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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
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USAA 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
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.
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 Styleby 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
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.
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
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
?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!
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. . .
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!
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.
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.
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.