The author of A Practical Wedding offers a no-nonsense wedding planner, with all the tools, tips, and strategies to get the celebration you want, on a budget you can actually afford
Whether you're newly engaged or haven't quite made anything official yet, but you know you want to spend your lives together, you're going to need help planning your wedding. When you're ready to take a deep breath and start, this is the book you want--need--to have. From figuring out what you really want--as opposed to what everyone else thinks you should want--to helping you keep an eye on the ceremony itself and the vows, Meg Keene, founder of apracticalwedding.com, covers all the essentials. With checklists (such as flowers, food, final venue walk-through) and key spreadsheets (guest list and seating chart, budget, venue search, and more), A Practical Wedding Planner
- Set a budget--and stick to it
- Choose a venue: traditional, non-traditional, and everything in between
- Hire good vendors and keep your friendors (and tells you why DIY doesn't always save money)
- Figure out catering, rentals, and everything else Pinterest forgot to tell you
- Reality-check wedding dÃ©r
- Create and write a ceremony that really represents both of you
- Get everyone to show up...and have a good time
Meg Keene is the creator of APracticalWedding.com, the ultimate wedding planning website for independent-minded brides. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Glamour, Chicago Tribune, Feministing.com, and more. She lives with her family in Oakland, California.
"The words practical
don't often go together...Keene works on both sides of the brain...[offering] perspective that'll calm any bride and groom...by anticipating anything and everything that could go wrong, with plans to avoid or solve...[A] handy guide."
"Sure, Pinterest boards are a fantastic wedding resource. But, how can you transform those beautiful photos into a reality? Keene helps engaged couples do just that. From its practical charts and spreadsheets to its fluff -free suggestions, this planner is one you'll want to make your dreams come true (within your budget)."
—Brit + Co