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Notes from the Mother of the Bride

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ISBN-10: 140220891X

ISBN-13: 9781402208911

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Sherri Goodall

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The Mother of the Bride's Essential Guide You may be producing the largest party of your life, so here's the magic formula that allows you to remain sane and sensible, both during the planning process and on the great day itself. Professional event planner and wedding day -veteran Sherri Goodall guides you through it all, including: --Advice to save your sanity--The Ten Commandments for the Mother of the Groom--Checklists and tips, plus a bonus section of Really Useful Tips!--Worksheets for budgeting and organizing it all Know the secrets of: --When to speak up, when not to--Surviving the guest list--Staying on good terms with the bride
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Sherri Goodall knows from whence she speaks. She owned a party store for several years in Tulsa and was a sought-after party planner. The ultimate test came when she planned her daughter's wedding in 1994. Utilizing her creativity to the maximum, she unearthed the most efficient and effective ideas and resources necessary to produce a wedding unique to the bridal couple...a wedding with panache, dazzle, sophistication, and orginality. Goodall was among the wedding-planning veterans on Her expert M.O.B. advice was sought by hundreds of inquiring brides, their moms, their grooms, and others concerned with the M.E. (the Main Event). Goodall is the Editorial Advisor and a…    

The Challenge
My Work Is Cut Out for Me
Sense and Sensibility
The Sensible Wedding, As Opposed to the Blind, Excessive, Orgiastic Blowout Gala
My First Suggestion
Get Prepared for the Mother of All Plan-a-Thons
Get Organized!
Book, Buy, Boss, and the Planning Process
The Boss
Are You Talking to Me?
The Guest List
If You Survive This, the Rest Will Be a Piece of Cake
The Band
A Dizzying Weekend in Dallas in Search of The Band
The Wedding Gown
"Something Borrowed..."
The Kleinfeld Experience
The Marathon of All Searches: The Wedding Gown
The Big Picture
Trying to Stay Focused While Flinging Away Money
Getting It into Perspective
What to Spend Where
Flowers, Food, Champagne
...and Other Necessary Evils
The Dead-Silence Routine
So Much for the M.O.B.'s Opinion
Email and the Fax
The Easiest Way to Do Tables and Cure Insomnia
Ten Commandments for the M.O.G. (Mother of the Groom)
Thou Shalt Wear Beige and Keep Thy Mouth Shut
Ten Commandments for the F.O.B. (Father of the Bride)
Making a Fashion Statement Has Its Price
Travels of the Prenuptial Dress
Earning More Miles than I Have
The Order and Wait Game
If You Need It Next Month, You'll Receive It Tomorrow. If You Need It Tomorrow, You'll Receive It Next Year.
M.O.B. Underwear
An Exasperating But Necessary Experience
A Strange Twenty-First-Century Ritual
One Week Prior to the M.E. (Main Event)
The Point of No Return
The Rehearsal
Who Are All These People?
The Chuppah
The Wedding Canopy: A Lesson in Creative Genius
Twenty-Four Hours to Go
Things Have Gone Too Smoothly...
The M.E.:
The Wedding Day
An Out-of-Body Experience
The Morning After
"Mom, Where's All My Stuff?"-The New Missus
If I Had It to Do Over, I Could Still Make the Same Mistakes
Lost and Found Department
You Don't Really Want to Know
...While Hooked Up to My Memories Like an Intravenous Line
The Good Stuff
The Thoughts That Stay in Your Heart Forever
R.U.T.s (Really Useful Tips)
Finally, the Helpful Stuff
My Last Suggestion
A Main Event to Remember
Wedding Budget Breakdown
Bride's Budget Planner
Groom's Budget Planner
Floral Budget
Sample Monthly "To Do" List
Where It All Began
Sample Letter to Out-of-Town Guests
Sample Schedule of Events
About the Author