Etiquette For Dummies approaches the subject from apractical point of view, throwing out the rulebook full of long,pointless lists. Instead, it sets up tough social situations andshows you how to navigate through them successfully, charmingeveryone with your politeness and social grace. Thisstraightforward, no-nonsense guide will let you discover the insand outs of:Basic behavior for family, friends, relationships, andbusinessGrooming, dressing, and staying healthyCoping with unexpected stuff like sneezing or feelingqueasyMaintaining a civilized relationshipMaking friends and keeping themBuilding positive relationships at workCommunicating effectively
This book shows you how to take on these situations and makethem pleasant. It also gives you great advice for tippingappropriately in all types of services and setting stellar examplesfor your kids. Full of useful advice and written in a laid-back,friendly style, Etiquette For Dummies has all the tools youneed to face any social situation with politeness and courtesy.
Are you planning a wedding, but worried about how much moneyyou'll have to spend? In today's tough economic times, planning abudget wedding is more important than ever. This fun, money-savingguide is packed with tips for planning the wedding of your dreamswithout breaking your bank account!
Inside you'll find tons of tips and advice for planning abudget-friendly celebration while still remaining true to yourpersonality, values, and tastes. You'll see how to make and keepyour wedding budget; select the most economical time to getmarried; scope out wedding locations that fit the bill; andincorporate everything from economical to green ideas thatemphasize style and elegance. Plus, you get tips and pointers fornegotiating with vendors and avoiding hidden expenses andadd-ons.Hands-on information for planning a stylish wedding whilesticking to your budgetHow to get deals on gowns, tuxes, cakes, invitations,photography, food, and moreUse your creativity (and friends and family) to save money ondecorations, food, favors, and wedding attireCut corners where no one will notice
Set your own priorities for your big day
Make your celebration unique
You don't have to settle for less on your wedding day. Author,Meg Schneider is an award-winning journalist who planned her ownwedding for less than $5,000 Budget Weddings ForDummies is the only guide you need to save yourself money,time, and stress while you plan a beautiful, memorableceremony!
This friendly, authoritative guide shows you how to develop goodetiquette on the job and navigate today’s diverse and complexbusiness environment with great success. You’ll get savvytips for dressing the part, making polite conversation, mindingyour manners at meetings and meals, behaving at off-site events,handling ethical dilemmas, and conducting international business.You’ll find out how to behave gracefully during tensenegotiations, improve your communication skills, and overcome allsorts of work-related challenges. Discover how to:Make a great first impressionMeet and greet with easeBe a good company representativePractice proper online etiquetteAdapt to the changing rules of etiquetteDeal with difficult personalities without losing your coolBecome a well-mannered travelerDevelop good relationships with your peers, staff, andsuperiorsGive compliments and offer criticismRespect physical, racial, ethnic, and gender differences atworkLearn the difference between “casual Friday” andsloppy SaturdayDevelop cubicle courtesyAvoid conversational faux pas
Business etiquette is as important to your success as doing yourjob well. Read Business Etiquette For Dummies, 2ndEdition, and make no mistake.
Fron Vegas to the Vatican, this hands-on, practical resourcehelps you arrange a unique, unforgettable wedding anywhere in theworld. Focusing on the various ways you can use the Internet inyour planning, Destination Weddings For Dummies is filledwith Web tips, shortcuts, and URLs, as well as instructions forcreating your own digital wedding planner. You’ll see how toestablish a realistic wedding budget and get your friends andfamily on board. Then, you’ll choose the perfect location;from Europe to the tropics to the open sea, we’ve done thescouting for you! You’ll also discover how to:Get married legally around the worldKnow who, when, and how to inviteCreate your own destination wedding Web site and blogFit all the basics into your budget— from flowers andcatering to the rings, photography, and musicHire wedding pros from a distanceDecide on your ceremony’s styleDress the bride, groom, and the wedding partyCommunicate your plans to invited guestsCompare wedding packagesSave money on travel arrangementsTest-drive your destination wedding siteOrganize fun wedding activitiesHandle various wedding emergencies
If money is no object, you'll also see how to host a blowoutwedding and make a splash when you splurge. Whether it’s asmall, intimate ceremony in a Hawaiian garden or a large gatheringon a yacht in the Mediterranean, Destination Weddings ForDummies is all you need to get married anywhere you choose withease and in style!
Mathematics Across the Curriculum is essential reading for all trainee and newly qualified teachers seeking to teach engaging, inspiring and challenging mathematics lessons. It will also be a useful resource for established teachers embarking on their Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL).
Here's what you'll learn:How to attract the right man When you should make the first move...and when you should not Why equality in a relationship may not be what you're looking for Why sex before commitment is a bad deal How to have sensational sex What makes a man run away from a relationship How to know when you're giving too much How to get what you want without asking What makes a man want to commit How to be engaged to the right man within a year!
Overwhelmed by the countless questions and details your wedding entails? Don't despair! The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings takes you step-by-step from your engagement to the big day, from the reception to the honeymoon. Inside you'll find checklists, worksheets, insider advice, and in-depth sections on:
How to personalize your wedding
Updated wedding etiquette
Creating a realistic budget
Sneaky cost-cutting tips
Dress shopping advice
Tips for working with florists, caterers, officiants, and others
Vows and ceremony details
Unique Wedding customs
ALL NEW SECTIONS ON: Planning Online and Destination Weddings, and a color-coded section with over 100 vibrant photographs
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Brides-to-be, do you dream of rocking a wedding full of personality, pizzazz, and style, without compromising your dreams or kissing your budget goodbye? Well, bust out your happy dance because today is your lucky day...you're holding the key in your newly-betrothed hands!
In the pages of this witty guide, Dana LaRue, creator of thebrokeassbride.com, shares hundreds of tips and anecdotes for getting the most bang for your buck, celebrating your personality as a couple, and making wedding planning fun. She includes:
· The top 14 money-saving rules for choosing your location, dress, menu, and music—and most important of all, enjoying the day
· Engagement party and rehearsal dinner ideas that won’t break the bank
· 4 tips for finding your dream theme
· Sample budget breakdowns ($1,000; $5,000; $10,000; $15,000; and beyond) showing where couples saved and splurged
· Her very own road-tested advice for becoming a negotiation ninja
· 7 ways to keep your booze budget under control
· DIY décor projects and recipes you can make without risking a bridezilla meltdown
· Online planning shortcuts, tools to find savings, and helpful websites for organization and style inspiration
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Covering the whole primary curriculum, this edition also includes updated interactive activities throughout the book to engage students in their learning and enable discussion. Using this book in conjunction with the free online resources really makes this the complete package for developing Mathematics subject knowledge.
Wow! Finally, a wedding book for the rest of us. With average wedding costs soaring over $25,000, you need real life solutions and creative ideas to plan a wedding without going bankrupt. Bridal Bargains is the answer! Now in its 11th edition with over 700,000 copies in print, Bridal Bargains shows you:
How to save up to 40% on brand new, nationally advertised wedding dresses.The best web sites to save on everything from flowers to gowns, invitations to, well, you name it.Fourteen creative ways to cut the catering bill at your reception.How to order flowers at wholesale online.Eleven questions you should ask any photographer—and seven money-saving tips to lower that photo expense. Affordable ways to print your own invitations at a 70% savings.A clever trick to save big bucks on your wedding cake.The best bargains on honeymoons, gift registries, rings, wedding videos and more!New! Green your wedding with eco-friendly invites, catering tips and more!
The brand new,11th edition is revised and updated tips on tying the knot without going bankrupt.
Today's weddings are more complicated than ever, with new traditions replacing old, and new relationships to consider as family life grows more complex. Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette has everything a bride will ever need to know to have the perfect wedding.
Anna Post guides brides and their friends and family through weddings to maximize fun and reduce stress, including:How to handle awkward family situations How to address envelopes and word invitations How to choose an officiant How to blend family traditions The timeline of events throughout the engagement and during the wedding Who to include on your guest list How to use technology to your advantage
This complete, easy-to-use guide explains everything you need to know to plan your own Jewish wedding in today’s ever-changing world where the very definition of what constitutes a Jewish wedding is up for discussion.
With enthusiasm and flair, Anita Diamant provides choices for every stage of a wedding—including celebrations before and after the ceremony itself—providing both traditional and contemporary options. She explains the Jewish tradition of love and marriage with references drawn from Biblical, Talmudic, and mystical texts and stories. She guides you step by step through planning the ceremony and the party that follows—from finding a rabbi and wording the invitation to organizing a processional and hiring a caterer. Samples of wedding invitations and ketubot (marriage contracts) are provided for inspiration and guidance, as well as poems that can be incorporated into the wedding ceremony or party and a variety of translations of traditional texts.
“There is no such thing as a generic Jewish wedding,” writes Anita Diamant, “no matter what the rabbi tells you, no matter what the caterer tells you, no matter what your mother tells you.” Complete, authoritative, and indispensable, The Jewish Wedding Now provides personalized options—some new, some old—to create a wedding that combines spiritual meaning and joyous celebration and reflects your individual values and beliefs.
No matter the size of their wedding budgets, readers will be inspired by these lovely real weddings, all with budgets of $10,000 and under.
Creating a speech can be a hard task when you have never tried giving one. It can also be very difficult when you are not used to writing one. Fortunately, this guide is made to solve the problem. This will be your ultimate guide towards writing and giving speeches that will be remembered by everybody.
Let your speech be an inspiration of the newlywed couple.
The Wedding Book covers everything, in a voice filled with understanding: announcing the engagement, and what to do when someone isn't happy about the news; creating a budget; the pros and cons of destination weddings. Drawing up the guest list; planning the ceremony (and how to personalize your vows); menus to inspire; contracts and wedding insurance. Shopping for the dress, six great hairstyles, tuxedo vs. dinner jacket, the etiquette of invitations. Style tips for flowers, the tabletop, linens; a cake that says "you"; the crucial "Sixty Days Until I Do"; rehearsal dinner strategies; plus freezing the cake and preserving the bouquet.
Today the average cost of a wedding is $25,000—at $19.95, The Wedding Book is the smartest investment a bride-to-be could make.
The same insight celebrity entertaining and wedding expert David Tutera gives to his A-list clientele is now at your fingertips in The Big White Book of Weddings: David's ultimate "how-to" guide designed to get every bride down the aisle in style!
It's tough to be a bride on a budget—but David reveals his personal tips of the wedding trade that proves brides can be both sophisticatedly chic and realistically resourceful! Covering the entire wedding experience from brainstorming, budgeting, invitations, gift registries, food, music, traditional reception rituals, and even what happens after the wedding's over, Tutera has created a must-have for brides-to-be. Full of the personality that David brings to every wedding he plans and every TV show or magazine article he appears in, Big White Book of Weddings is the book every bride needs to make her wedding unforgettable for all the right reasons!
Includes sections such as:
- Create engaging menus and creative cocktails in "Eat, Drink and Be Married!"
- Be Perfectly Polished with "Etiquette for the Elegant"
- Make your entertainment a hit without needing a rock-star budget in "Strike up the Band"
- Go from "Ordinary to Extraordinary" with decor and floral tips from the pro
Whether this is your chance to have the wedding you always wanted, you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary, or you simply want to reaffirm your commitment to each other, the renewing of your vows is an important symbolic step in your relationship.
Celebrated wedding planner Sharon Naylor helps you make your second time around your best yet. Renewing Your Wedding Vows provides valuable guidance on how to:
?phrase your invitation
?choose appropriate attire and flowers
?incorporate children into the ceremony
?decide about gifts and registries
?write your vows
?plan the logistics of the proceedings
?choose your location: ballroom, beach, your home, and more...
Written by Mindy Weiss, the “megastar wedding planner” (People), The Wedding Book is the most comprehensive wedding guide published, and is now revised and updated for a new generation of brides- and grooms-to-be.
The Wedding Book is your fashion consultant, etiquette expert, menu planner, floral designer, and shoulder to lean on with advice if sticky family issues turn up. It’s an insider source for contract negotiation and budget-stretching tips. It explains how to get the most out of Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social apps and websites—including how to use Uber for guest transportation. Whatever the subject—cakes, stationery, video (including drones!), lingerie, tents, insurance, port-a-potties, party favors, the toasts, looking great in photos, tipping, thank-you notes—The Wedding Book has the answer.
The ceremony is the cornerstone of your wedding celebration. There are countless ways to make it your own, from meaningful poetry readings to the music that plays as you walk down the aisle.
The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions is an important resource for brides and grooms. New and expanded topics in this edition include:
-Interfaith ceremonies and blending spiritual traditions
-Ways to use technology to enhance your ceremony
-New online resources for finding the perfect words for your vows, program, and more
-Gay marriages and civil unions
-Popular song choices that are already considered classics
Throughout, you’ll also find a rich and inspiring selection of both classic and original ideas for:
-Religious or secular vows and readings
-Traditions and symbolic rituals
-Speeches and toasts
-Music for the processional, recessional, and the special dances at the reception
Joyful, love-filled weddings are created with the details that make the couple unique. These touches--letter-pressed table cards with a pet bulldog cameo; a chandelier to which the bride and groom tied hundreds of colorful ribbons; a photograph of the bride's grandparents fastened around her bouquet--elevate a beautiful day into a deeply personal, unforgettable celebration.
Style Me Pretty has become a go-to destination for planning your own ecstatic wedding. Now, the founder of this beloved site, Abby Larson, offers this gorgeous resource, which includes:
• Abby’s step-by step guide to determining your couple style, gathering inspiration, and threading it through each element of the celebration
• 17 never-before-seen Real-Life Weddings—with details on all their special and handcrafted touches, and advice from the brides
• 5 Style Blueprints to help you custom-craft your own Classic, Rustic, Whimsical, Modern, or Al Fresco wedding, from paper goods to the cake
• 15 Do It Yourself projects, such as glittered vases, linen favor bags, and dip-dyed ombré napkins
Full of lively and oh-so-lovely ideas, and more than 250 photographs, this swoonworthy volume will help you distill the wide world of wedding inspiration into the most meaningful, utterly original day you can imagine.
From the Hardcover edition.
This is a cut-down version of Being the Best Man For Dummies. Topics covered include:The bachelor party The wedding preparations The ceremony The reception Writing the speech Delivery and presentation Ten essentials to bring to the wedding Ten nightmare wedding scenarios Ten great speech opening lines
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 helps you:
Set a budget--and stick to itChoose a venue: traditional, non-traditional, and everything in betweenHire 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 youReality-check wedding décorCreate and write a ceremony that really represents both of youGet everyone to show up...and have a good time
At once practical and enjoyable, Offbeat Bride validates choosing the funky, different, and offbeat over the traditional, and leads couples through the planning process—from unique ideas on how to announce their engagement all the way to answering the question, “So, how’s married life?” Stallings is the ultimate guide to the alternative wedding of your dreams, and with Offbeat Bride, she brings you a book that serves both as an encouragement and celebration of aisles less traveled.
of planning their wedding. For most brides, wedding planning is
time-consuming, expensive, and stressful. But with proper information and organizational tools, much of the agony and expense of planning a wedding can be eliminated. This is what this book is all about.
My Wedding Workbook & Organizer is a simple, interactive guide that helps the bride plan every aspect of her wedding ceremony and reception. The book includes over 150 comparison charts, checklists, timelines, and budget analysis worksheets to help the bride plan the entire wedding.
In addition to all the information necessary for planning a successful wedding, this book contains 6 dividers and 12 pockets for the user to store all the important documents such as brochures, reservation confirmations, contracts, receipts, and much more.
The Ultra-Simple Wedding Planner & Organizer features 12 dividers with beautiful wedding photos, a foldout planning checklist, a Top 10 section that details the top trends and ideas for each aspect of wedding planning, and a colorful inspiration section that offers 20 gorgeous themes and color palettes by season.
A beautiful and exceptionally useful wedding planning tool for all brides!
A barn is a magical place for a wedding. Steeped in history and evoking the simplicity of a place that time has forgotten, the classic American barn has been an irresistible subject for artists, poets, and city folk alike. In Barn Weddings, Maggie Lord offers ideas and advice on how to create a barn wedding, including information on the different styles and décor as well as tips from the pros for making the day a special one to remember. Part indoor, part outdoor, but all beauty, history and romance, barn weddings are as practical as they are rife with opportunity for charm and creativity.
Maggie Lord, a self-confessed wedding junkie since the age of thirteen, loves the romance and beauty of weddings. Passionate about rustic style and eager to share her discoveries and ideas while planning her own wedding, she started RusticWeddingChic.com, which serves as a daily muse for brides, couples and wedding enthusiasts, offering an online venue for idea gathering and inspiration. Lord lives in Connecticut with her husband, Jon, and their young son, Jack.
For most brides, the elation of engagement is accompanied by a cocktail of unexpected emotions: Anxiety about making a lifelong commitment. Sadness about leaving their single life behind. Confusion when even simple decisions—should we serve chicken cordon bleu or beef Wellington?—bring them to tears. Worst of all, since everyone around them expects them to be happy, few brides feel there’s anyone to turn to with these conflicting feelings.
Written by one of Modern Bride’s “25 Trendsetters of 2006”—and targeting the 2.5 million women who get engaged each year—Emotionally Engagedis the only book geared toward helping brides survive their engagements and emerge as stronger, happier, better- adjusted married women. In the book, Allison Moir-Smith shares her threestage, tried-and-true process from her workshops and individual therapy sessions, along with the stories of over a dozen brides-to-be and newlyweds, helping readers transform their bridal blues into bridal bliss.
Weddings. What was once a beautiful celebration of a couple coming together for a lifetime of happiness has become a bit ridiculous, complete with the whimsical monogrammed mason jars and unconventional photo shoots. The Epic task of creating that special event can be nightmarish—a dizzying maze of minutiae and seemingly endless choices that might tempt you to say yes to a quickie drive-through chapel in Vegas.
But weddings don’t have to be stressful. You don’t have to give in to the crazy—or give up completely. Famous funny gal Jamie Lee learned much more than she counted on pulling together her own wedding, and in Weddiculous she shares her first-hand experiences and hilarious hard-won insights with every girl who just said "yes."
Jamie gives you the real low-down, puts the madness into perspective, and walks you through the process step by step in a calm, realistic, and highly entertaining way. Weddiculous includes helpful checklists, timelines, and suggestions on everything from what questions to ask vendors to how to handle difficult bridesmaids to what’s worth the extra cost (and more importantly, what’s not). Throughout, Jamie provides guidance on when you should trust your gut and when you need to listen to others.
What Amy Sedaris has done for hospitality and crafting, Jamie Lee now does for weddings. Weddiculous will help remind you what’s really important about your wedding day: it’s just the first day in a long and happy marriage.
A complete guide to wedding beauty by a well-known makeup artist and beauty consultant. The author travels all over the country every month speaking to real women just like you. If you have always wanted to learn from a makeup artist that knows how to make a bride look her most beautiful then this is the book for you.
This stunning book is a full-color guide to applying wedding makeup, with countless stunning before-and-after pictures of regular women throughout. It is highly instructional and does not just show model perfect women, instead it focuses on the girl next door, your best friend and you. Every woman can be beautiful on her wedding day, no matter what her age or ethnic background, with Robert's makeup techniques. Every women will be able to find women that she can relate to in this book. Makeup Makeovers: Weddings features special makeup techniques for morning, midday, afternoon and evening weddings; because with each time of day you will photograph differently and as we all know one of the most important things to think about is how you will photograph. There is also chapters on more makeup tricks for wedding photos, and, of course, makeup for bridesmaids and matrons of honor.
This is THE book for every bride wether you are buying it for your self or as a gift, it will tell you everything you ever needed or wanted to know about bridal makeup.
Practical help for selecting the right words for your wedding, from pure suggestions to full sample ceremonies. A step-by-step overview of the many possible elements that can be included in a ceremony, from approval and dedication blessings, to the declaration of intent and pronouncement (the only legal stipulations involved), to vows and the exchange of rings, to the kiss and the close with abundant samples inspired by the spiritual or nonspiritual, traditional or alternative, biblical scripture, Native American blessings and prayers, Buddhist homilies, rabbinical teachings, Irish blessings and toasts; Armenian, Hawaiian, Inuit; Rumi, Oscar Levant, Kierkegaard; song lyrics, movies, children's books, television. Readers are encouraged to broaden the ceremony with personal touches, such as the ringing of little brass bells instead of the shower of rice or birdseed. Lastly, Dayna Reid takes on the bureaucracy; obtaining license, filing paperwork, officiating.
This beautiful book includes options, things to consider, tips and advice for all the major wedding planning categories such as ceremony, attire, photography, videography, stationery, reception, music, bakery, flowers, decorations, gifts and more. This book also includes the most creative, crafty, and elegant do-it-yourself wedding projects around. These beautiful ideas will help couples save money and give their weddings a personal, handmade touch. It also features inspiration for making any aspect of the wedding "green." These DIY and green wedding ideas are compiled from WedSpace.com, the first and only social networking community for engaged couples and wedding professionals.
This wedding planner combines the ultimate in wedding planning information and resources with the most modern wedding advice, making it the only book an engaged couple needs to plan their dream wedding.
Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical.
Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreaths, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.
For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty.
You want to be helpful, but not pushy. You want your son's ceremony to reflect the love your family shares and not just his bride-to-be's taste. You want to take part in their big day without forcing yourself into the spotlight. The good news is, you can. In The Complete Mother of the Groom, you'll learn how to:
Help out with the rehearsal dinnerBroach the subject of your role in the ceremonyRelate to your son's future in-lawsGive assistance to the bride without stepping on toesPlan a shower that honors your son and future daughter-in-law
Mother of the groom expert Sydell Rabin connects you with other mothers who went through the same thing, covering every question and concern. The Complete Mother of the Groom--because you want to do more than "just wear beige"!
Relax. You don't have to mortgage your future to have the wedding of your dreams. According to mother-daughter wedding consultants Jan Wilson and Beth Wilson Hickman, the secret is in the planning. Here they tell you everything you need to know to plan a wedding that is both beautiful and affordable. Inside you'll find a wealth of creative ideas and invaluable advice from couples who have saved a fortune on their weddings. Jan and Beth guide you through every step of the process—right up to the day of the ceremony—and show you how to:
·Organize and prioritize using a month-by-month checklist
·Select gowns and tuxedos that look wonderful but don't cost a mint
·Find unique yet affordable ceremony and reception locations
·Decorate with style—without breaking the bank
·And much, much more!
"It is possible to have a beautiful wedding without going broke, and Jan Wilson and Beth Wilson Hickman show you how in this extremely comprehensive and practical book."
—Diane Forden, editor in chief, Bridal Guide magazine
"You might be able to keep wedding costs to $5,000 on your own but it probably would be anything but elegant. Jan Wilson and Beth Wilson Hickman give you the tips that make it possible."
—Bob Masullo, consumer writer, The Sacramento Bee
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This friendly guide gets you started on all the wedding basics, from the moment someone proposes. It includes helpful tips on creating a budget and tracking expenses as well as money-saving advice for negotiating contracts or going online for great deals.
Open the book and find:
Ways to personalize your celebration
Tips for bargain hunting online
How to create a master schedule
Ideas on sending invitations for engagement parties and showers
Get Your Money's Worth on a Great Diamond!
Buying a diamond can be one of the most important and intimidating purchases you ever make. Whether you're getting engaged or married, or are buying for an anniversary, investment, or just because, How to Buy a Diamond will take the pressure and uncertainty out of your purchase, and will show you how to get the best diamond for your money.
Newly revised and completely updated, How to Buy a Diamond is the only book on the market to include wholesalers' secret pricing charts athat you, the public, never get to see. The charts are broken down by carat, clarity, and color—including the various types of color within each color grade.
Important sections include:
• Matching your funds with the perfect diamond
• The four C's explained: clarity, color, cut and carat size
• Ring styles and settings
• Insuring and caring for your diamond
• Picking the right jeweler
• Grade bumping: what it is and how to spot it
• Surprising new changes to guild stores
• Jewelers' tricks of the trade
• Wholesalers' secret pricing charts!
The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
Molly Rosen Guy founded the brand Stone Fox Bride as an alternative to outdated, plastic-princess wedding culture. Her stylish and subversive approach is being embraced by creative, modern brides who believe in love and romance, but have no interest in running off into the sunset. In an inspiring mix of intimate storytelling, gorgeous visuals, and candid advice, with an aesthetic that channels Bianca Jagger in a white tux rather than Cinderella in a frilly gown, Molly Rosen Guy—your cool, hippie chic guide through the wilds of wedding planning—encourages brides-to-be, and their ladies in tow, to say no to all things phony, frilly, and silly. Featuring personal essays that explore the nuances of the process, including a raw, unairbrushed look at the realities of the early days of marriage, she tells us that a Stone Fox Bride should never sacrifice her style, her story, or her sanity to please others; she reassures us that weddings don't have to be free of confusion, shades of gray, or cellulite; and reminds us that marriage, like love, is equal parts complicated and beautiful.
Praise for Molly Rosen Guy and the Stone Fox Bride phenomenon
“The current wedding-wear darling of the jammin’ and Instagrammin’ set [offers] an insouciant, antiestablishment approach to weddings.”—The New York Times
“[Molly Rosen Guy is] making waves in the bridal industry thanks to her eclectic eye and refusal to conform to clichéd traditions.”—W
“Molly Rosen Guy built a business filling the needs of women who long for something more than your run-of-the-mill, princess-y flou for their big day.”—Vogue
"In the Mississippi Delta, funerals bring out the best in people, while weddings, which are supposed to be happy occasions, bring out the worst." So say Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays, authors of the bestseller Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral, who turn their keen eyes and sharp wit from the end of the life cycle to the all-important midpoint. For anyone planning, participating in, or attending a wedding (Southern or not), this book will amuse, entertain, and provide advice for marital bliss, including:
It's OK to peek at an etiquette book, but if you rely too heavily on it, people will think that you are not fully acquainted with what is right and wrong. Anything that was not done in the past doesn't need to be done now--consider this before ordering a groom's cake, especially one featuring a fishing-tackle or golfing theme.
You don't feel like a "Mrs." Sometimes you even dream about old boyfriends. You write all the wedding gift thank-you notes. So you are doomed to your mother's life--60 years of doing more than your share? Making love is the last thing on your mind when you have the flu and haven't showered for days. But he still wants to. You tell him you got these incredible bargains and quietly resent having to justify your spending. You have shining moments when marriage feels absolutely right, but nevertheless you pine for something more.Humorous and compassionate--with advice from marriage counselors, ministers, financial advisors, and sex therapists--What No One Tells the Bride is not only a practical guide for every newly married woman, it also makes the perfect wedding shower gifts.
In this guide, you will learn:
* The best time to get married
* Insider secrets to free perks
* The one thing that will make or break your budget
The Everything Groom Book is here to help you keep your sanity while your fiancé loses hers. Get no-nonsense advice on how to:Handle the emotional roller coasterChoose a wedding location and dateNarrow down the guest listKnow when to give your opinion--and when to hold backSmooth over disagreements From timing the engagement to enjoying your honey-moon, The Everything Groom Book is your ticket to a hassle-free wedding.