Weddings require organization, record-keeping, legwork, logistics. In other words, a planner. From the celebrity wedding planner and author of the The Wedding Book, Mindy Weiss’s All-In-One Wedding Planner & Organizer helps couples keep track of every detail leading up to their Big Day. It’s the organizer that includes exactly what you need for on-the-go, on-the-ground wedding planning. Created as a three-ring binder, it has tabs for each category:• The Big Picture and Contacts• Budget• Location, Location, Location!• Menu and Flowers• Rentals• The Dress! (And What Everyone Else Is Wearing)• The Guests and the Invitations• Music, Photography, and Videography• Making It Official: Rings, Licenses, Vows, OfficiantsPacked throughout are tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets, and schedules to help brides (and grooms) manage everything from building a wedding timeline and organizing the dreaded seating chart to getting the wedding party matched and fitted. From “Will you marry me?” to “I do,” nothing will slip through the cracks.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||10.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.80(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 mindyweiss.com.
Read an Excerpt
Congratulations! You’re engaged! Whether the proposal came out of the clear blue sky or after months of strategic hinting, one thing is clear: Your life is about to change. Your engagement is a time for celebration, a time when the people you love turn the spotlight on you and your fiancé and the commitment you’re making to each other. It is also a time for planning. Throwing a wedding can be an overwhelming and stressful process. Even if you’re having a scaled-down affair, there will inevitably be more details than you’re accustomed to managing. In creating this hands-on wedding planner, I’m providing you with the same in-the-field information and organizational tools that I offer my clients, including all the schedules, charts, and checklists you need to keep track of the details of your big day. You should also treat this planner as your mobile inspiration board: Stick fabric and color swatches in the divider folders, keep a running list of favorite websites and Pinterest boards, and invest in a three-hole punch so you can add magazine tearsheets. My hope is that with the help of this planner you will be able to plan a harmonious, memorable, and deeply personal wedding day. And when the big day is behind you, the binder will make a wonderful scrapbook of these busy but exciting months. -Mindy Weiss
Table of Contents
The Big Picture: Our Dream Wedding Wedding Contacts Honeymoon Contacts Long Engagement: Week-by-Week Planner Short Engagement: Week-by-Week Planner Wedding Day Emergency Kit Budget: Wedding Budget Spreadsheet Tips on Tipping Spending and Saving Budget Breakdown Location: Location Pros and Cons Finding Your Ceremony Site Finding Your Reception Site The Venue Contracts The Walk-Through Finding Your Destination Wedding Location The Destination Wedding Checklist The Guests and Invitations: The Guest List Roles for Honored Guests Invitation Cheat Sheet Wording Your Invitation Putting It All Together The Registry Rundown The Dress! (And What Everyone Else Wears): Classic Silhouettes A Wedding Dress Shopping Primer The Dressmaker Contract The Shoes The Accessories The First Fitting Dressing the Bridesmaids At the Tux Shop Finding a Makeup Artist Finding a Hairstylist The Menu and the Flowers: Sit-Down or Buffet? Finding a Caterer The Caterer Contract Finding a Cake Maker The Cake Maker Contract Finding Your Bar Manager Stocking the Perfect Bar The Cocktails Contract All Stems on Deck Finding Your Florist Music, Photography, and Videography: Finding a Photographer The Photographer’s Contract Crafting the Shot List Finding a Videographer The Videographer’s Contract Finding Musicians The Musicians’ Contract Scoring the Ceremony and Reception The Rentals: Finding a Rental Company The Rental Company Contract The Rental Inventory Renting a Tent Finding Transportation Services Making It Official: Finding an Officiant Wedding Ring Crib Sheet The Marriage License Changing Your Name