At Last! A Comprehensive Guide to Good Grooming Gone are the days when you could sit back and let your fiancée plan the entire wedding. Today’s grooms have countless tasks to perform, from hiring the entertainment and planning the rehearsal dinner to buying the wedding bands and comforting hysterical family members. Fortunately, The Groom’s Instruction Manual is here to answer all of your most challenging questions: How do I handle feuding relatives? What should I look for in a good wedding photographer? Why does my fiancée seem stressed out all the time? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers here—courtesy of author and veteran groom Shandon Fowler.
Author: Shelly Hagen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Without question, you love your bride-to-be and want to spend the rest of your life with her. Ever since you popped the question, however, she's seemed somewhat different--more anxious, more neurotic, and more fixated on the "little things" like flowers, bridal registry china, and why the bridesmaids hate their dresses. Before you head for the back door, take a deep breath--help is on the way. The Everything Groom Book is here to help you keep your sanity while your fiancé loses hers. Get no-nonsense advice on how to: Handle the emotional roller coaster Choose a wedding location and date Narrow down the guest list Know when to give your opinion--and when to hold back Smooth over disagreements From timing the engagement to enjoying your honey-moon, The Everything Groom Book is your ticket to a hassle-free wedding.
At Last! A No-Nonsense Guide to Bridal Essentials! Feuding in-laws, rehearsal dinner meltdowns, controlling wedding planners-- what's a gal to do when her Big Day threatens to go down with more drama than a boatload of wedding crashers? Have no fear: "The Bride's Instruction Manual "boils it all down to the basics, covering every topic you need to know to march down that aisle with confidence, from setting the date and choosing The Dress to creating your guest list. Chock-full of cheat sheets to keep you on track and on budget, "The Bride's Instruction Manual "is the perfect shower gift for every blushing bride-to-be--courtesy of veteran wedding journalist Carrie Denny.
Packed throughout with tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets and schedules, a complete, three-ring-binder wedding planner includes tabs for: 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; and more.
Author: Elizabeth Lluch
Publisher: WS Publishing Group
Release Date: 2011-04
For couples who truly want to collaborate on a wedding's preparations, here are two books in one: one for the bride, and one for the groom. Each part covers critical 'to dos' in the planning of a wedding
In this irreverent wedding guide, MTV’s wedding planning guru and star of Girl Code, comedian and bride-to-be Jamie Lee, offers practical advice and hilarious insights on how to stay sane while planning your "big day." Weddings. What was once a beautiful celebration of a couple coming together for a lifetime of happiness has become a bit ridiculous, complete with the whimsical monogrammed mason jars and unconventional photo shoots. The Epic task of creating that special event can be nightmarish—a dizzying maze of minutiae and seemingly endless choices that might tempt you to say yes to a quickie drive-through chapel in Vegas. But weddings don’t have to be stressful. You don’t have to give in to the crazy—or give up completely. Famous funny gal Jamie Lee learned much more than she counted on pulling together her own wedding, and in Weddiculous she shares her first-hand experiences and hilarious hard-won insights with every girl who just said "yes." Jamie gives you the real low-down, puts the madness into perspective, and walks you through the process step by step in a calm, realistic, and highly entertaining way. Weddiculous includes helpful checklists, timelines, and suggestions on everything from what questions to ask vendors to how to handle difficult bridesmaids to what’s worth the extra cost (and more importantly, what’s not). Throughout, Jamie provides guidance on when you should trust your gut and when you need to listen to others. What Amy Sedaris has done for hospitality and crafting, Jamie Lee now does for weddings. Weddiculous will help remind you what’s really important about your wedding day: it’s just the first day in a long and happy marriage.
From the #1 wedding brand, the bestselling wedding book, updated with all-new budget ideas, online tools, and event planning and personalizing trends First comes love, then comes . . . planning! Before a fabulous celebration, there are vendors to hire, budgets to calculate, decisions galore to make. Packed with The Knot's top tips and worksheets, checklists, and contact sheets for you to fill in, this book is the one-stop resource that keeps brides focused but stress-free. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner paperback takes you through the process step by easy-to-follow step, with: · Budget worksheets (and all the latest digital tools for keeping track of costs) as well as hundreds of invisible ways to cut costs when selecting everything from flowers to the venue and menu · Wedding planning timelines (including a brand-new express timeline for couples getting married in 3 months or fewer) · Guest list and invitation worksheets (with guidance on what you can now do online) · Vendor contract checklists (and tons of new online resources for finding the pros you need) · Fun ideas for personalizing your reception, from photo booths to signature cocktails in any color your heart desires · Web links and other useful resources for planning on the go (including recommended apps to download and up-to-the-minute advice on building your wedding website)
A go-to wedding resource for anyone who'd classify themselves as groom or groom-adjacent. The Groom's Guide gives grooms and groomsmen the tools they need to make their wedding one of the best days of their lives and look damn good while doing it.
Sometimes the wedding seems all about the bride--but the groom can use a plan too, as the couple prepares for the happy event. This wise and witty resource will get him safely and successfully from the proposal through the big day. Handy checklists assure that no important detail slips by (such as applying for the marriage license in time), and there’s a head-to-toe look at wedding attire, valuable advice on buying a ring, cost-cutting tips, and sensible suggestions on how to make the best impression at the rehearsal dinner, receiving line, and reception. Guys can even earn brownie points with their sweethearts, thanks to "coupons” to give the future bride, promising such treats as a 15-minute backrub and a night on the town.
Author: Mark Connelly
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships
The Last Decision You'll Ever Make is a wedding survival guide written by a man for other men. There are no references to 'your special day' and no floral motifs-this book offers sensible and realistic advice while providing belly laughs and wry insights into the terror and wonder of the last decision you'll ever make. Using hilarious quotes from films, books and TV shows, this guide provides a serious groom's-eye view of everything from the proposal to out of control mothers-in-law to feral best men. A wedding is about you and your partner, your friends and family and fun times, not silver-gilded wedding programs and bonbonniÞre (don't ask). Enjoying the wedding process is about perspective, good humour and not taking the whole production too seriously. So sit back, learn a bit about wedding stuff, your bride and what she's going through, and have a few laughs along the way.
At last! A guide to that crucial first year of marriage! You’ve exchanged your vows, cut the cake, and danced your first dance. Now what? The wedding may be over but the marriage has just begun. You’re in the honeymoon period now, but when reality sets in you’ll likely be full of questions: Is arguing normal? How do we decorate when we have two completely different styles? How do I deal with the in-laws? Are we ready for children? Fortunately, The Newlywed’s Instruction Manual is here to help you and your spouse navigate the ins and outs of those early years of marriage. From communication and cohabitation to in-laws, money, and sex, this guide is for every couple who is just starting out their new life together.
Many grooms are not sure where to start when it comes to planning the big day. Once the question is popped things just seem to fly out of their control. Can they help? Should they help? Are they supposed to help? A thousand books delineate the minutiae of wedding planning for the bride, the bride's family and just about everybody else involved - but the groom? Full of wisdom, humour and extremely practical advice, The Groom's Guide fills a big gap in the market with tips on everything from budgeting and etiquette to auditioning the band and finding the right wine.
Author: Editors of Southern Living Magazine
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Release Date: 2012-01-03
This go-to guide for the bride-to-be has everything she needs to make her big day memorable and special-checklists, schedules, guides, and, most of all, inspiration. Immediately after he pops the question, the planning begins full-speed ahead. Make it easy, memorable, and, most of all fun with the help of the Southern Living Wedding Planner and Keepsake. This beautiful, yet handy binder is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to planning the Southern wedding of your dreams. It covers every detail extensively-from the stationery to the flowers to the ceremony and reception. A lay-flat, concealed wire format and plenty of pockets make it easy to save and organize business cards, dress swatches, receipts and other essentials of wedding planning. Whether you're focused on staying within a tight budget, or if you want to splurge on the flowers, cake, reception, or the entire day, the Southern Living team has researched it and has a plan that will work for you. Of course, no wedding keepsake book would be complete without beautiful and inspirational photography, and Southern Living delivers like no other with over 100 full-color shots from real dream weddings across the South and over 200 images overall. Dozens of helpful ideas from our wedding experts help bring it all together with ease. Detailed plans and checklists from the experts at Southern Living make this book a must have to accomplish each activity before the big day.
The first book from Upright Citizens Brigade comedian Laura Willcox, I AM BRIDE is a hysterical spoof of all the lavish, ridiculous, and stressful things a bride deals with when planning her BIG DAY. In this bridal gag gift, Laura Willcox writes in the voice of an overbearing, outrageous wedding planner, covering all aspects of a wedding—from the moment of engagement (hopefully with the ring you’ve been not so subtly emailing him about for months), all the way through the final minutes of the big day. Accompanied by Jason O’Malley’s humorous illustrations, Willcox offers tongue-in-cheek advice for every wedding-planning moment, whether it’s dreaming up the perfect wedding-weekend hashtag, planning a gift registry to make everyone jealous of your fabulous lifestyle, or figuring out how to distance yourself from the poor, unfortunate souls who didn’t make the cut for your guest list. Laura Willcox’s refreshing take on all things bride will turn tradition on its head, and have you rolling your eyes and reading passages out loud to your engaged (and married) friends. This funny book is a perfect gift for the friend who can’t stop pinning to her dream wedding board, bridezilla-to-be, or any bride who would benefit from a much-needed break from the stress and madness of wedding planning.