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5 Free Resources to Plan Your Wedding

Getting ready for your big day, and need some inspiration or planning advice? According to TheKnot.com, the average cost of planning a wedding last year in the US was $28,427. Phew! That's a lot of money for a party, even if it is the most important party of your life. Summer months are commonly the most popular time for weddings. So if you need some last minute inspiration for your big to-do, here are 5 of our best resources available free of charge right here in the library!

All of the book titles listed below are available for checkout at the Library.

Following the link for "FREE Bridal Magazines" will take you to the library catalog of Zinio digital magazines. Once there, you can access free digital copies of Destination Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, and Martha Stewart Weddings - Just click the "all genres" dropdown and select "bridal."


Laura V. Says: Take this to your stylist when choosing a hairdo
Amazon Says: A gorgeous coiffure is a bride's crowning glory--and thanks to this fabulous how-to guide, she can have the hairstyle of her dreams without that expensive last-minute trip to more...
Amazon Says: A gorgeous coiffure is a bride's crowning glory--and thanks to this fabulous how-to guide, she can have the hairstyle of her dreams without that expensive last-minute trip to a salon. Whether the desired look is elegantly classic or thoroughly modern, the book's step-by-step instructions and color photos make it easy to achieve flawless professional results. There are also beautiful hairstyles for all the other ladies of the bridal party, from the flower girls to the maid of honor. less...
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Laura V. Says: Obligatory "for dummies" book
Amazon Says: The bestselling wedding planning guide—now updated! Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a we more...
Amazon Says: The bestselling wedding planning guide—now updated! Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremony takes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal can seem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plan a wedding people will remember for ages. Wedding Planning For Dummies demystifies and simplifies all the details that go into the Big Day, providing inspiration and innovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration and, of course, make it fun for everyone--especially you! Expert wedding planner Marcy Blum walks you step-by-step through everything you'll encounter as you plan your wedding, from choosing a reception site to 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, and other 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 wedding registries, rings, photos, and the honeymoon Packed with tips for saving money and common kitsch you should avoid, this is the ultimate guide to satisfying everyone on the Big Day—while making all of your fairytale dreams come true. less...
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Laura V. Says: For the mother of the bride
Amazon Says: Expert advice for the perfect wedding day! New information on budgeting for todays weddings, using social media to keep in touch with the bridal party, and more! Expert and up more...
Amazon Says: Expert advice for the perfect wedding day! New information on budgeting for todays weddings, using social media to keep in touch with the bridal party, and more! Expert and updated advice for sensitive topics like dealing with acrimonious exes, giving honest opinions, and when to say nothing at all Everything wedding titles have sold almost 1.6 million copies to date, and The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 2nd Edition has sold almost 15,000 since March 2010!She's met the one and set the datenow the bride needs her mother's help to plan and enjoy the wedding of her dreams! No longer relegated to picking a pretty dress and dabbing her eyes, the mother of the bride now carries a whole host of duties for the modern wedding. From planning the shower and coordinating with the bridesmaids to helping set a reasonable budget, The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 3rd Edition is completelyupdated and revised with the latest information moms need to get their baby down the aisle in style. Professional wedding coordinator Katie Martin guides readers through such topics as: Planning showers and engagement parties Meeting the future in-laws Navigating sticky situations like ex-spouses and former family members Picking out the perfect dress Knowing when to speak upand when to keep quiet!Complete with new sections on using social media to communicate and coordinate, The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 3rd Edition is all mothers need to make sure their daughters have the perfectand stress-freeday of their dreams. less...
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Laura V. Says: Need some advice for writing your toast? Get some inspiration here!
Amazon Says: Diane Warner's book provides the necessary grooming so that anyone can sound like a seasoned speaker when having to make a congratulatory speech at a wedding. more...
Amazon Says: Diane Warner's book provides the necessary grooming so that anyone can sound like a seasoned speaker when having to make a congratulatory speech at a wedding. less...
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  • FREE Bridal Magazines
    Download digital magazines using the Zinio App at RichlandLibrary.com
  • The Knot
    Access free tips and inspirations on TheKnot.com
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