If the thought of having your wedding ceremony two blocks away bores you, The Everything Destination Wedding Book is your complete resource to planning a perfect wedding miles away-all while sticking to a budget! Wedding expert Shelly Hagen takes you from start to finish, planning elaborate details and making arrangements, such as:
- Choosing the right destination and climate for your wedding
- Assembling the guest list (does your second cousin need to be there?)
- Finding accommodations for your guests
- Planning the ceremony and reception
- Plus a section on adjusting to married life after your trip
This enlightening and informative guide tells you the ins and outs of this new wedding trend, perfect for you as you struggle with the intricacies of your big day. With The Everything Destination Wedding Book
, you can have your fantasy wedding-on a realistic budget!
Shelly Hagen is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of numerous wedding books for the Everything series, including The Everything Wedding Book, Third Edition.
Introduction -- Why fly the traditional wedding coop? -- Destination wedding versus elopement -- Money talk -- Organization is key -- Announcing the big event -- The guest list -- Choosing your bridal party -- Leaving your wedding to the professionals -- Off the beaten path -- Dressing for the occasion -- Wedding photography and video -- Nosegays and bouquets : the flowers -- Choosing the cake -- Dance to your own tune : the music -- Writing your own vows -- I do! : the ceremony -- Eat, drink, and boogie : the reception -- The week before the wedding -- The honeymoon -- Coming in for a landing -- Appendix A: Destination wedding and travel sites -- Appendix B: Do's and don'ts for your destination wedding.