Description : The bestselling wedding planning guide—now updated! Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining afancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremonytakes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal canseem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plana wedding people will remember for ages. Wedding Planning For Dummies demystifies and simplifiesall the details that go into the Big Day, providing inspiration andinnovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration and, ofcourse, make it fun for everyone--especially you! Expert weddingplanner Marcy Blum walks you step-by-step through everything you'llencounter as you plan your wedding, from choosing a reception siteto picking a photographer—and everything in between. 20% new and updated content Keep track of expenses with a wedding budget Negotiate contracts and surf online for wedding deals Get those pesky financial technicalities out of the way Plan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, same sex wedding, andother celebrations Plan for various wedding customs and rites Throw a great reception with music, food, drink, and cake The 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest trends in weddingregistries, rings, photos, and the honeymoon Packed with tips for saving money and common kitsch you shouldavoid, this is the ultimate guide to satisfying everyone on the BigDay—while making all of your fairytale dreams come true.
Description : Plan your perfect wedding, at home or abroad. Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be hard work. Take the pain out of the preparation and let Wedding Planning For Dummies help you design your dream wedding day – while saving time and money! Whether you’re planning a traditional church ceremony, a quiet family celebration or a romantic destination wedding, this book offers all the budgeting tips, essential checklists and more that you need to make sure your special day runs smoothly. Content includes: • Budgeting for the big day. • Keeping it legal – getting all the legalities in place in plenty of time. • Preparing a guest list – who to invite, and where to draw the line. • Planning the schedule for the day, and any surrounding events (next day brunch, weekend plans). • Advice on choosing your dress, photographer, music, flowers, cake, wedding rings and more. • Destination weddings – the pros and cons of taking the plunge abroad.
Description : 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.
Description : Want to have a wonderful wedding away from home? Destination Weddings For Dummies is your all-in-one guide to getting married out of town, giving you savvy tips on everything from making travel arrangements to hiring vendors to dressing the wedding party. Fron Vegas to the Vatican, this hands-on, practical resource helps you arrange a unique, unforgettable wedding anywhere in the world. Focusing on the various ways you can use the Internet in your planning, Destination Weddings For Dummies is filled with Web tips, shortcuts, and URLs, as well as instructions for creating your own digital wedding planner. You’ll see how to establish a realistic wedding budget and get your friends and family on board. Then, you’ll choose the perfect location; from Europe to the tropics to the open sea, we’ve done the scouting for you! You’ll also discover how to: Get married legally around the world Know who, when, and how to invite Create your own destination wedding Web site and blog Fit all the basics into your budget— from flowers and catering to the rings, photography, and music Hire wedding pros from a distance Decide on your ceremony’s style Dress the bride, groom, and the wedding party Communicate your plans to invited guests Compare wedding packages Save money on travel arrangements Test-drive your destination wedding site Organize fun wedding activities Handle various wedding emergencies If money is no object, you'll also see how to host a blowout wedding and make a splash when you splurge. Whether it’s a small, intimate ceremony in a Hawaiian garden or a large gathering on a yacht in the Mediterranean, Destination Weddings For Dummies is all you need to get married anywhere you choose with ease and in style!
Description : Presents guidelines and advice for planning and implementing a proper and efficient wedding, focusing on practical logistics and tricky situations including ceremony protocol, reception mangement, and financial responsibilities.
Description : Don’t let ‘white blindness’ drive you into debt! Make your wedding everything you want it to be on the budget you determine. Are you planning a wedding, but worried about how much money you'll have to spend? In today's tough economic times, planning a budget wedding is more important than ever. This fun, money-saving guide is packed with tips for planning the wedding of your dreams without breaking your bank account! Inside you'll find tons of tips and advice for planning a budget-friendly celebration while still remaining true to your personality, values, and tastes. You'll see how to make and keep your wedding budget; select the most economical time to get married; scope out wedding locations that fit the bill; and incorporate everything from economical to green ideas that emphasize style and elegance. Plus, you get tips and pointers for negotiating with vendors and avoiding hidden expenses and add-ons. Hands-on information for planning a stylish wedding while sticking to your budget How to get deals on gowns, tuxes, cakes, invitations, photography, food, and more Use your creativity (and friends and family) to save money on decorations, food, favors, and wedding attire Cut corners where no one will notice Set your own priorities for your big day Make your celebration unique You don't have to settle for less on your wedding day. Author, Meg Schneider is an award-winning journalist who planned her own wedding for less than $5,000 Budget Weddings For Dummies is the only guide you need to save yourself money, time, and stress while you plan a beautiful, memorable ceremony!
Description : Wedding Planning and Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients, 2nd Edition provides students, consultants, vendors, scholars and engaged couples with a comprehensive introduction to the business of weddings. Looking through an event management lens, this is the only book to thoroughly explore the fundamentals of weddings, including historical and cultural foundations, practice, and the business of wedding planning in one volume. An emphasis on diversity, traditions from cultures around the globe are integrated throughout with over 80 international case studies that inspire and set standards for best practice. Since the first edition, there have been many changes in the business of weddings and this second edition has been updated in the following ways: Updated content to reflect recent issues and trends in areas such as family dynamics, media influences, impacts of technology, legislation and the global economy. Every chapter is updated with the most recent research, statistics, vendor information and consultant guidelines. New international case studies explore current research, cultural traditions, vendor relations and consulting best practice. New companion website for instructors that includes PowerPoint slides, case study solutions, additional discussion ideas and assignments. The book is illustrated in full color and contains over 150 images by top wedding photojournalist Rodney Bailey end-of-chapter checklists, practical scenarios and review questions to test readers' knowledge as they progress. Maggie Daniels and Carrie Loveless bring a combination of over 40 years of industry practice and teaching experience, and have written a book that is the ideal guide to successful wedding planning and management.
Description : Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics butdon't know where to start? You've come to the right place!British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide tounderstanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics inthe UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the insand outs of past and present elections, political leaders, partiesand ideologies. Packed with understandable information on the origins, historyand structure of the UK parliamentary system, British PoliticsFor Dummies offers a fascinating glimpse into the rollercoasterworld of politics. Explaining everything from key politicalideologies and the spread of democracy to the current electionprocess and the differences between political parties, thishands-on, friendly guide is an ideal companion to British politicsand elections. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolutionand independence efforts Provides updated information on UKIP and Britain's place inEurope Serves as a helpful guide to elections and British politicalparties—electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends andthe role of pressure groups and the media Offers a fascinating examination of British politics on theworld stage Whether you want to get to grips with British politics andgovernment or build your knowledge beyond the basics, this updatededition of British Politics For Dummies is the placeto start.
Description : Make sense of the world of cinema Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendlyguide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinemainto a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introductionto different film genres and styles, learn about the history ofcinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore globalcinema from Hollywood to Bollywood and much more. Film Studies For Dummies will open your mind to how thefilm industry works and help you to discover the impact of film onpopular culture. You'll get easy-to-read information on analyzingand critiquing film from a range of theoretical, historical andcritical perspectives, and learn how people communicate ideas infilm. You'll also be able to shine a light on how stories aredeveloped in movies, understand how a storyline is related tobroader issues in society and become a well-versed and insightfulfilm student. Covers the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic andpolitical implications of cinema Provides conceptual frameworks for understanding a film'srelationship to reality Explores how people tell stories and communicate ideas infilm Helps you excel as a student of film Whether you're planning to study film, a humanities student witha forthcoming module on film or a film enthusiast wondering if thismight be the future for you, Film Studies For Dummies hasyou covered.
Description : Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns... with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities