Planning a Wedding?

Crafty ideas for the bride on a budget : 75 DIY wedding projects

edited by Linda Kopp.

Nonfiction, Arts

In today’s economic climate, savvy brides know they have to get crafty! From homemade invitations to handcrafted bouquets, table settings to keepsake gifts, here are 75 breathtaking projects for a wedding that’s personalized, heartfelt…and money-smart. The gorgeous ideas include specially-made baskets and pillows for flower girls and ring bearers; monogrammed champagne flutes to toast the happy couple; an elegant guest book; a ...

Digital wedding photography : capturing beautiful memories

Glen Johnson.

Arts, Science/Technology, Nonfiction

Capture unforgettable moments of that special day Professional wedding photographer Glen Johnson knows there's a huge difference between being able to take good pictures and being a good wedding photographer. In this exquisite, full-color book, Glen dispenses sage advice and solutions for taking impressive digital wedding images - posed or candid, in any weather, in any setting, at any locale. You will also learn the secrets of creating a success...

The DIY bride : 40 fun projects for your ultimate one-of-a-kind wedding

Khris Cochran.

Arts, Nonfiction

From choosing a delicious menu to assembling the guest list, hundreds of details go into planning a successful wedding. The DIY Bride helps brides put their stamp on the big day without breaking the bank. Written by the creator of the number one Web site for wedding crafts,, this fun, easy guide showcases unique, easy-to-do craft projects that range from beautiful handmade announcements and invitations to personalized favors and much...

Martha Stewart's wedding cakes

by Martha Stewart with Wendy Kromer.

Cooking, Arts, Nonfiction

Of all the decisions that go into planning a wedding, choosing the cake may be the sweetest. This collection provides readers with more than 100 delicious and inspiring ideas for beautiful confections that will ensure that the cake is every bit as magical as the big day.

The complete idiot's guide to the perfect wedding, illustrated

by Teddy Lenderman.

Arts, Nonfiction

You're no idiot, of course. You want your wedding to be magical and memorable. But planning all the details is enough to make you want to elope! Relax, take a breath, and enjoy this time. The Complete Idiot's Guide[Registered] to the Perfect Wedding Illustrated, Fifth Edition, shows you how to plan the perfect wedding for you. In this revised, updated, and full-color Complete Idiot's Guide[Registered], you get: Hundreds of color photos of dresses...

Simple stunning wedding flowers : practical ideas and inspritation for your bouquet, ceremony, and centerpieces

Karen Bussen ; photographs by William Geddes.

Arts, Nonfiction

"Flowers are love's truest language": so wrote journalist Park Benjamin in the 19th century. The sentiment remains just as compelling today. As every bride-to-be knows, the right flowers are a fundamental expression of the perfect wedding. But brides are often flummoxed when it comes to the specifics of realizing a beautiful and personal floral vision. Should the arrangements be lushly romantic or sleekly understated? Which flowers are best for t...

Simply beautiful weddings : 50 projects to personalize your wedding

Heidi Boyd.

Arts, Nonfiction

Whether you're planning a casual wedding or a more extravagant affair, in this book you'll find decorations, favors, keepsakes, accessories and beaded jewelry to bring unique, creative touches to your celebration. Every project is simple enough for the complete novice. You'll produce beautiful results with minimal time and effort-just the right combination for today's stylish and busy bride.

Emily Post's wedding planner

Peggy Post.

Arts, Nonfiction

Revised and repackaged, a perfect companion to our bestselling Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, this new edition will help brides ask all the right questions, keep track of all the details, stick to their budget, and plan the wedding of their dreams. This new edition combines a lively, attractive design with streamlined practicality, providing important tondash;do checklists, questions to ask, vendor comparison charts, and budgeting information fo...

The Knot guide for the mother of the bride

by Carley Roney ; illustrations by Cindy Luu


The most prestigious name in the bridal industry creates a heartwarming, informative book for the second most important woman in the wedding. From gift registries to the receiving line, every wedding tradition is covered from mom's point of view. Tried-and-true advice for working in harmony with the bride and creating good relationships with the future son-in-law will ensure the mother of the bride has as much fun as her guests. This sweetly illu...

Emily Post's wedding etiquette

Peggy Post.


The classic indispensable, comprehensive guide to creating the wedding of your dreams.

Today's weddings are more complicated than ever, with new traditions replacing old, and new relationships to consider as family life grows more complex. In this new edition, Peggy provides sensible solutions to wedding questions old and new, showing how to manage the big decisions and the little details with tact, consideration and confidence#x13;#x13; leaving...

Wedding sanity savers : how to handle the stickiest dilemmas, scrapes, and questions that arise on the road to your perfect day

Dale Atkins and Annie Gilbar.

Arts, Nonfiction

As a bride, you worry about finding the perfect dress, choosing the location for the reception, and keeping your wedding expenses within a certain budget. But beyond the straight ABCs of planning a wedding lie the more personal, emotional issues that can threaten to unravel your perfect day: jealous friends, bratty bridesmaids, complicated extended families, and pre-wedding jitters. Thankfully, help is here! From wedding and relationship experts ...

Mother of the groom : everything you need to know to enjoy the best wedding ever

Sharon Naylor.


Naylor's guide includes resource information on discount airfare, wedding websites, wedding planners, and honeymoon accommodations.

Wedding cakes you can make : designing, baking, and decorating the perfect wedding cake

Dede Wilson.

Cooking, Arts, Nonfiction

Make the cake? Yes, you can. If you love to bake and are willing to plan ahead, you can make a spectacular wedding cake--and you don't have to be a pastry chef to do it! Let prominent wedding cake expert Dede Wilson guide you through every layer of the process--from choosing among flavors and styles to baking, assembling, and decorating your way to a beautiful and delicious cake. This accessible cookbook not only gets you ready for the big event,...

Intimate weddings

Christina Friedrichsen.

Arts, Nonfiction

Get ready to plan the wedding of your dreams-an intimate affair celebrated with just your closest family and friends. With a small wedding, you can gather the most important people in your life into a meaningful setting filled with unique touches that will make yours a truly memorable wedding celebration. In Intimate Weddings, Christina Friedrichsen shows you how to plan a wedding that's small in scale but full of your personality and style. It's...

Bridal guide magazine's how to plan the perfect wedding ... without going broke

[edited by] Diane Forden.

Arts, Nonfiction

An invaluable planner that explains exactly how to get married in high style at a low cost. The guide offers a comprehensive rundown for every stage of the wedding and reception planning, and helpful charts, checklists, and calendars. 100 illustrations.

Beautiful wedding receptions

by Donna Kooler.

Arts, Nonfiction

Money-saving and easy ideas for ways to afford a dream wedding reception Cakes, flowers, decor, favors, memories.

Your wedding your way

Leah Ingram.

Arts, Nonfiction

The author of "The Portable Wedding Consultant" offers tips and resources--including Internet sites--to help todays couples achieve their desires.

The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions.

Carley Roney & th editors of the Knot.


From the #1 wedding Web site and the author ofThe Knot Complete Guide To Weddings In The Real World, a comprehensive guide to choosing the perfect words and music for your wedding. In her third book in The Knot series, Carley Roney has created a complete guide to wedding vows, toasts, and readings that is the perfect resource for wedding couples, bridesmaids, best men, and parents alike. Drawing on wedding traditions and customs from around the w...

The paper bride : wedding D.I.Y. from pop-the-question to tie-the-knot and happily ever after

by Esther K. Smith ; illustrations, Liz Zanis ; photography, Amy Kalyn Sims ; type-o-graphic illos, Dikko Faust.

Arts, Nonfiction

For the many brides who get married every year comes a guide to creating one-of-a-kind wedding stationery and paper accents that will make a bride's special day that much more unique. 50 full-color photographs.

Creative wedding keepsakes you can make

Terry L. Rye & Laurel Tudor.

Arts, Nonfiction

All brides want their wedding day to be truly special. This guide provides the instruction they need to create their own lasting keepsakes, without spending a fortune in materials and equipment. Each project provides information on costs, time, materials and skills, in addition to full-color, step-by-step photos and inspiring beauty shots. Brides-to-be will find the perfect accessories for their their big day, including: sachets; flower girl acce...