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.
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.
Author: Michael R. Perry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-05-11
The ultimate survival guide for bewildered husbands-to-be covers everything grooms need to know about legal issues, selecting a best man and ushers, donning a tuxedo, planning a honeymoon, choosing a first home, and adjusting to marital life.
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: Michael Essany
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-04-01
What Every Smart Groom Needs to Know The ring's on her finger, her to-do list is growing, and her mood is frantic. What's a groom to do? Let Groomology show him how becoming a partner in the wedding process can make the whole event more enjoyable, meaningful, and memorable. Time and time again, soon-to-be husbands only tackle what the bride-to-be has told them to do. Groomology outlines these traditional groom's duties but goes a step further to instruct grooms in the art of getting involved. Grooms Will Learn The Best Strategies For A Happy Bride, Including: Being Sensitive To the Bride's Needs and Worries Taking Over Tasks the Bride Doesn't Want Understanding How Much Work Goes Into It All Reducing Her Stress Giving an Opinion Letting Go of an Opinion Being Creative The One Thing He Needs to Do The Benefit of Venting When Doing More Is Less Complete with helpful resources, a guide to bridal party responsibilities and etiquette, tips on hiring vendors, wedding statistics, and more, Groomology is sure to keep couples happy throughout the tricky planning process. Bonus: Including 100 romantic ways to reduce planning stress!
A prospective groom's guide to planning a wedding ceremony provides a comprehensive overview of wedding etiquette, rituals, and duties, covering such roles as finding an officiant for the ceremony, hiring a band or DJ, obtaining a marriage license, planning a honeymoon, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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: Joy Smith
Release Date: 2012-02
Genre: Family & Relationships
"Allows any mother to carry off her parental role in planning with dignity and common sense while explaining the execution of a traditional wedding. Included is vital information on helping the couple deal with the emotional decisions, relationship issues, and budget concerns that accompany the wedding planning process--without losing sight of their dream."--P  of cover.
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.
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.
Man Nup: A Groom's Guide to Heroic Wedding Planning. A practical, hands-on guide for men who are up to the challenge of planning their own wedding. But what do you mean?! What's wrong with those 'other' wedding planning books They're great but they're written for a particular stereotype. Man Nup assumes you don't know anything about weddings. Like what a bridal salon is. Or a charger. Or why people buy aisle runners. This book explains wedding planning from the beginning: the budget, the guest list, the flowers, AV Club, bachelor parties in Vegas, handling drunk Aunt Mabel... Everything. Whether you're gay or straight, Man Nup is the wedding planning book you're looking for. In addition to giving you no-BS advice, Man Nup talks to real men who've actually planned their wedding. Be a man. Plan your wedding. Or at least don't look like an idiot about wedding planning.
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)