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

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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?
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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Destination weddings -- Planning.
Weddings -- Planning.
Wedding etiquette.