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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 wedd 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 contentKeep track of expenses with a wedding budgetNegotiate contracts and surf online for wedding dealsGet those pesky financial technicalities out of the wayPlan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, same sex wedding, and other celebrationsPlan for various wedding customs and ritesThrow a great reception with music, food, drink, and cakeThe 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest trends in wedding registries, rings, photos, and the honeymoonPacked 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!She's met "the one" and set the date--now she needs your help to plan the wedding of her dreams! The Everything Mother of the Bride B more...
Amazon Says: Expert advice for the perfect wedding day!She's met "the one" and set the date--now she needs your help to plan the wedding of her dreams! The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 3rd Edition is completely updated and revised with the latest information you need to get your baby down the aisle in style. Professional wedding coordinator Katie Martin is your guide every step of the way, with all you need to know about:Planning showers and engagement partiesMeeting the future in-lawsNavigating sticky situations like ex-spouses and former family membersPicking out the perfect dressKnowing when to speak up—and when to keep quiet! Complete with new sections on using social media to communicate and plan, this practical guide covers everything you need to make sure your daughter has the perfect--and stress-free--day of her dreams. less...
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Laura V. Says: Need some advice for writing your toast? Get some inspiration here!
Amazon Says: The best man brings down the house with a hilarious story. The bridegroom recites a touching poem. The father of the groom gives an eloquent toast to the newlyweds. All of t more...
Amazon Says: The best man brings down the house with a hilarious story. The bridegroom recites a touching poem. The father of the groom gives an eloquent toast to the newlyweds. All of these can happen at your wedding with Diane Warner’s Complete Guide to Wedding Toasts, which features hundreds of sample toasts anyone responsible for delivering heartwarming words at a wedding can use. And this completely new edition includes: Special toasts by members of the family and the wedding party Entire chapters are devoted to special toasts, including toasts by the best man, the fathers of the bride and groom, the bride’s sister, the bride for her mother and the bride and groom to each other. Toasts with ethnic variations A chapter has also been devoted to dozens of touching ethnic toasts, including a wedding toast inspired by an old Eskimo wedding prayer, a beautiful Scottish wedding toast and fifteen lovely, lilting Irish wedding toasts. This chapter also includes a list of each country’s preferred toasting beverage. Toasts inspired by the classics This chapter is filled with unique toasts inspired by Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aristotle, George Eliot, and many others. Humorous toasts The book wouldn’t be complete without a chapter filled with humorous toasts, including charming anecdotes, limericks and one-liners. Diane Warner is the best-selling author of 22 books, including Diane Warner’s Contemporary Guide to Wedding Etiquette, Complete Book of Wedding Toasts, , Complete Book of Wedding Showers, Complete Book of Baby Showers, Diane Warner’s Big Book of Parties and How to Have a Big Wedding on a Small Budget, 4th Edition. Diane also writes for magazines, newspapers and Web sites. She is a popular speaker and radio and television guest. She has made over 100 national radio and television appearances and can be seen regularly on HGTV and The Discovery Channel. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her author-husband, Jack. less...
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