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The Best Friend's Guide To Planning A Wedding : How To Find A Dress, Return The Shoes, Hire A Caterer, Fire The Photographer, Choose A Florist, Book A Band, And Still Wind Up Married At The End Of It All

Everyone knows your wedding day is the most important day of your life. But did you know it could also be the wackiest? Part family reunion, part ceremony, part dinner party, part get-down-and boogie dance party, weddings have a tendency to spin out of control-especially when You start considering all the important questions: Do I invite all of my relatives or just the ones I know? What does a wed" ding budget look like-and how do I stay on one? Where do I find a Dj who won't play the macarena? Why is my groom acting like such a grouch?So who can you turn to for answers? Your best friend-that wise, resourceful, and wonderfully witty friend who will help you pull together the wedding of your dreams and make sure you have fun along the way.In The Best Friend's Guide to Planning a Wedding, Lara Webb Carrigan, like that indispensable girl Friend, helps you navigate the complicated process of organizing a wedding with smarts, grace, and, above all, good humor. After having survived he hundreds of brides-to-be and newlyweds, collecting the kind of useful suggestions that no one thinks to share-until after the wedding. Filled with voices of real women, plus insider tips from wedding consultants, caterers, and other pros, this essential resource offers practical, step-by-step strategies, checklists, and real-life advice from brides who have been there before. It also debunks wedding myths from "All bridesmaids have to wear the same dress" to "Seating charts are optional" and "The more makeup you wear, the better you'll look."Like your best girlfriend, The Best Friend's Guide to Planning a Wedding helps you keep track of all the details (and your wits) while reminding you that what matters most isn't a perfect wedding but a wonderful marriage.

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: William Morrow (December 26, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0060393017

ISBN-13: 978-0060393014

Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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When my soon-to-be got this book, I yawned and prayed that the author had sane advice because I haven't had fun since I proposed. Before the book we were arguing about the dumbest things, like what color the organist's shirt should be for pictures! The organist could have been nude for all I cared.L.W. Carrigan's book drastically changed my fiancee's outlook that I was actually reading the book between football games! And it was really good stuff. I got a few chuckles out of it but of course I didn't tell you-know-who that I even lifted the book. I just said, "Geez, another book?" And she went on and on about how she just was so sorry for acting so stupid to me and our families. She said she was getting too nervous about the wrong things and that Lara's book put things into perspective for her. THANK YOU LARA...I'd like a shot at writing the rebuttal book -- "Hey Guys! Don't Forget to Attach Carrigan's Book to The Ring" with salutations to your awesome book. Now, I know my wife-to-be hasn't gone off the deep end thanks to your good vibe. Peace...

I thought this book was wonderful! Lara Carrigan does a great job at making the reader laugh while offering extremely useful information. I have purchased several "how to plan a wedding" books and I am using this one almost exclusively! It is great! After I read a couple of pages, I feel a lot less stressed out - which is a good thing for a bride-to-be! I recommend it to anyone planning a wedding! (She has a great sense of humor also!) Lara Carrigan is a princess!

I recently got engaged and my fiance was terrified about all the plans we would have to make. We do not have a lot of money and have to be very careful how we spend the little we have. Lara's tips and tricks and funny stories have set her more at ease. This book is so worth the money it will save in psychotherapy!!! It is warm and fun. We loved it.

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