000
When and Where
Divining a Da te
and Time 000
the Location 000
The Guest List
Settling on a Size 000
Divvying the List Up 000
Organizing Your List 000
Drafting Your List 000
Ge tting Gues ts There 000
The Wedding Party
Attendants and
Their Roles 000
Picking Your Party 000
Fitting in the Folks 000
Wedding Planners
and Pros
Wedding Planners and
Coordinators 000
other Wedding
Ve ndors 000
Working with your
Ve ndors 000
The Big Decisions
Your Space
Working with
Your Spa ce 000
Lighting 101 000
Re ntal Bas ics 000
Your Spa ce 000
Wedding Flowers
Bloom Bas ics 000
Finding a Florist 000
Bea utiful Bouquets 000
Flowe rs for Your
Other VI Ps 000
Ce remony Flowe rs 000
Re cep tion Flowe rs 000
Photograp hy Bas ics 000
finding a
photograp her 000
Putting Together
Your Package 000
videograp hy Bas ics 000
Hiring a Videograp her 000
Putting Together
the Package 000
The Food and Drinks
Cocktails and Other
Concoctions 000
The Ma king of a
Me morab le Mea l 000
Choosing a Ca terer 000
Wedding Music
Wedding Music Bas ics 000
Selecting Music for
Every Moment 000
Hiring Your Musicians 000
Standing on Ceremony
Ce remony Types 000
Finding Your Officiant 000
Ce remony Bas ics 000
Ce remonies with
Personal Style 000
Re gistry Bas ics 000
Deciding What Goes
on Your List 000
Choosing the Right
Re tailers 000
Crea ting Your List 000
Looking the Part
The Dress and
All the Rest
Wedding Dress Bas ics 000
The Sea rch 000
The Finishing Touches 000
Dressing the Groom
and the Guys
Me n’s Formalwea r 101 000
Shopp ing for His
Attire 000
Dress ing the Res t 000
Dressing the Girls
Dress ing Your Ma ids 000
Dress ing the Other Women
in Your Party 000
Looking Your Best
Enlisting Bea uty
Expe rts 000
Choosing Your
Bridal Look 000
your Wedding-Day
Hairstyle 000
Class ic Bridal
Ma keup Looks 000
Groom Grooming 000
The Details and
the Big Day
The Invitation Suite
Selecting a Stationer 000
Save-the-Da tes 000
Wedding Invitations 000
Signed, Sea led,
De livered 000
Designing Your
Wedding Pape r 000
Other Wedding
Stationery 000
A Rousing Reception
Re cep tion Timetab les 000
Re cep tion Rituals 000
The Cake
Finding Your
Ca ke Designer 000
Selecting Your
Flavors 000
crea ting your cake 000
more swee t ideas 000
Favors and
Welcome Gifts
Fa vor Bas ics 000
Fa vor Disp lays 000
Transp ortation Bas ics 000
Parking and Va lets
Re nting Your Ride 000
The Other Parties
The Bridal Showe r 000
The Bachelorette
Party 000
The Re hea rsa l Dinner 000
The Welcome Party 000
The After-Party 000
The Morning-After
Brunch 000
The Countdown Begins
The Re maining To-Dos 000
Welcoming the Troops 000
the Night Before . . . 000
Ma king It Official 000
Changing Your Na me 000
The Day of . . .
in Detail
Ge tting Rea dy 000
Troubleshooting 000
Showtime 000
You’re Married!
. . . Now What?
What to Do with
Your Dress 000
Wedding Keepsa kes 000
Say ing Thanks 000
budget 000
Re gistry Checklist 000
Honey moon Help 000
Yea r-by -Yea r
Anniversa ry Gifts 000
Additional Res ources 000
Acknowledgments 000
Photo Credits 000

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The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Them 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
greencapricorn115 More than 1 year ago
This is THE guide to help you plan your wedding, especially if you will not be using a wedding planner. I was not satisfied with the ad filled bridal magazines and then I saw this. It tells you step by step how to plan your wedding from working on your budget, what you should look for and ask your vendors, money saving tricks (for those on a budget), what to do and what not to do, and much much more! Its exactly what I needed. It even has stuff in there I never would have thought about. Dont go buy a bunch of magazines, dont go and buy those wedding planning binders. Get this book and just start reading it.