The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss, a celebrity wedding planner, is a step-by-step guide to help every couple have a perfect wedding. She covers everything from announcing the engagement and drawing up the guest list to shopping for the dress and selecting the menu.
It's the wedding bible: the most complete, lively, handholding, step-by-step guide to help every couple have a perfect weddingno matter their budget, taste, or personalities.
Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss covers everything: 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 $25,000at $22.95, The Wedding Book is the smartest investment a bride-to-be could make.
Mindy Weiss is one of the most sought-after party planners in the country, working with celebrities from Ellen DeGeneres to Heidi Klum to Gwen Stefani to Shaquille ONeal. She is regularly featured in magazines and newspapers, including People, US Weekly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. She is also the author of The Wedding Planner and Organizer and The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner. Mindy lives in Los Angeles and online at mindyweiss.com.
Lisbeth Levine is a contributing editor for InStyle Weddings. She lives in Chicago.
"Finally, a complete and comprehensive book on weddings! I love it!"
"Mindy Weiss is a legend in the field of even planning. Her infectious enthusiasm and excellent taste make her a pleasure to work with. We love her."
--floral designer Mark Held
"Mindy was like a fairy godmother! She kept a clear head and could still get excited about the tiny details."
--actress Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman
"Mindy's smart and unique menu tips will help make your wedding an unforgettable experience."
--restaranteur Wolfgang Puck
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