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Wedding Planning! It’s never too soon

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library,
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Did you attend a beautiful wedding this summer? Did you get some great ideas for your own upcoming ceremony? That’s wonderful news, but keep in mind that you may have to allow for one year of planning and preparation in order to create the wedding of your dreams. This is the time of year to start working on your wedding so that you can feel confident, prepared, and yes, perhaps even relaxed, on the big day.

The Social Sciences, Philosophy, and Religion department has many books to help you through the process of planning, designing, and organizing your wedding. Let us provide you with the tools to plan your wedding so that you can focus on your relationship, time with your family and friends, and have fun preparing for the big day!

Don’t know where to start? You’re not alone:

177.9 A534 2011 – The Everything Wedding Book: Your All-in-One Guide to Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams by Katie Martin

177.9 B658-1 – Wedding Planning for Dummies by Marcy Blum

177.9 B8495-2 – Bridal Bible: Inspiration for Planning Your Perfect Wedding

177.9 C551 – Planet Wedding: A Nuptial-pedia by Sandra Choron

177.9 K257 – A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration by Meg Keene

177.9 S746 – 1001 Wedding Ideas: The Ultimate Resource for Creating a Wedding No One Will Ever Forget: Inspiration and Help for the Modern Bride and Groom by Tricia Spencer

177.9 T734 – Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Planning the Perfect Same-Sex Ceremony by David Toussaint

Are you looking to save money? You’re already making a wise choice by using library resources. Now check out these great books:

177.9 M278 – Bargainista Bride: Your Dream Wedding for Less by Aimee Manis

177.9 B252-1 – The Budget Wedding Sourcebook by Madeline Barillo

177.9 B266 – Simplify Your Wedding by Allana Baroni

177.9 B8495 – Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Plan the Perfect Wedding ... Without Going Broke

177.9 F453 2009 – Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget by Denise Fields

Wedding etiquette is complicated on its own. Planning a celebration that is sensitive to all of your loved ones can prove challenging. Here are a few books to help:

177.9 B631 – Ex-etiquette for Weddings: The Blended Families' Guide to Tying the Knot by Jann Blackstone-Ford

177.9 H218 – Wedding Etiquette Hell: The Bride's Bible to Avoiding Everlasting Damnation by Jeanne Hamilton

392.3 B8635 – Your Interfaith Wedding: A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values Into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony by Laurie Sue Brockway

So your wedding isn’t next June… it’s next month! We also have books to help those couples that are out of time:

177.9 I54-4 – Plan Your Wedding in No Time by Leah Ingram

177.9 M519 – E-plan Your Wedding: How to Save Time and Money With Today's Best Online Resources by Crystal Melendez

177.9 N333-1 2000 – How to Plan an Elegant Wedding in 6 Months or Less: Achieving Your Dream Wedding When Time is of the Essence by Sharon Naylor

177.9 S537 – Instant Weddings: From "Will You?" to "I do!" in Four Months or Less by   Jennifer L. Shawne

Celebrate your culture, and/or your partner’s, through your wedding:

177.9 B352 – Viva el Amor: A Latino Wedding Planner by Edna R Bautista

177.9 C6894 1995 – Jumping the Broom: The African-American Wedding Planner by Harriette Cole

177.9 C837 – Wild Geese and Tea: An Asian-American Wedding Planner by Shu Shu Costa

177.9 M167 – Irish Wedding Traditions: Using Your Irish Heritage to Create the Perfect Wedding by Shannon McMahon-Lichte

296.44 S399 – Make Your Own Jewish Wedding: How to Create a Ritual That Expresses Your True Selves by Schwartzman, Ana

And make sure you stay true to yourself:

177.9 B4145 – Style Me Vintage: An Inspirational Guide to Styling the Perfect Vintage Wedding by Annabel Beeforth

177.9 H310 – The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget by Kate L. Harrison

177.9 L493 – The Everything Vegan Wedding Book: From the Dress to the Cake, All You Need to Know to Have Your Wedding Day Your Way! by Holly Lefevre

177.9 M135 – Your Unique Wedding: Say “I Do” With a Twist by Kerry McDonald


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