Creative, Romantic, and Exciting Ideas for Your Big Day
Are you looking for fabulous and fun suggestions that will make your special day more special? This vibrant little wedding companion will show you how to add spice and pizzazz plus romance and allure to your wedding day to create memories that will stay with you forever. At your fingertips are 1,001 spectacular hints and tips such as:
·Unique wedding and reception locations
·Modern twists on traditional weddings
·Creative, budget-minded alternatives
·Writing romantic and personalized vows
·Hip bachelor and bachelorette parties
·Exciting theme weddings
·And so much more!
"A multitude of fresh ideas, from announcing the engagement to planning the honeymoon. This smart, practical, and creative advice is sure to inspire many engaged couples."
—Diane Forden, editor in chief, Bridal Guide magazine
"Wow! A great alternative to the Internet! A very easy-to-read book that lists more ideas than a bride could ever use!"
—Beverly Clark, author, Planning a Wedding to Remember
Table of Contents
1. Announcing the News and Selecting Your Wedding Party
2. Prenuptial Parties
3. Registering 101
4. Wedding Invitations
5. Handling PWS, Part I: Pre-Wedding Stress
6. Doing It Your Way: Modern Twists on Traditional Weddings
7. Unique Wedding Locations
8. Off the Beaten Path: Holiday and Theme Weddings
9. Wedding Budget
l0. Toasts, Roasts, and Writing Your Own Vows
11. Accessorizing Your Wedding
12. Dressing the Bride and Groom
13. Hiring the Help
14. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
15. Second Weddings
16. Other Ways to Wed
17. Renewing Your Vows, or Reaffirmation Ceremonies
18. The Groom's Guide: What Else Do You Need to Do Besides Just Show Up?
20. Handling PWS, Part 2: Post-Wedding Syndrome
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About the Author
About Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick
Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick was born and raised in Marin County, California. She pursued her undergraduate degree in Art History and Political Science at Stanford University where she met her husband, Adam Muchnick. After completing college, Cindy moved to Chicago where she began her career in college admissions at the University of Chicago. One spring break, Cindy and Adam were on vacation in Paris when Adam popped the fateful question that sparked Cindy's interest in proposals and weddings. Cindy and her husband relocated to Florida where she earned her masters degree in Liberal Studies and taught tenth grade history.
Dubbed an Engagement Expert and Coach, she has appeared on dozens of talk shows and news stations including Leeza, Sally Jesse Raphael, Donny & Marie, Fox News, Good Day LA, Good Day New York and many others. Cindy also worked as a columnist and spokesperson for Honeymoon magazine as well as a freelance writer for Coast magazine. The Ultimate Wedding Idea Book is Cindy's third wedding book. She is also the author of Prima Publishing's upcoming wedding book, The Frugal Bride, scheduled to release early 2002.
Still incurable romantics, Cindy and her husband Adam are living happily ever after with their two sons in Southern California.