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Title:
The don't sweat guide for weddings : get more enjoyment out of one of the most important events in your life
Author:
Carlson, Richard, 1961-2006.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
208 pages ; 17 cm
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780786887262
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

ts in Your Life Foreword by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. Weddings are the one event that almost everyone sweats'. With tips on how to stay calm on the big day, how not to obsess over details, and how to keep the big picture in focus, this Don't Sweat guide is the perfect gift for anyone planning a wedding.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
1. Make a Date with Your Fiancep. 15
2. Get a Grip--Start with the Basicsp. 17
3. Come to Terms with Religious Differencesp. 19
4. Give Yourself the Gift of Backup Planningp. 21
5. Play the Numbers Gamep. 23
6. Share the Newsp. 25
7. Take Pride in Your Engagement Ringp. 27
8. Your Wedding Is Your Priorityp. 29
9. Explore Theme Weddingsp. 30
10. Have the Courage to Break Traditionp. 31
11. Embrace New Traditionp. 33
12. Show Your Personalityp. 35
13. Consider Hiring a Professionalp. 36
14. Do You Prefer a Child-Free Wedding?p. 38
15. Your Wedding Organizerp. 40
16. Treat Your Wedding Like a Businessp. 42
17. Appreciate Your Beloved for Who He Isp. 44
18. Learn to Say Yesp. 46
19. Get Help for the Honeymoonp. 48
20. Celebrate Your Choice of Bridesmaidsp. 50
21. Honor Those Whom You Cherishp. 52
22. Make Peace with Your Guest Listp. 54
23. Handle Coworkers and Acquaintances with Gracep. 56
24. Forgo the Wedding Announcementsp. 58
25. Find the Perfect Dressp. 60
26. Don't Stress over Writing Your Vowsp. 62
27. The Wedding Ringsp. 64
28. Come to Terms with the Prenuptialsp. 66
29. The Name Changep. 68
30. Engage Yourself in a Partyp. 70
31. Know Your Budgetp. 72
32. Specify Your Fundingp. 74
33. Be Flexible with Fundsp. 76
34. List Your Prioritiesp. 78
35. Restructure Your Plansp. 80
36. Seek Creative Solutionsp. 82
37. Keep Simplicity in Mindp. 83
38. Be Sensitive to the Feelings of Your Parentsp. 85
39. More Specific Now, Less Stressed Laterp. 87
40. Learn to Say Nop. 89
41. Plan and Protect Your Beauty Confidencep. 91
42. Indulge Yourself in the Menup. 93
43. Set the Mood with Musicp. 95
44. Preserve Your Wedding Memoriesp. 97
45. Break Away from Bridal Guiltp. 99
46. Rule the Weight Gamep. 101
47. Honor Your Bodyp. 103
48. Don't Listen to the "What Ifs"p. 105
49. He May Not Be Detail-Orientedp. 107
50. Recognize the Most Valuable Wedding Giftsp. 109
51. Release Doubtp. 111
52. Speak Up When It Becomes Too Muchp. 113
53. Express Your Feelingsp. 115
54. Let Go of the Detailsp. 117
55. Distinguish Good Advice from Bad Advicep. 119
56. Let Go of Other People's Conflictsp. 121
57. Ask for What You Wantp. 123
58. Remember Personal Priorities in Your Budgetp. 125
59. Succeed at Long-Distance Planningp. 127
60. Embrace Visiting Guests from a Distancep. 130
61. Give from Your Heart to the Wedding Partyp. 132
62. Consider Skipping the Attendants' Partiesp. 134
63. Include Your Children in the Celebrationp. 136
64. Negotiate with the Underwriterp. 138
65. Create a Paperwork Date Nightp. 140
66. Let Your Friends Shower You with Attentionp. 142
67. Acknowledge the Bachelor Party with Gracep. 144
68. Enjoy a Bachelorette Partyp. 146
69. Pack for Freedom on Your Honeymoonp. 148
70. Share Your Joyp. 150
71. Don't Trade Away Your Futurep. 152
72. You Can't Make Everybody Happyp. 154
73. Have the Courage to Call It Offp. 156
74. Should You Include Other Children in the Ceremony?p. 158
75. Let Go of "Non-Guest" Guiltp. 161
76. Consider Practical Ways to Trim Expensesp. 163
77. Learn to Compromisep. 165
78. Let Go of Pre-Wedding Conflictp. 166
79. Approve Even if They Disapprovep. 168
80. Treat In-Laws with Respectp. 170
81. Honor Your Mother and Fatherp. 172
82. Don't Complain to Him about His Motherp. 173
83. Handle Exes Graciouslyp. 175
84. Work with Your Coworkersp. 177
85. Be a Little Selfish with Your Timep. 179
86. Bid Farewell to Your Old Lifestylep. 181
87. Embrace the Changes Aheadp. 182
88. Defend the "Sacred Week" of the Ceremonyp. 184
89. Survive the "Day of" Emergenciesp. 186
90. Prepare a Bridal Emergency Kitp. 188
91. Avoid Panic with Practicep. 190
92. Relax for the Rehearsal Dinnerp. 192
93. "It's in God's Hands Now"p. 194
94. Revel in Pure Blissp. 196
95. Conquer Stage Frightp. 197
96. There Is No Such Thing as a Flawless Weddingp. 199
97. Dance the Night Awayp. 201
98. Make Your Escapep. 203
99. Conquer Wedding-Night Jittersp. 205
100. Embrace the Femininity of Your New Rolep. 207

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