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[CT]Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Why Fly the Traditional Wedding Coop? Save Your Sanity Very Vogue Follow Your Instincts Location, Location, Location Delving into Details Do Something Nice for Your Guests Chapter 2: Destination Wedding Versus Elopement What Makes a Destination Wedding Different? It's All in the Planning Money Matters Get Your Act Together Time Is on Your Side Choosing Attendants Chapter 3: Money Talk Breaking with the Past Ask for Help or Do It Yourself? Staying on Top of Expenses The Dangers of Debt Comparison Shopping Accommodating Any Budget Chapter 4: Organization Is Key The Perils of Disorganization First Things First Planning with Help Planning on Your Own Timesaving Tips The Registry Chapter 5: Announcing the Big Event Who to Tell First Telling the World Engagement Parties It's a Date! Sending Announcements Newspaper Announcements Chapter 6: The Guest List Proceed with Caution Common Guest List Concerns Showers, Engagement Parties, and Bachelorettes Destination Wedding Invitations Ordering Invitations Versus Getting Crafty Invitation Details Assembly Line Chapter 7: Choosing Your Bridal Party Narrowing Down the List Attendant Duties Little Ones Parents Are Part of the Party, Too Gifting the Wedding Party Chapter 8: Leaving Your Wedding to the Professionals Benefits of Going with the Pros Digging up the Details Choosing the Experience You Want Popular Spots for Every Taste How Much, How Many? Packages Help Is Just a Phone Call Away! Chapter 9: Off the Beaten Path Why There? The Balanced Bride Vendor Search Procedure Finding and Choosing Vendors Long-Distance Obstacles Long Live the Wedding Planner! Chapter 10: Dressing for the Occasion Finding the Dress Important Considerations Transporting the Dress Groom Attire What's Everyone Else Wearing? Your Hairstyle Is Important, Too Finishing Touches: Makeup Chapter 11: Wedding Photography and Video Find a Pro Resort Photographers Finding a Photographer on Your Own Gathering Information Techie Talking Points Hiring a Videographer Chapter 12: Nosegays and Bouquets: The Flowers Pick Those Flowers Consulting the Experts Choosing a Florist Your Flower Budget Snipping Costs Choose What's Right for You Chapter 13: Choosing the Cake Package Deals Going with a Baker Pricing and Contracts Alternatives to Cake The Groom's Cake The Do-It-Yourself Option Chapter 14: Dance to Your Own Tune: The Music Setting the Tone Music for the Ceremony Finding the Musicians Music for the Reception Keep the Party Going Chapter 15: Writing Your Own Vows Write Now! Finding Inspiration Poetic Pitfalls Find an Early-Bird Audience Religious or Secular Vows A Little Help from the Masters Chapter 16: I Do! The Ceremony Make Sure It's Legal Religious and Civil Ceremonies Where to Find an Officiant The Rehearsal The Rehearsal Dinner Chapter 17: Eat, Drink, and Boogie: The Reception Planning Within a Resort Planning the Reception on Your Own What to Serve, What to Avoid The Bar Is Open! Moving and Mingling How to Please Every Guest Chapter 18: The Week Before the Wedding En Route Where's the Red Carpet? Meeting the Coordinator Checking in with Your Guests Keeping Your Cool Put the Wedding Party to Work! Chapter 19: The Honeymoon Honeymoon Packages Delayed Honeymoons Planning Your Own Honeymoon Goodbye, Guests! Save the Best for Last The All-Important Passport Don't Forget to Tip! Chapter 20: Coming in for a Landing Receptions After the Fact To Give or Not to Give The Big Thank-You Getting Back to Normal Name That Bride! Moving In Appendix A: Destination Wedding and Travel Sites Appendix B: Do's and Don'ts for Your Destination Wedding Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Destination weddings -- Planning.
Weddings -- Planning.