Table of contents for The everything wedding book / Shelly Hagen.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication information provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.

Top Ten Utterances of the Bride Who DidnÆt Consult This Book
Chapter 1: Laying a Plan
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
Formal Announcements
Pick a Date, Any Date
Setting a Budget
Cash, Check, or Charge?
Wedding Consultants
Tick Tick Tick . . . 
The Diplomacy of Planning
Chapter 2: The Meaning Behind the Traditions
Pre-Wedding Customs
Ceremony Customs
The BrideÆs Must-Have Accessories
The Attendants
After ôI Doö
Wedding Verses
Signs and Omens
African Customs
European Roots
Asian Traditions
Latino Traditions
Chapter 3: The Few, The Proud: Your Attendants
Picking and Choosing
AttendantsÆ Duties
KidsÆ Stuff
The ParentsÆ Role
The BridesmaidsÆ Dresses (Eek!)
Dressing the Men
Gifts for the Wedding Party
Chapter 4: The (Gulp!) Guest List
Making the List
Invite Etiquette
Sticky Situations
The Paper Chase
The BrideÆs Book
Out of Town? Not Out of Mind!
Chapter 5: It Is Better to Give . . . 
The Gift Registry
Gifts at the Reception
Returning/Exchanging Gifts
Thank-You Notes
When YouÆd Prefer Cash
Chapter 6: Showers and Other Shindigs
ItÆs Raining Presents!
The Invites
Food and Drinks
Keeping Track
Let the Games Begin!
More Parties (!)
Chapter 7: I Do, I Do: The Ceremony
Going to the Chapel?
Religious Ceremonies
LetÆs Be Civil!
Military Style
Making the Ceremony Personal
Writing Your Vows
The Second Time Around
Double Your Pleasure
Chapter 8: Style for the Aisle
Man, Oh Man!
Your Wedding Groan, uh, Gown
The Dress Hunt
Let the Fun Begin!
Bridal Bargains
Wedding-Day Beauty Tips
Chapter 9: The Ins and Outs of Receptions
Start Looking Now
Off the Beaten Path
Traditional Style
Your Reception Investigation
Receiving Your Guests
All in a DayÆs Reception
Turning the Tables
Party All Night?
Chapter 10: Food, Glorious (Catered) Food
What Do You Need?
In-House Caterers
Independent Caterers
Finding the Right One
Feeding the Masses
LiquorÆs Quicker, But It AinÆt Cheap
Make Your Own Bar
Your Liability as Host
Chapter 11: By Invitation Only
Where Do You Get ÆEm?
Printing Methods
What Are You Saying?
Invitation Extras
Addressing the Envelopes
Packaging the Invites
Additional Stationery
When to Order
Do-It-Yourself Projects
Chapter 12: Say Cheese!
DonÆt Skimp on the Pics
Any Photographers out There?
Digital Pictures
The Interview
Being in Pictures
Photographic Extras
Chapter 13: Right in Tune
Coming and Going
Ceremony Soundtrack
Finding Your Church Musicians
Who Will Rock Your Reception?
Live Bands 
Disc Jockeys
The Songs
Chapter 14: Love in Bloom: The Flowers
Flower Bud(get)
What Do They Mean?
Do It Yourself
Ceremony Flowers
Flowers at the Reception
Get Creative
Flower the People
Smooth as Silk
Preserving the Bridal Bouquet
Chapter 15: Let Them Eat Cake!
Types of Cakes
Meeting the Baker
Cake Toppers
Placing the Cake
Baking Your Own Cake
The GroomÆs Cake
The Cake Smoosh
Let Them Eat Pastries!
Chapter 16: Getting There
Whatever Moves You
Limousine Luxury
Finding the Right Limo
Other Vehicles
Advanced Reservations
Getaway Car Decor
Transporting the Entire Wedding
Chapter 17: Little Legalities
The Name Game
To Change or Not to Change?
The Name Remains the Same
Little Changes
The Name Has Changed
Licensed to Marry
Chapter 18: Places, Please! The Rehearsal
Rehearsal Basics
Seating the Guests
The Processional
Giving the Bride Away
The Ceremony
The Recessional
Your Last (Single) Supper
The Payoff
Chapter 19: Into the Sunset: Your Honeymoon
Planning the Getaway
Timing Is Everything
Honeymoon Hot Spots
Book It!
Travel Tips
The Fine Art of Tipping
Chapter 20: YouÆre Home! 
Before You Begin Packing . . . 
The Financial Picture
Finding a Place
The Timing
Home Sweet Home
Appendix A: Planning
Appendix B: Vendors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Wedding etiquette, Weddings Planning