9780883910078

Fells Wedding Planner

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  • ISBN13:

    9780883910078

  • ISBN10:

    0883910071

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers
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Summary

A handbook on planning the wedding ceremony and reception includes discussions of budgeting, invitations, the gift registry, flowers, and the choice of a photographer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Revisionsp. vii
How to Use This Book Wiselyp. xxiii
Getting Off to a Good Start
Accept Help When Offeredp. 3
Assign Honor Rolesp. 4
The Marriage Licensep. 4
Making Decisionsp. 5
Hasty Decisionsp. 5
What to Call Your In-Lawsp. 6
The Engagement, Showers and Prewedding Parties
The Engagement Ringp. 10
Insurancep. 11
Rings for a Second Marriagep. 12
Engraving the Wedding Bandp. 12
Announcing the Engagement to the Familyp. 12
Engagement Partiesp. 13
Second Marriagep. 14
Newspaper Announcements and Photosp. 14
Photographsp. 17
When Engagements Are Endedp. 17
Joint Checking Accountsp. 17
Bridal Showers and Partiesp. 18
Who Gives a Shower?p. 18
Who Is Invited?p. 18
Planning a Showerp. 19
The Bride's Responsibilitiesp. 19
The Game Planp. 19
The Couple's Showerp. 20
A Bridesmaids Partyp. 20
The Bachelor Partyp. 21
The Rehearsal Dinnerp. 21
Place Cardsp. 22
Family Receptions Before or After the Weddingp. 23
Parties for Out-of-Town Guestsp. 24
The Afterglowp. 24
Prewedding and Afterglow Party Suggestionsp. 25
Preparing for Marriage
Premarital Counselingp. 29
Group Discussions and Seminarsp. 31
Difficult Decisionsp. 31
Prenuptial Agreementsp. 34
Marriage Blessingp. 35
The Wedding Budget and Calendar
A Breakdown of Wedding Expensesp. 39
Wedding Obligations and Expensesp. 40
The Bride and Her Familyp. 40
The Groom and His Familyp. 41
Bridesmaid's Expensesp. 42
Groomsmen's and Usher's Expensesp. 42
Guests' Expensesp. 42
Clergyperson's Feep. 42
The Professional Wedding Coordinatorp. 43
Tippingp. 44
The Bride and Groom's Calendarp. 45
As Soon As Possiblep. 45
Six Months before the Weddingp. 45
Two or Three Months before the Weddingp. 46
One Month or Six Weeks before the Weddingp. 46
One Week before the Weddingp. 47
The Day before the Weddingp. 47
The Day of the Weddingp. 47
After the Wedding Dayp. 47
After the Honeymoonp. 47
Planning the Wedding and Honeymoon
Early Decisionsp. 49
A Religious or Civil Ceremony Sitep. 50
Wedding Sitesp. 50
Home Weddingsp. 51
Church or Synagogue Weddingsp. 52
Clubs, Halls, or Rented Sitesp. 52
Garden Weddingsp. 52
Tentsp. 52
Exceptional Wedding Sitesp. 53
Shipboard Weddingsp. 54
Picturesque Wedding Sitesp. 54
Venice and Other Foreign Placesp. 56
Passports and Travel Documentsp. 56
Theme Weddingsp. 57
Ethnic Wedding Themesp. 57
Seasonal and Other Wedding Themesp. 57
Setting the Datep. 58
The Time of Dayp. 59
The Guest Listp. 59
Coworkers and Acquaintancesp. 59
When Parents Host the Weddingp. 60
Children at the Ceremony and Receptionp. 61
Special Guestsp. 61
Persons with Handicapsp. 62
Security Guardp. 62
Cancellationsp. 62
Sending Invitations in Wavesp. 62
The Final Guest Listp. 63
Computer Files and File Cardsp. 63
The Honeymoonp. 63
Planning the Reception
When There Is No Receptionp. 67
Reception at Church or Synagoguep. 68
Private Receptionp. 68
Informal Home Receptionp. 68
Buffet versus Seated Mealp. 69
Seating and Spacingp. 70
Servicep. 71
Diagonal Stripe Napkin Foldp. 72
Party Rental Storesp. 72
The Wedding Cakep. 73
The Groom's Cakep. 75
Getting It All in Writingp. 75
The Date and Hoursp. 76
The Servicep. 76
The Foodp. 76
The Liquorp. 77
The Tablesp. 77
The Pricep. 77
Selecting the Right Roomp. 77
Caterersp. 78
Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beveragesp. 79
Nonalcoholic Punch Recipep. 79
Alcoholic Punch Recipep. 80
Beerp. 81
Champagnep. 82
The Open Barp. 82
Tray Servicep. 82
How Many Bottles?p. 82
Step Saversp. 83
Planning the Entire Menup. 83
Menu Ideas for a Traditional Daytime Receptionp. 85
Refreshments: Canapes and Finger Sandwichesp. 85
Wedding Brunchesp. 86
Buffet Stylep. 86
A Seated Wedding Brunchp. 87
A Wedding Luncheonp. 87
Suggested Menusp. 87
Seated Luncheonp. 87
Menu Onep. 87
Menu Twop. 87
Summer Buffet Supperp. 88
Seated Formal Dinnerp. 88
Stationery
The Guest Listp. 91
Addressing Invitationsp. 91
Duplicate Master Guest Listp. 92
Friends of Guestsp. 92
Invitations, Announcements, Informalsp. 92
The Informal Home Weddingp. 93
Original Artworkp. 94
Calligraphyp. 94
Ordering Wedding Stationeryp. 95
Printing Processesp. 95
Coat of Armsp. 96
When to Order and Mailp. 96
Proofreadingp. 96
Stampsp. 96
The Inner and Outer Envelopep. 97
Return Addressp. 99
Wording of Invitations and Announcementsp. 99
Choice of Menup. 100
Who Is Hosting the Weddingp. 101
Parents of the Bridep. 101
Parents of the Bride and Groomp. 102
If the Bride's Mother Is Widowedp. 102
If the Bride's Mother Is Divorcedp. 102
If the Bride's Mother Is Remarriedp. 103
If the Bride's Divorced Parents Are Both Remarried and Are Cohosting the Weddingp. 103
If the Bride's Father Is a Widowerp. 104
If the Bride's Father Is a Remarried Widowerp. 104
If a Young Bride Is Marrying for the Second Timep. 105
Military Titlesp. 105
Other Titlesp. 108
When the Groom's Family Hosts the Weddingp. 110
Invitations by Both the Bride's and Groom's Parentsp. 110
Foreign Countriesp. 111
Double Weddingsp. 112
Your Own Invitationsp. 112
Out-of-Town Receptions by Parentsp. 113
Additional Informationp. 115
In Case of Rainp. 115
For a Catholic Weddingp. 115
Insert Cardsp. 115
Reception Invitationp. 115
The Response Cardp. 116
What about the Kids?p. 117
The Address on the Response Envelopep. 119
Pew Cardsp. 119
At-Home Cardsp. 119
Wedding Announcementsp. 120
A Death in the Immediate Familyp. 123
Multipurpose Informalsp. 124
Wedding Programp. 124
Wedding Weekend Guidep. 126
Printed Souvenir Menusp. 127
Printed Acknowledgment Cardsp. 127
Thank-You Notesp. 127
Determining Names after Marriagep. 129
Taking the Groom's Surnamep. 129
Other Optionsp. 129
Keeping Your Own Namep. 129
Changing Your Middle Namep. 130
Hyphenated Namesp. 131
Taking the Bride's Surnamep. 131
Save-the-Date Lettersp. 131
Checklist of Choices for Stationery Trousseaup. 132
Wedding Invitationsp. 132
Wedding Announcementsp. 132
Wedding Programp. 132
Multipurpose Informals or Thank-You Notesp. 132
Place Cardsp. 132
Souvenir Menusp. 133
Wedding Party Guidep. 133
Attendants in the Wedding Party
Choosing Your Attendantsp. 135
New Trendsp. 136
A Word of Cautionp. 137
The Duties of the Maid or Matron of Honorp. 137
The Duties of the Best Manp. 138
The Informal Weddingp. 140
The Semiformal Weddingp. 140
Bridesmaidsp. 140
Groomsmen and Ushersp. 141
The Formal Weddingp. 142
Children's Rolesp. 143
Children's Roles in a Second Marriagep. 143
The Flower Girlp. 144
The Ring Bearerp. 144
Pages or Train Bearersp. 145
Junior Groomsmen, Junior Bridesmaids, and Candle Lightersp. 145
Petsp. 145
What to Wear
Dress for the Wedding Partyp. 147
Dressing in Harmonyp. 147
Terms Describing Formalityp. 148
The Wedding Gownp. 149
The Pregnant Bridep. 151
The Second Time Aroundp. 151
Preserving the Gownp. 151
The Trainp. 152
The Veilp. 152
Gloves for the Bridep. 152
Hairstylesp. 153
Bride's Attendantsp. 153
Junior Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, and Ring Bearersp. 154
Mothers of the Bride and Groomp. 155
Fathers of the Bride and Groomp. 155
Purchasing a Tuxedop. 155
Men's Formal Rental Clothingp. 157
Elements of Men's Formalwearp. 160
Tuxedop. 160
Shirtp. 160
Bow Tiep. 160
Suspendersp. 160
Vestp. 161
Cummerbundp. 161
Ascotp. 161
Glovesp. 161
Studs and Cuff Linksp. 161
Shoesp. 161
Dress for the Informal Weddingp. 162
Dress for the Semiformal Weddingp. 162
The Most Formal Weddingp. 163
The Military Weddingp. 163
Flowers
Flowers in Seasonp. 165
The Professional Floristp. 166
Nonprofessional Helpp. 166
Flowers in a Church or Synagoguep. 167
The Huppahp. 169
For a Very Small Weddingp. 169
The Aisle Runnerp. 169
Flowers in a Private Indoor Settingp. 169
Flowers in a Private Outdoor Settingp. 170
Other Outdoor Decorationsp. 170
Floral Centerpieces at the Receptionp. 170
Flowers for Members of the Wedding Partyp. 171
The Bridal Bouquetp. 171
The Bridesmaid's Flowersp. 173
Headdressesp. 173
Maid or Matron of Honorp. 173
The Groom, Groomsmen, Ushers, and Fathersp. 174
The Flower Girlp. 174
Mothers and Grandmothersp. 174
The Sound of Music
Music for the Ceremonyp. 177
Selecting Musicp. 178
Selecting Musiciansp. 178
Hiring Musiciansp. 179
Music for a Ceremony in a House of Worshipp. 179
The Preludep. 179
The Processionalp. 180
During the Ceremonyp. 181
The Recessionalp. 181
Music for a Second Weddingp. 181
Music for a Ceremony in a Private Settingp. 182
Recording the Ceremony Music on Tapep. 182
Music for the Receptionp. 182
Live Musicp. 182
Disc Jockeyp. 183
Electrical Wiring at a Home Receptionp. 184
Photographs and Videotapes
Photographsp. 187
Choosing a Photographerp. 187
Possible Photographsp. 189
Photos Before the Ceremonyp. 190
Photos in Churchp. 190
Photos at the Receptionp. 190
Disposable Camerasp. 190
Amateur Photographersp. 190
Videotapesp. 192
To Tape or Not to Tapep. 192
What to Tapep. 192
Editingp. 193
Budgetp. 194
Videotaping Still Photographsp. 194
Newspaper Photographsp. 195
Makeupp. 195
Eyeglassesp. 196
Gifts
Gift Registryp. 199
The Consultantp. 200
Choosing Patterns and Stylesp. 201
The Second Time Aroundp. 202
Money! Money! Money!p. 203
Registering at a Travel Agencyp. 203
Sharing the Pleasurep. 203
Displaying Giftsp. 203
Insuring Giftsp. 204
Broken Giftsp. 204
Missing Gift Cardsp. 205
Monogramming and Engravingp. 205
Gifts for the Wedding Partyp. 206
For the Bride's Attendantsp. 206
For the Groom's Attendantsp. 207
Exchange of Gifts by the Bride and Groomp. 207
Gifts for Children from a Previous Marriagep. 207
Favorsp. 207
Transportation
Mapsp. 212
Special Transportation Cardsp. 212
Who Leaves Home First?p. 212
Transportation Choicesp. 213
Friends May Helpp. 214
Valet Parkingp. 214
Decorating the Newlyweds' Carp. 214
The Rehearsal and Ceremony
The Rehearsalp. 217
Before the Rehearsalp. 218
Aislesp. 218
Directing the Rehearsalp. 218
Children in the Wedding Partyp. 219
After the Rehearsalp. 219
The Christian Weddingp. 220
The Processionalp. 220
The Ceremonyp. 222
The Unity Candlep. 223
The End of the Ceremonyp. 223
The Recessionalp. 223
The Roman Catholic Weddingp. 225
The Orthodox Christian Weddingp. 225
The Quaker Weddingp. 226
The Christian Science Weddingp. 227
The Mormon Weddingp. 227
The Filipino Weddingp. 227
The Jewish Weddingp. 229
The Processional and Ceremonyp. 229
The End of the Ceremonyp. 230
The Recessionalp. 230
Musicp. 230
The Chinese Weddingp. 230
The Engagement Ceremonyp. 230
The Wedding Ceremony and Banquetp. 232
The Japanese Weddingp. 232
The African-American Weddingp. 233
The Baha'i Weddingp. 234
The Ecumenical or Interfaith Weddingp. 234
For More Informationp. 234
The Wedding Day
Assembling and Preparingp. 237
At the Ceremony Sitep. 238
The First to Arrivep. 239
Seating Parentsp. 239
Aisle Runner and Ribbonsp. 239
The Processionalp. 240
At the Altarp. 240
The Ceremonyp. 240
The Bride's Bouquetp. 240
The Exchange of Ringsp. 240
The Kissp. 241
The Recessionalp. 241
After the Ceremonyp. 241
Formal Photographsp. 241
Wedding Bellsp. 242
At the Reception Sitep. 242
The Receiving Linep. 242
Choosing a Locationp. 242
A Mother Receivesp. 242
A Father Receivesp. 243
Stepparents and Biological Parentsp. 243
The Bride and Groom Receivep. 244
No Receiving Linep. 244
The Guest Bookp. 244
Giftsp. 244
Seatingp. 245
The Informal Receptionp. 245
The Formal Receptionp. 245
Place Cardsp. 246
Dancingp. 247
The First Dancep. 247
Ethnic Dancesp. 247
Toastingp. 248
Tapping Glassesp. 250
Cutting the Wedding Cakep. 250
Tossing the Bouquet and Garterp. 252
The Newlyweds' Departurep. 252
Wedding-Weekend Checklistp. 252
After the Weddingp. 257
Parting Words for the Bride and Groomp. 257
Wedding Customsp. 259
Recommended Resourcesp. 269
Glossaryp. 271
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