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For Brides & Professionals
Pete Merry's Book

By Peter Merry
If you could only choose three words to describe your dream reception... WHAT 3 WORDS would you choose? If one of your top choices was...FUN ...then this book was written just for you! For years the bridal magazines, wedding planning books, and wedding focused television programs have explored every facet of wedding celebrations except for one...the FUN. Brides are being told to shop for “music” and then when their wedding reception arrives, they suddenly realize that what they really needed was talented and appropriate entertainment. In this ground breaking book, Peter Merry will shine a light on the subject of creating fun and entertaining wedding receptions. You will learn how to find the right vendors who know how to deliver unforgettably entertaining receptions. You will discover how to map out an agenda that will flow smoothly while encouraging guest involvement. You will also explore ideas for creating memorable moments that can be personalized to fit your style and unique sensibilities so your celebration can truly be... “THE BEST WEDDING RECEPTION...EVER!”

For the Professionals
Elaine Parker

Wedding Directing and Coordinating - By Elaine Parker.

 A training Manual with Challenging Stories and Scenarios - How to Be a Professional Wedding Director With Competence, With Style, with Elan by Elaine M. Parker,Ed .M., . CWC. CE ISBN - 978-0-9816172-1-3 275 PAGES.

For The Professional

Elaine Parker
Directing Weddings At Hotel -
By Elaine Parker & Sue Davies- Rephan

A training Manual for Staff - How to be an On-Premises Wedding Director with Competence, with Style, With Elan by Elaine M. Parker, ED.M.,CWC, CE with Sue Davies- Rephan ISBN -0-9764940-7-8 275 PAGES.


For Brides
Wedding Flowers & Decorations Book

Shaffer & Shaffer "Wedding Flowers & Decorations Book" Publisher & Lead Gen Business – Downloadable book (.pdf) 359 pages of Bouquets, Corsages, Decorations, Tips for your Wedding, Availability of flowers, and a Floral Planner. The pictures are labeled with the flower names for your convenience. Contact 561-531-9391 or Send an Email Visit Shaffer & Shaffer Ltd.

Secret Wedding Savings

Secret Wedding Savings •by Sandra Burnett

 you will: Learn what questions to ask when talking with your caterer and other service providers •Discover classy ways to impress your guests for less!  

Have handy fill-in-the-blank forms to present to vendors in order to compare options and show you ‘mean business’

•Enjoy the benefit of a veteran caterer’s 30 years of experience in the bridal industry •Find out about hidden wedding costs that can easily be avoided •Learn about items that can be ‘repurposed’ from the wedding to the reception

Customer Service A to Z

Customer Service A to Z : Customer Service A to Z by Larry Williams

is an edgy, “tell it like it is” tutorial that will have you rethinking everything you thought you knew about customer service. Within seconds of picking up this book, you will discover common sense tips for improvement that will find you paying more attention to the imperfections in your current customer service model. From the simple to the flagrant, this book has it all and spells it out clearer than any other book of it’s kind. Written by Larry Williams. Foreword by Dick Clark. Affordably priced at only $14.95. Learn more, visit

it's my wedding

It's My Wedding : 101 Ways to Make Your Wedding About You by Jean Ramsden

It’s MY Wedding! presents 101 hilarious, heartbreaking, theatrical, and sometimes unbelievable testimonials from real women (and a few men!) who have gone through the wedding planning process, from engagement to the big day. Following each anecdote, the authors present sane, human and helpful advice for prospective brides and grooms with the goal of reminding readers about the one thing that is truly important during the wedding process…love! It’s MY Wedding is a perfect gift for engaged couples, prospective brides, their friends, family and members of the bridal party. Universal in its appeal, the book is unique in the wedding advice category. Instead of quizzes, planning tips and advice, budgeting secrets, wedding etiquette, wedding toasts or wedding vows, the authors present readers with the same straightforward, girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice that they offered each other when they used to trade war stories about their upcoming nuptials.

The Bridal Bouquet Book - Ginny Parfitt with Foreward by Richard Markel, AFWPI

Flowers are the crowning glory of a wedding event, symbolizing romance, tradition, and celebration. Here is the largest portfolio of bridal bouquets available on the market today. More than 400 gorgeous color photos illustrate a wealth of fresh ideas to inspire brides, floral designers, and wedding planners. Many of today's most talented floral designers and top wedding photographers present stunning bouquet designs, from minimalist chic, to luxurious, to traditional, all capturing the magic of the wedding day.

This is a great book for the professionals.

The Wedding MC

The Wedding MC: A Complete Guide to Success for Best Man or Event Host
by Tom Haibeck, Grahame Arnould (Illustrator)

If you have been invited to make a toast, deliver a speech or emcee a wedding reception, you may be feeling the kind of nervousness, confusion and outright panic that many people do when asked to take on that role. Or, you may simply be looking for some creative ideas on how to go about the job.

Over the past 15 years, I have helped thousands of people in your shoes to deliver outstanding wedding toasts and speeches; to preside over wedding receptions that are fun, classy and unique; and to do so with complete confidence.

Advice on all of those subjects is contained in my best-selling book, "The Wedding MC: A Complete Guide to Success for the Master of Ceremonies" -- and that same book is now instantly available to you through this site.

Simply Stunning Wedding Organizer

Simple Stunning Wedding Organizer, By Karen Bussen

The companion volume to Simple Stunning Weddings, this beautifully designed binder is the practical application of Karen Bussen's design and planning theories. Full of useful information, tips, and trade secrets, the Organizer leads couples through the planning process with minimal pain and suffering.

second weddings

1,001 Ways to Have a Dazzling Second Wedding Sharon Naylor

Though remarriage has been common in our society for quite some time, it still presents some unique planning challenges and questions of etiquette. Naylor's experience with the wedding industry shines through as she discusses second weddings after divorce or the death of a spouse. She balances her candid business sense with practical advice on bridal beauty, relaxation, and honeymoons topics some might dismiss for the experienced, mature bride.

The Little Book

The Little Wedding Handbook for Brides and Grooms by Patty Hansen

This is the perfect guide for any busy bride or groom getting married. It is complete with charts and timetables, and includes questions to ask each vendor!! This is a must have for anyone planning a wedding! (56 pages)

Weddings and Honeymoons in the Vineyards of Northern California

Weddings and Honeymoons in the Vineyards of Northern California - Judith Rivers-Moore

The title describes this book well! If this is your preferred location, this is a Must buy book.
Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Workbook

The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Workbook by Reverend Amy Long

This book is essential for anyone who is planning a wedding or creating a ceremony. It is broken down into five basic parts; Decisions To Make, Things To Acquire, Amusing Articles, (which explain everything and give useful, down-to-earth suggestions) Ceremony Samples of every part of the service, and Day-Of pages to give to your designated helper. This ensures that all your 'T's are crossed and 'I's are dotted.

Wedding Tips from the Experts

Great Wedding Tips From the Experts by Robbi Ernst III (Pres June Wedding )
(Founder & President of June Wedding, Inc.

 An Association for Event Professionals) is the only wedding planner that helps the professional as well as the bride or person planning a wedding to organize the event by using modern technology. The book is packed with detailed information about interviewing and selecting vendors, proposals and contracts. The book gives invaluable information that today's savvy couple and wedding professional must clearly understand to produce a successful and memorable wedding. "For engaged couples who want to leave nothing to chance...this book is absolutely essential," says Cele Goldsmith Lalli (retired Editor-in-Chief of Modern Bride Magazine) in her forward of the book.

Filipina Wedding Essentials

“The Essential Wedding Workbook For The Filipina” by Rita M. Neri

  The book is divided into three parts. The first part is comprised of a wealth of information and data aimed at making a good beginning. A panel of professionals have been kind enough to explain and comment on the legalities (and formalities) pertinent to preparing a bride, not only for her special day but also for her big change in life... marriage. The second part is the workbook of planner meant to guide the bride in her wedding preparations. Finally, the first Philippine bridal directory has been included to assist the bride if she so chooses to get married in the Philippines.

cater your own wedding

Cater Your Own Wedding by Michael Flowers & Donna Bankhead

This delightful how-to book provides all the professional catering help a bride will need and all the cost-cutting tips that make affordable elegance a reality. This book enables even the most inexperienced host to throw a memorable party with no stress. The book outlines six different types of receptions to suit different needs, complete with mouth-watering, original menus, and detailed, easy-to-follow recipes.  It also includes tips on everything: shopping, sanitation concerns, decorating ideas and delegation of tasks, timelines, and diagrams to ensure everything runs like clockwork.

Wedding Directing

Wedding Directing: How to Be a Professional Wedding Director 

by Elaine Parker

The stage has been set for the big wedding. Everything down to the last favor, is in place but what if something goes wrong at the last minute? 

 Parker serves as a comprehensive guide to preventing those last minute mistakes that can take the luster out of a great wedding.

Last Minute Weddings by Donna A. Bankhead and Lynnette Blas

Regardless of your budget or time constraints you can still plan a successful wedding. This book covers all the basics - from creative and alternative ideas for the ceremony to reception sites that are still available at the last minute.

For Brides

Sandcastles Weddings By  Shari Beck

The Sandcastles Guide to Starting and Managing Your Own Wedding-Planning Business: How to Enjoy a Career in One of Today's Most Exciting Professions

Brides & Professionals
  Aging Backward   Jackie Silver is Aging Backwards and she shares her secrets, tips and shortcuts in her book, Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young , on her Web site , on TV, on radio, in print and in person. As a television correspondent on the syndicated show, Daytime Show, she's been called the Aging Backwards "guru" and Aging Backwards "expert." She's also the beauty editor for Clear Channel's Mix 100.7 Nancy & Chris Mornings in Tampa Bay and a sought-after speaker.


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