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The Busy Brides Bible for Planning a Fabulous Wedding Without the Expensive Cost of a Wedding Planner [Paperback]

Angela A. Kear
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April 23 2010
All brides want that perfect, well-planned wedding, like we see on all the wedding shows with professional wedding planners choreographing every moment of their special day...but let's be real. In these hard economic times, more and more brides can't afford the expensive cost of a wedding planner. This sole book will act as their personalized inexpensive wedding planner, saving Busy Brides hundreds to thousands of dollars. This book is an essential must have for all Busy Brides planning their own wedding. "The Busy Brides Bible for planning a fabulous wedding, without the expensive cost of a wedding planner" will help Busy Brides just like a wedding planner, from selecting their wedding rings to planning every detail of the most fabulous day of there lives...their wedding day. Complete with the trendiest examples of wedding themes, ceremony and reception sites, wedding color palettes, reception menus, ceremony and reception music, transportation options, signature wedding cocktail recipes, ceremony throw items, attendants' gifts, guest favors and much much more. Busy Brides will use this book as their right hand wedding planning bible to guide them in every step to planning that fabulous wedding of their dreams. They will bring this book everywhere, to the jewelry store, to the bridal store, to the reception sites, to the ceremony sites, to the caterers, to the florists and so on, because this book will guide them through every step of the way, just like a wedding planner would. This book, like no other book, includes detailed checklists, a budget guide, money saving tips, vendor questions, vendor contract elements, a guest list template, an example wedding itinerary timeline, an example ceremony program, bridal hair, makeup and nail tips, trendy wedding extras and much much more. Any Busy Bride will always want her wedding to be that fabulous wedding remembered by everyone. With the purchase of this book, she can make that "dream-day wedding" a reality. Look no further, this one-of-a-kind book is the only wedding planning book a Busy Bride will need to purchase. Angela A. Kear has over ten years of event planning, marketing, sales, and photography and wedding experience, including planning her own fabulous wedding two years ago. She is a detail-oriented person with a passion for perfection. She has experienced every aspect of the wedding world from being a guest, bridesmaid, bride, photographer, venue site coordinator, and a wedding planner. Mrs. Kear is originally from Buffalo, New York and currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina as a freelance writer. A magna cum laude graduate from The State University of New York College at Buffalo, she also works as a visual merchandiser for a top name brand clothing line.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great perspective on wedding planning!, Aug. 30 2012
I bought this for my sister who is marrying this fall. She seems to really find the book helpful. She is always quoting from the book and making decisions based on the book's "counsel." A good buy for sure. Highly recommend for any future brides that are looking for something to help keep their sanity in tact during the wedding planning process!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and informative Aug. 31 2012
I found this book to be an informative read a one stop shop for planning a wedding. Some might say that all the information can be found on the internet or across various other books. Having it all in one place for easy reference is a real boon. Everything was written in an easy to follow format and then listed in easy to follow steps, very much like a good cookbook. I did learn some new points and tip that I did not know though.

It may not suit everyone but for me personally was really helpful. I always say read the sample and look at the sample as the book is pretty consistent throughout.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good guide Aug. 31 2012
This is a really great guide to get if you do not want to spend too much money on a wedding planner. This guide just fills in for that role. The guide breaks the wedding into all of the separate parts to help you focus on each of them one at a time. When you separate it like that it helps you to get the lowest cost for each of them, and also will help to make sure each part of the wedding goes off without any problems.

This is the perfect guide for somebody who needs to keep their wedding costs down.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL BRIDES -TO -BE Sept. 2 2012
I got engaged for Christmas and my mother purchased this book for me. I thought I didn't need help, but then I starting planning my wedding and was lost.....

So I started reading The Busy Brides Bible. I love it, because Angela tells the truth. She doesn't sugar coat her thoughts, she tells it like it is. I am originally from the UK. If you want a book that's full of fluff and sweetness this is not it. This book tells the Facts, like to "Keep in Mind that 30-40% of the guests invited will generally decline". Who knew that? So now I can invite more guests than I really want.

As for the "Russian Style Food Service", that's the name. Don't take it to heart. It's like Italians being called Guidos. We don't take it to heart, because it's just our name...

So If you want the truth about the Wedding World then this book is for you. I love the section about adding PIZZAZZ to your Wedding, because I want all my guests thinking about my Wedding for years to come too........
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stress-free wedding planning Sept. 1 2012
You wait for this big day all of your life…And then it comes, and feel and overwhelming sense of bliss & joy; and then comes the day after, when you embark on the planning. The bliss can quickly turn into stress and overwhelm. Are you going to hire a wedding planner, or maybe a DIY wedding? If you are unsure where to begin, and need some direction and guidance, I highly recommend this book, but I recommend you get it in the early stages of your wedding; the earlier the better. There are a lot of wedding planning books out there, but this is one of the best…Why? Because it is structured, straightforward, organized. The author is very detailed, from choosing you wedding theme to signature cocktail recipes. She offers great ideas, organizational lists, and professional, helpful advice. This book has everything you need to plan your wedding.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful! Sept. 1 2012
I'm a wedding coordinator and I have to say that this book helped me and my clients a lot! The author gives you multiple great options on what to do while still planning your wedding. The tips are very practical and wise. If you want to save time, money, energy and less drama while preparing your big day, this book is for you.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps save money Aug. 31 2012
Everybody knows that the economy is so bad right now that you have to keep the costs of pretty much everything to a minimum. That includes stuff as important as a wedding, even then it is important to keep it as cheap as you can. This guide's purpose is to help you with exactly that. The guide looks at everything from the bride's dress, to the bridesmaid's dresses, to the catering, etc. It goes through every single aspect and gives you good ways of saving some money in each and every one of them. This guide will save you a lot more money than you spend on it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All brides need this book! Sept. 27 2012
By April
I highly recommend this for anyone getting married, but especially brides! I've been planning my wedding for a while and my maid of honour recommended this book to me. So glad she did! This book helped me along every step of the way, not sure I could have done it without it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really adore this book!
I really adore this book! Preparations for a wedding can be so hectic, but this book really helped me plan better. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jimenez
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Guide - Highly Recommended
For anyone in the verge of saying "I Do", I will certainly recommend that you get this guide, for this low price it is certainly not going to break your wedding budget, but... Read more
Published 5 days ago by TronicsCity
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my wedding
I can't afford a wedding planner so I picked up this book. I'm glad I did. I also loved how the book was laid out. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Valya Bundy
5.0 out of 5 stars Planning Wedding With No Stress!
My sister is getting married and I have been helping her with all the chores, I never knew there was so much stuff involved: greeting cards, list of invited people, reception,... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mark Vidal
5.0 out of 5 stars A purchase that pays for itself!
My husband and I were engaged for 3 years with no date set. The task of planning a wedding on our budget was so daunting simply because his family is huge, and we weren't confident... Read more
Published 11 days ago by C_Clark
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best
This book had a handful of good ideas but overall the writing style was irritating and a lot of the tips such as "ask your dad for more money" are a little antiquated for... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Heidi Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for all wedding budgets
Easy to follow and very useful. It's full of great tips, common sense ideas and the know-how to put together a great wedding without the added expenses. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kaikai Camilleri
5.0 out of 5 stars An Irreplaceable Guide
This book was a constant asset to my wife and I when we were planning our wedding. I, for one, didn't know the first thing about planning a wedding/reception before reading it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carter Murakami
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have!
I almost died and went to heaven when I found this book! My fiancé and I just graduated from college and the economy is bust. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Katie St. Claire (author of Second Hand Stops & Rewind Forward)
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for couple getting married!
Last month, my wife and I finally tied the knot. We decided beforehand that we didn’t necessarily want a huge lavish wedding, but something more appropriate to our tastes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Brenden
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