The Big White Book of Weddings

A How-to Guide for the Savvy, Stylish Bride
Author: David Tutera
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429985840
Category: Reference
Page: 304
View: 2350
Entertaining expert David Tutera opens his files to reveal a wealth of detailed information about creating that perfect day, featuring advice about everything from wording invitations to negotiating with caterers, planning the meal to throwing an event on a budget. The same insight celebrity entertaining and wedding expert David Tutera gives to his A-list clientele is now at your fingertips in The Big White Book of Weddings: David's ultimate "how-to" guide designed to get every bride down the aisle in style! It's tough to be a bride on a budget—but David reveals his personal tips of the wedding trade that proves brides can be both sophisticatedly chic and realistically resourceful! Covering the entire wedding experience from brainstorming, budgeting, invitations, gift registries, food, music, traditional reception rituals, and even what happens after the wedding's over, Tutera has created a must-have for brides-to-be. Full of the personality that David brings to every wedding he plans and every TV show or magazine article he appears in, Big White Book of Weddings is the book every bride needs to make her wedding unforgettable for all the right reasons! Includes sections such as: - Create engaging menus and creative cocktails in "Eat, Drink and Be Married!" - Be Perfectly Polished with "Etiquette for the Elegant" - Make your entertainment a hit without needing a rock-star budget in "Strike up the Band" - Go from "Ordinary to Extraordinary" with decor and floral tips from the pro

That Costs How Much?: The Bride's Guide to Budgeting for an Unforgettable Wedding

The Bride's Guide to Budgeting for an Unforgettable Wedding
Author: David Tutera
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429958596
Category: Reference
Page: 32
View: 3066
Previously published as part of The Big White Book of Weddings. Entertaining expert David Tutera opens his files to reveal a wealth of detailed information about budgeting for the perfect wedding. It's tough to be a bride on a budget—but David reveals his personal tips of the wedding trade that proves brides can be both sophisticatedly chic and realistically resourceful! From creating you budget before you start spending to the best questions to ask when researching costs, and how to cut costs in every area, from your accessories to the food and entertainment, Tutera has created a must-have for brides-to-be who want the perfect—and perfectly affordable—wedding.

Love, Inc.

Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter
Author: Laurie Essig
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520300491
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 9413
The notion of “happily ever after” has been ingrained in many of us since childhood—meet someone, date, have the big white wedding, and enjoy your well-deserved future. But why do we buy into this idea? Is love really all we need? Author Laurie Essig invites us to flip this concept of romance on its head and see it for what it really is—an ideology that we desperately cling to as a way to cope with the fact that we believe we cannot control or affect the societal, economic, and political structures around us. From climate change to nuclear war, white nationalism to the worship of wealth and conspicuous consumption—as the future becomes seemingly less secure, Americans turn away from the public sphere and find shelter in the private. Essig argues that when we do this, we allow romance to blind us to the real work that needs to be done—building global movements that inspire a change in government policies to address economic and social inequality.

The Little White Book of Wedding Planning Wisdom

Author: Nicole Frail
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 151070065X
Category: Reference
Page: 224
View: 1885
From engagement to honeymoon, this little book will provide you with all the basics to start planning your dream wedding. The moments after accepting a marriage proposal are exciting and romantic, but they can also be overwhelming and sometimes even confusing. Immediately after sharing the news, brides are often bombarded with questions: Have you set a date? What are your colors? Who are your bridesmaids? Where will you register? If you’re a bride-to-be who isn’t sure how to even begin answering those questions and others like them, or who has a head full of ideas but no way to organize them, The Little White Book of Wedding Planning Wisdom is the guide you need. This book will provide you with advice related to every step of the process—from announcing your engagement, to booking a venue, to choosing the perfect date. You will learn when to book florists, caterers, and entertainers—and which questions to ask them before you do so. More than a simple manual, this book also features reflections and quotes from brides who share their own real-life experiences choosing their first songs, trying on one dress after another, and worrying about centerpieces, seating charts, and writing the perfect vows. At a convenient size, The Little White Book of Wedding Planning Wisdom can be easily slipped into your purse to consult as you move from one appointment to another, whether you’re meeting with potential photographers, cake bakers, or jewelers.

The Wedding Complex

Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture
Author: Elizabeth Freeman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822329893
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 6042
DIVA queer literary and cultural studies examination of the wedding ceremony (rather than the resulting marriages) which finds it to be a space of more open possibilities than might normally be supposed./div

Brides, Inc.

American Weddings and the Business of Tradition
Author: Vicki Howard
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812220452
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 501
Reveals how many of our customs and wedding rituals were the product of sophisticated advertising campaigns, merchandising promotions, and entrepreneurial innovations. The businesses and entrepreneurs, from jewelers to bridal consultants and caterers, set the stage for today's multibillion-dollar industry.

Last Groom Standing (Mills & Boon Modern Tempted) (The Wedding Season, Book 4)

Author: Kimberly Lang
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472017374
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 5455
Marnie Price’s guide to surviving the bridesmaid blues... 1. Get a new man

All the White Folks

A History of a People
Author: Rena E. Lacey Parks Ph.D
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465328092
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 113
View: 7018
All The White Folks is a historical- biography of a family of African/ European descent who through hard work, education and diligence rose above the stereotypical depictions of people of color by the media- past and present.

Real Weddings

A Celebration of Personal Style
Author: Sally Kilbridge
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 9780609602348
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
View: 2735
The editor of "Bride" magazine explores the planning and execution of sixteen unique weddings, including menus, flowers, dresses, cakes, and settings

Anti-Bride Guide

Tying the Knot Outside of the Box
Author: Carolyn Gerin,Stephanie Rosenbaum
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452112908
Category: Reference
Page: 144
View: 9229
Into a sea of pearl white and pale blue comes the hot pink and orange Anti-Bride Guide. The perfect book for anyone alienated by the high-brow wedding industry, this practical guide fills a huge gap in the wedding planner market. A riot to read and filled with sassy illustrations, each chapter offers up fabulous advice and unusual ideas for those brides looking for more than the standard fare. Hundreds of fantastic tips give great insider advice on how to deal with any and all wedding eventualities (lipstick stain on dress, caterer from hell, wedding day breakout). A handy planner and resource guide keeps the bride on track, and tabbed chapters have pockets for stuffing brochures and clippings. For the bride who wants her wedding her way, this is the ultimate guide.

Cinderella Dreams

The Allure of the Lavish Wedding
Author: Cele C. Otnes,Elizabeth Pleck
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520236610
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 1224
A lavish wedding marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture - romantic love and excessive consumption. This work offers a look at the historical, social and psychological strains that come together to make it the most important cultural ritual in contemporary consumer culture.

The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories

Author: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811758591
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
View: 1114
More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts.

Wedding Photography Unveiled

Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers
Author: Jacqueline Tobin
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817435883
Category: Photography
Page: 176
View: 3539
Wedding Photography Unveiled reveals the art, philosophies, strategies, business practices, and techniques of twenty top wedding photographers from across the United States and showcases their favorite images. The focus is on the freshest styles–especially the blend of photojournalism with more relaxed lifestyle and high-fashion looks, including environmental portraits. These are the styles that today’s brides expect, inspired by the images they see in bridal, celebrity, and fashion magazines. With practical, priceless, straight-from-the-front-lines advice on equipment, setting rates, getting published, websites, albums, and more, this book will give you the inspiration, insight, and instruction you need to navigate the lucrative field of wedding photography. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Once Upon a Wedding

Stories of Weddings in Western Canada, 1860-1945, for Better Or Worse
Author: Nancy Millar
Publisher: Calgary : Bayeux Arts
ISBN: 9781896209333
Category: Marriage customs and rites
Page: 271
View: 1468

How to Start a Wedding Planning Business

Author: Sherrie Wilkolaski
ISBN: 1411664442
Page: 392
View: 3131
Professional Wedding Planners MUST HAVE THIS Book! Whether you're just getting started or need to improve your business.Used by the most premier industry educators, "How to Start a Wedding Planning Business" is unlike any other instruction manual for the business of planning weddings.

My Fair Wedding

Finding Your Vision . . . Through His Revisions!
Author: David Tutera
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439195412
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 8323
Fans of WE tv’s My Fair Wedding have watched celebrity wedding planner David Tutera miraculously create celebrations that are each as unique as, and perfectly suited to, the bride herself—and in keeping with the theme or mood that is her vision of her special day. From a chic city loft feel to retro Hollywood glamour, from exotic destinations to sleek winter landscapes, David has translated the oftentimes scattered, misguided, or underwhelming visions of his brides into brilliant and artistic expressions of love, passion, and personality. But only a handful of lucky brides-to-be get the wedding makeover of their dreams as part of the WE tv hit reality show. Now, you can plan the wedding you want and deserve with this wonderful companion volume. It not only features the stories of the most memorable My Fair Wedding brides from three fabulous seasons but gives you the “Tutera touch” as well as expert tools for creating an affair that you, your groom, and your family and friends will cherish forever. Not your average wedding guide, My Fair Wedding is grounded in David’s philosophy that regardless of budget, every bride can have a fantasy wedding as long as the right choices go into the planning—and every detail counts. Here you will find: • insightful and indispensable “What Would David Do?” sidebars • self-quizzes that help you zero in on your preferences and tastes for a truly personalized wedding • real-life etiquette and time-tested manners that add class to every occasion • advice and inspiration for choosing everything from gowns, shoes, hair, and makeup to invitations, photographers, music, lighting, centerpieces, favors, thank-you notes, and so much more • helpful pointers for logistical planning— transportation, outdoor ceremonies, timelines, and other factors for keeping things stress free. Most important, David Tutera helps every bride-to-be to reach deeper, aspire higher, become transformed from within, and radiate a special glow and renewed self-confidence that lasts long beyond her wedding day.

The Big Book of Church Jokes

Author: Barbour Publishing
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1607423111
Category: Humor
Page: 368
View: 8899
Who couldn't use a good laugh these days? Well, here are hundreds of clean, good-natured jokes centered on that very important place we visit each week: church! The Big Book of Church Jokes is a brand-new collection, topically arranged into 20 sections relating to pastors, deacons, people in the pews, Sunday school, buildings and grounds, missionaries, the spiritual gifts, old-time church, weddings, funerals, heaven, and more. Plus, you'll love the quality Christian cartoons included. The Big Book of Church Jokes is perfect for personal reading enjoyment, or for sermon or speech preparation. It's a big book for a reasonable price--only $9.97!

The Wedding Hoax

Author: Heather Thurmeier
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
ISBN: 1633750876
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
View: 5309
Wedding dress designer Daisy Willows always imagined marrying the man of her dreams. The fantasy did not include a fake engagement or a fake wedding. Or that her ex, Cole Benton, would be the groom. But as her mom's medical bills pile up, Daisy can't refuse the help of a well-known bridal show expo owner...or his plan for the fake wedding of the century. Cole Benton's bridal magazine is on the verge of capsizing, taking Cole's dream of an outdoor lifestyle magazine with it. So Cole agrees to the publicity stunt and becomes "engaged" to Daisy. But despite their searing-hot chemistry—both in public and in private—not everyone is buying the charade. And now the only way to save their skins and prove that their big white wedding isn't a big white lie is to say "I do..." Each book in the Hoax Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 The Wedding Hoax Book #2 The Hookup Hoax Book #3 The Hometown Hoax

Father of the Bride

Author: Edward Streeter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684863545
Category: Fiction
Page: 234
View: 3533
The Banks household erupts in a frenzy of activity as the wedding of daughter Kay approaches

Wedding Planning For Dummies

Author: Marcy Blum,Laura F. Kaiser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054032
Category: Reference
Page: 432
View: 6416