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The Bride & Groom Thank-You Guide: A Thoroughly Modern Manual for Expressing Your Gratitude-Quickly, Painlessly and Personally!

by Sharon Naylor

A thoroughly modern manual for expressing gratitude-quickly, painlessly, and personally! How can I ever thank you? Thank-you notes are essential-but they don't have to be torturous to write and stilting to read. With this concise guide, modern couples can make the task easy while adding essential personal touches to each note they send. Filled with information on everything about writing the perfect thank-you, including: <P> - Modern technology like email, DVDs, and videostreaming-to use or not to use? <P> - The top 15 thank-you mistakes-and how to avoid them <P> - A thank-you thesaurus <P> - How to word thank-yous for non-traditional gifts, including charitable donations and honeymoon registries <P> - Thanking the bridal party and other special people <P> - Creating unique cards with stamp art, photos, and more <P> - Thank-you checklists, shopping lists, and a writing timetable

The Bride's Survival Guide

by Sharon Naylor

Everyone knows how overwhelming planning a wedding can be - so, what's a bride-to-be to do? It's much easier to learn what not to do, and let everything fall into place for a lovely, unforgettable wedding. This guide tells women what not to do with plenty of etiquette and money-saving tips. Included in the book is advice like: Mistake #11: Getting bossed into inviting too many guests; Mistake #89: Getting a cheap aisle runner; Mistake #146: Wearing troublesome undergarments; and more. Each entry is ranked with an icon, such as major catastrophe or money-waster. This book advises on entertainment, wardrobe, toasts, décor, locations, family, guests, budget, vendors, wedding party, and more. Brides-to-be won't be blindsided by mistakes that plague every bride and groom. With this book, they'll figure them out ahead of time and have no regrets on their perfect day.

The Bride's Survival Guide

by Sharon Naylor

Everyone knows how overwhelming planning a wedding can be - so, what's a bride-to-be to do? It's much easier to learn what not to do, and let everything fall into place for a lovely, unforgettable wedding. This guide tells women what not to do with plenty of etiquette and money-saving tips. Included in the book is advice like: Mistake #11: Getting bossed into inviting too many guests; Mistake #89: Getting a cheap aisle runner; Mistake #146: Wearing troublesome undergarments; and more. Each entry is ranked with an icon, such as major catastrophe or money-waster. This book advises on entertainment, wardrobe, toasts, dTcor, locations, family, guests, budget, vendors, wedding party, and more. Brides-to-be won't be blindsided by mistakes that plague every bride and groom. With this book, they'll figure them out ahead of time and have no regrets on their perfect day.

Bridesmaid on a Budget

by Sharon Naylor

Bridesmaids today face an average expense of more than $3,000 when they accept the invitation to be in a bridal party. Add in the cost of travel and lodging-which is increasingly becoming necessary, with the growing popularity of destination weddings-and that $3,000 climbs to an even higher price tag. It's hard to say no when a friend asks you to be a part of their wedding, but in this economy, most bridesmaids just don't have the money to participate-not without ending up with a handful of maxed-out credit cards and a whole lot of resentment, anyway.In Bridesmaid on a Budget, Sharon Naylor-the author of multiple best-selling budgeting books for brides-offers women advice on how to beat the system. Naylor gives tips on where to find the best, most affordable dresses and accessories; planning fantastic (but low-cost) showers and bachelorette parties; giving a great wedding gift without emptying your pocketbook; minimizing the extra expenses of a destination wedding; and more. For the almost 10 million women per year who become one, Bridesmaid on a Budget is an indispensable guide to being a brilliant bridesmaid-without breaking the bank.

How to Have a Fabulous Wedding for $10,000 or Less: Creating Your Dream Day with Romance, Grace, and Style

by Sharon Naylor

The Perfect Wedding Is About Elegance--Not How Much You Spend Don't worry. You don't have to spend a fortune to have the beautiful wedding you've always wanted. Although the average cost of a wedding today ranges from $20,000 to $30,000, you can easily pay a fraction of that! In this complete wedding planner, bridal expert Sharon Naylor shows you step-by-step how to plan your dream wedding and still have money left over to enjoy a fabulous honeymoon or put a down payment on a house! Inside, you'll discover how to: ·Set a budget and prioritize where you want your money to go ·Find a great location for less ·Save on entertainment for your reception ·Get discounts and cut costs just by asking ·And much, much more! Whether you want a formal sit-down dinner with all the trimmings, an early afternoon brunch, or an informal backyard wedding, this helpful guide shows you how to have the dazzling wedding you've always dreamed of--without sacrificing one bit of romance or style. "Even if you don't want to save money (not likely!), Sharon Naylor makes wedding planning easier than imagined. Her smart tips and practical advice will save time, money,andyour sanity!" --Diane Forden,editor in chief,Bridal Guidemagazine

How to Plan an Elegant Wedding in 6 Months or Less

by Sharon Naylor

Plan the Perfect Wedding In Half the Time!It really is possible to take care of the countless details and madness leading up to your big day and create the event you always envisioned--even with the clock ticking. And you can enjoy doing it!Wedding expert Sharon Naylor gives an array of creative tips, clever shortcuts, and priceless secrets to make planning your wedding seamless. You will discover how to:·Save time and money and reduce stress while maintaining elegance ·Organize and prioritize for maximum efficiency ·Find the perfect ceremony and reception locations on short notice ·Have fun and enjoy planning under a time constraint ·And much, much more!"A smart, comprehensive guide to planning a wedding quickly and easily. Every engaged couple should own this invaluable resource!" --Diane Forden, editor in chief, Bridal Guide MagazineFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

It's My Wedding Too

by Sharon Naylor

Meet Delilah Winchester. . . There was a time when the pedigrees of neither my fiancé nor my engagement ring would have mattered to my mother, as long as I was happy. That was then. Now shes a celebrity, and my wedding is the ultimate publicity stunt. . . Meet Carmela Cantano. . . The Queen of Queens. She cooks; she cleans; she dotes on Anthony, The Worlds Most Wonderful Son. My future mother-in-law has her own ideas about the proper matrimonial send off for her precious baby boy. What there wont be is Delilahs vision of WASPy nuptial perfection . . . Meet Me. . . Emilie, hapless bride-to-be caught between Momzillas with opposing views and sharpened claws. When, exactly, did my big day become theirs, and how do I get it back? "As delicious, layered, and inventively crafted as a Sylvia Weinstock cake. " --Jacqueline deMontravel, author of Escape from Bridezilla

It's My Wedding Too

by Sharon Naylor

Meet Delilah Winchester. . . There was a time when the pedigrees of neither my fiancé nor my engagement ring would have mattered to my mother, as long as I was happy. That was then. Now she's a celebrity, and my wedding is the ultimate publicity stunt. . . Meet Carmela Cantano. . . The Queen of Queens. She cooks; she cleans; she dotes on Anthony, The World's Most Wonderful Son. My future mother-in-law has her own ideas about the proper matrimonial send off for her precious baby boy. What there won't be is Delilah's vision of WASPy nuptial perfection . . . Meet Me. . . Emilie, hapless bride-to-be caught between Momzillas with opposing views and sharpened claws. When, exactly, did my big day become theirs, and how do I get it back? "As delicious, layered, and inventively crafted as a Sylvia Weinstock cake." --Jacqueline deMontravel, author of Escape from Bridezilla

Love Bets

by Sharon Naylor

"Winner gets a neck massage." "Loser gives winner a candlelit striptease." "If you win, I'll wash your car. Shirtless."This book brings a sense of play and friendly competition to any relationship - and the wager is the best part. The prizes range from the innocent (as in a first date's friendly wager for a second date) to the gourmet (chocolate-covered strawberries brought to you at work) to the sexy (full body massage) to the racy (a striptease). This book suggests more than 300 romantic couples' bets in a range of categories, focusing on different activities, such as: which team will win the football game; what family member will be the first to embarrass himself at Thanksgiving; who will come up with the most complex word during a game of Scrabble; and more! This book also includes expert tips for executing the prizes. Plus, each entry has space for recording the bet, wager, and outcome, making this book the perfect keepsake for any relationship!

Love Bets

by Sharon Naylor

?Winner gets a neck massage. ' ?Loser gives winner a candlelit striptease. ' ?If you win, I'll wash your car. Shirtless. ' This book brings a sense of play and friendly competition to any relationship - and the wager is the best part. The prizes range from the innocent (as in a first date's friendly wager for a second date) to the gourmet (chocolate-covered strawberries brought to you at work) to the sexy (full body massage) to the racy (a striptease). This book suggests more than 300 romantic couples? bets in a range of categories, focusing on different activities, such as: which team will win the football game; what family member will be the first to embarrass himself at Thanksgiving; who will come up with the most complex word during a game of Scrabble; and more! This book also includes expert tips for executing the prizes. Plus, each entry has space for recording the bet, wager, and outcome, making this book the perfect keepsake for any relationship!

The Mother-of-the-Bride Book

by Sharon Naylor

Congratulations! Your daughter's getting married! Once the initial excitement of the announcement wears off, it's time to get busy as you begin planning for the big day. This invaluable guide is chockful of the ice and ideas you need to help make your daughter's wedding truly special--everything from putting together a guest list designing a seating chart, to throwing engagement party and finding the perfect wedding dress. Plus, there are tips for staying within a budget, a guide to the dos and don'ts of being the official hostess, reminders about the countless details that can't be overlooked, and for times when the stress of it really gets to you, you'll even find in these pages some simple calm-down exercises that really work. Here's the resource you need to fulfill one of the most important roles of your life--and create cherished memories that will last forever.

Mother Of the Groom

by Sharon Naylor

It's not just about the rehearsal dinner anymore! You couldn't be happier that your son has found the perfect woman to spend his life with--but you really wish you had more to do than pick out a dress and plan the rehearsal dinner, right? Well, you do! With more and more couples today paying for their own weddings--and just as many asking both families to assist in the plans--your role as the mother of the groom has never been bigger. With everything from invitations to locations to flowers to choose, you can help your son and his future wife navigate the sometimes choppy waters of wedding planning with this comprehensive guide, which includes everything you need to know about the wedding industry today. What kind of gift do you want to give the couple? How can you help arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests? It's all here, with plenty of practical words of wisdom to guide you through the choices. But while helping to orchestrate the big day may be the fun part, you'll find that you have more important, and ultimately more fulfilling, tasks, too--discovering what it means to be a mother-in-law and fine-tuning your relationships with the bride and her family. Naylor has plenty of advice on that front as well, from ways to share the spotlight with the bride's mother as the wedding preparations begin to welcoming the bride into your family. Filled with worksheets, checklists, and resources of all kinds, this information-packed planner provides everything you'll need to know about celebrating the engagement, budgeting your time as well as your money, keeping stress in check, and making your son's big day one everybody will cherish for years to come.Wondering how to help your son and his future wife plan their big day? This practical guide is packed with everything you need to know about being the Mother of the Groom! * Celebrating the announcement in style * Sharing the spotlight with the bride's mom * Budgeting your time as well as your money * Tracking down the best locations, food, and flowers * Dressing for the special day * Welcoming the bride into your family * and much more!

Renewing Your Wedding Vows

by Sharon Naylor

Say "I do" all over again with significance and style Whether this is your chance to have the wedding you always wanted, you're celebrating a milestone anniversary, or you simply want to reaffirm your commitment to each other, the renewing of your vows is an important symbolic step in your relationship. Celebrated wedding planner Sharon Naylor helps you make your second time around your best yet. Renewing Your Wedding Vowsprovides valuable guidance on how to: ?phrase your invitation ?choose appropriate attire and flowers ?incorporate children into the ceremony ?decide about gifts and registries ?write your vows ?plan the logistics of the proceedings ?choose your location: ballroom, beach, your home, and more. . .

The Ultimate Bridal Shower Idea Book

by Sharon Naylor

Want to plan the perfect--and most original--shower for the bride-to-be? Or maybe you're having a co-ed shower for the future newlyweds! Either way, inside this must-have party guide, you'll discover fabulous ideas for everything from creating the perfect guest list and invitations to great party games, unique themes, and fun favors, as well as basic essentials for any kind of shower. You'll also learn how to incorporate elements of the bride's or couple's life to make the shower more personal.Your shower will be talked about for years to come when . . .-Guests dress like their favorite diva at the DIVA PARTY-The bride gets a newly decorated room during PICK A ROOM, ANY ROOM-Everyone enjoys a day of pampering at the LAP OF LUXURY shower-Guys and gals experience "Bourbon Street" at the MARDI GRAS shower-And so much more!

What's Your Bridal Style?

by Sharon Naylor Casey Cooper

You've found the perfect person to love, honor, and cherish for life. The rest should be a piece of cake, right? Speaking of cake, what kind will you choose? Will the big event be indoors or outdoors? Black tie or casual? Will the guests eat fish or chicken or tofu lasagna? And what about flowers? Don't panic! Wedding experts Sharon Naylor and Casey Cooper have created an essential guide with a unique bridal intake quiz that covers all major facets of wedding planning, including colors, attire, food, venues, and more. What's Your Bridal Style? is your go-to guide to enjoying a stress-free, blissful wedding day that's perfect--and perfectly you. Sharon Naylor is the author of 27 wedding planning books. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fox 5 Live, and other shows. She lives in Madison, New Jersey.

Your Day, Your Way: The Essential Handbook for the 21st-century Bride

by Henry Roth Sharon Naylor Michelle Roth

Today, you are free to set aside the trappings of traditional dos and don'ts and be bold with your wedding style! Your Day, Your Way is a long-overdue, modern-day wedding planner that will guide you through the new reality of creating a memorable day that is unique and a true reflection of who you are.As a 21st-century bride, you're empowered to plan the wedding you want in a way that brides of decades past never were. This savvy guide helps you embrace your individuality and develop the confidence to plan the ceremony and celebration of a lifetime. This day is all about you. Now you can navigate the inevitable dilemmas and family politics and breeze through the whirlwind of planning by learning how to:* customize a wedding game plan that reflects your tastes* involve family members in the planning while still having the wedding you want* splurge creatively while sticking to your budget* design a unique sense of style and set the tone you want* and much more!Truly for today's bride, Your Day, Your Way highlights the excitement and autonomy of contemporary wedding planning and offers substance, style, and real advice that will add upscale panache to even the most laid-back ceremony.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your Wedding, Your Way

by Sharon Naylor

Wedding experts agree: Today's bride and groom want a wedding that reflects who they are--without regard to tradition, convention, or in-laws. This guide shows you how to:Break with tradition--on a budget!Present nontraditional ideas to parents and grandparents Build in time for visiting friends and family Incorporate shared passions into the ceremonyUse elbow grease and inventiveness for a DIY weddingDeal with vendors and suppliersYou will identify ways you can express your individuality during your wedding celebration, from rehearsal dinner to the morning-after brunch. The memories you take away will be of a ceremony celebrating your love--your uniqueness as a couple.

Your Wedding Your Way

by Sharon Naylor

Wedding experts agree: Today's bride and groom want a wedding that reflects who they are'without regard to tradition, convention, or in-laws. This guide shows you how to: Break with tradition'on a budget! Present nontraditional ideas to parents and grandparents Build in time for visiting friends and family Incorporate shared passions into the ceremony Use elbow grease and inventiveness for a DIY wedding Deal with vendors and suppliers You will identify ways you can express your individuality during your wedding celebration, from rehearsal dinner to the morning-after brunch. The memories you take away will be of a ceremony celebrating your love'your uniqueness as a couple.

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