The Wedding Book: An Expert's Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day--Your Way

The Wedding Book: An Expert's Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day--Your Way

by Mindy Weiss, Lisbeth Levine

Paperback(Second Edition, Revised)

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Everything you need to make the wedding of your dreams come true, no matter what your vision, taste, or budget.

Written by Mindy Weiss, the “megastar wedding planner” (People), The Wedding Book is the most comprehensive wedding guide published, and is now revised and updated for a new generation of brides- and grooms-to-be.
The Wedding Book is your fashion consultant, etiquette expert, menu planner, floral designer, and shoulder to lean on with advice if sticky family issues turn up. It’s an insider source for contract negotiation and budget-stretching tips. It explains how to get the most out of Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social apps and websites—including how to use Uber for guest transportation. Whatever the subject—cakes, stationery, video (including drones!), lingerie, tents, insurance, port-a-potties, party favors, the toasts, looking great in photos, tipping, thank-you notes—The Wedding Book has the answer.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761189541
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 163,307
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mindy Weiss is one of the most sought-after party planners in the country, working with celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, and Channing Tatum. She is regularly featured in magazines and newspapers including People, US Weekly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. She is also the author of The Wedding Planner and Organizer and The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner. She lives in Los Angeles and online at

Lisbeth Levine is a contributing editor for InStyle Weddings. She lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

    Introduction 1
    Spreading the News 11
    Creating the Budget 23
    A Date & Place 29
    Building Your Team 41
    The Guest List 59
    Planning the Ceremony 69
    Making Memories 89
    Planning the Menu 103
    Music & Dancing 117
    Spirits, Wine & Bubbly 129
    The Nitty-Gritty 139
    Making it Legal 149
    The Gift Registry 157
    Parties, Parties, Parties 169
    Saying Thank You 181
    The Dress 191
    Dressing the Women 221
    Dressing the Men 229
    Just Gorgeous 243
    The Invitations 267
    Creating the Look 287
    Favors & Gifts 323
    The Sweet Finale 331
    The Weeks Before 343
    Getting Ready 363
    Here Comes the Bride 371
    Mr. & Mrs. 381

What People are Saying About This

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"Mindy has a wonderful ability to keep a clear head and still get excited about all the tiny details. She was like a fairy godmother! We had only a few months to plan our wedding, but it could not have turned out more special or magical. We both woke up the next morning and wanted to get married again immediately—to each other, of course!"— actress Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman

"Mindy made our wedding a fairy tale—stress-free and amazing . . . even though it was in a foreign country!"— Eva Longoria and Tony Parker

"Mindy's tips for creating great wedding menus make for unforgettable events."— restaurateur Wolfgang Puck

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