Decor and Details

A Practical Wedding

Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration

by Meg Keene
Da Capo Lifelong Books

Getting engaged is exhilarating…until it sets in that a wedding costs three times what you thought, and takes five to 10 times the effort it reasonably should. And then there are the expectations: from calligraphy invitations to satin chair covers. All those things that “must be done” or everyone will be “horribly offended.”

Or will they?

A Practical Wedding helps you create the wedding you want – without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day, what you’ll remember ‘til you’re old and grey, is not so much how it looked, but how it felt.
In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You’ll discover, among other things, the real purpose of an engagement (hint: it’s not just about the planning); how to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner; DIY-ing your wedding – brilliant or crazy?; affording a wedding without having to cut your guest list; how to communicate decisions with your family and why that colour-coded spreadsheet is actually worth it. Meg walks you through everything and includes stories and advice from women who have been in the wedding trenches. So here’s to the joyful, sensible and unbelievably fun wedding! A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.

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