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Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear
Susan Khalje
0801987571
May 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Though ostensibly a how-to manual on wedding gown construction, this magnificent book teaches all about advanced dressmaking skills, and its principles can be applied to creating many other types of haute-couture-style gowns. The very thorough text details all aspects of fabrics and construction: the unique characteristics of each type of fashion fabric, including extensive information on manipulating lace; preparing the muslin mockup (a necessary first step to ensure a perfect fit); adjusting the bodice, sleeves, and skirt and joining them all together; adding ornamentation; and handling bustles and trains. The final chapter presents all the specifics of making four gowns of different styles. The novice and even the advanced sewer will learn much here, and perhaps best of all, pattern-drafting experience is not...


Jo Gartin's Weddings: An Inspiring Guide for the Stylish Bride
Jo Gartin
1594862613
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Plan a wedding celebration that has every guest saying "Wow!"—with these creative, surprisingly affordable flourishes from one of the most sought-after wedding planners coordinators in the country

The secrets of Vogue’s preferred wedding planner are now available to brides everywhere. Celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Molly Shannon and Taye Diggs have turned to Love Luck and Angels, Jo Gartin’s events planning company, for twists on traditional invitations, unique celebrations and weddings that are anything but stuffy. Now, this lifestyle planner to the stars has compiled the ultimate wedding guide, designed to help any bride make her fairytale come true.


Everything Wedding Checklist: The Gown, the Guests, the Groom and Everything Else You Shouldn't Forget
Janet Anastasio
1580624561
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Find Groom! Buy This Book! You're standing confidently at the alter, waiting for your turn to say "I Do," when sudden panic hits. * Did you remember to review all the shots you wanted to get with your photographer?
* Did you remember to give the caterer the final guest count?
* Did you order that extra corsage for your grandmother?
With this book, you'll ask the right questions, hit the right deadlines, and steer clear of disaster with plenty of time to spare. You'll find detailed checklists for every conceivable aspect of the wedding, as well as a detailed monthly organizer to help you make sure you're doing what you're supposed to be doing when you're supposed to be doing it. To steer clear of worries on your wedding day, you need The Everything Wedding Checklist. --This text refers to an out of...


Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown
Diane Forden
044667821X
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Bridal Guide is back with more wedding advice-this time on how to choose the perfect wedding gown. Women start dreaming about their wedding dresses before they're even old enough to start dating. Still, when the moment finally arrives, every bride faces the same dilemma: where to begin when it comes to buying the most important dress of her life. Bridal Guide comes to the rescue with this essential how-to book that covers every aspect of choosing, buying, fitting, wearing, and storing a wedding dress. From shopping on a budget to working with a seamstress on an original pattern, to figuring out which styles will be most flattering while sorting through the thousands of dresses on the racks, every detail is considered. The book is filled with worksheets for keeping track of designers, styles, and prices, and includes...


The Ultimate Wedding Idea Book: 1,001 Creative Ideas To Make Your Wedding Fun, Romantic & Memorable
Cynthia Clumeck Clumeck Muchnick
0761532463
April 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A wedding consultant gives tips on everything from the proposal and prenuptial parties to the post-wedding period when couples struggle to write thank you notes, exchange duplicate gifts, and begin financial planning. Many brides will find her emphasis on handling stress and strategies for taking care of yourself beneficial. Muchnick even includes some comments on renewing vows, a topic ignored by many books. Though the ideas presented here are found in other guides (such as Robbi G.W. Earnst's more detailed Great Wedding Tips from the Experts, Lowell, 2000), this is fun to browse through, and readers will appreciate the straightforward, friendly tone. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
Creative, Romantic, and Exciting Ideas for Your Big Day


The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns
Carley Roney
0811832236
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
What's the real difference between an $800 gown and an $8000 gown? Is Dupioni better than Duchesse? When do you need a crinoline, and what is a crumb catcher? From the creator of the #1 online wedding resource, The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns provides the answers to these questions and thousands more. The perfect gift for a bride-to-be, this lavishly illustrated book--more than 250 color photographs and illustrations--tells her everything she needs to know about the single most expensive and important piece of clothing she will ever own. The only fully comprehensive book on the subject, The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns dissects the construction of the dress; profiles the numerous styles; defines and illustrates hundreds of varieties of fabrics, laces, embellishments, and accessories; and provides straightforward counsel...


How To Alter A Bridal Gown
Susan Ormond
0964315203
April 12, 1998
Paperback
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Publisher Comments
Dorothy Eckes, professional Sewing teacher, renown guest speaker, and owner of Making It Sewing School, raves that "How To Alter A Bridal Gown" is the only book available on the subject of altering Bridal gowns. Not only has it been a valuable guide for many of her students but also an excellent reference on bridal alterations of all kinds.

Book Description
"How To Alter A Bridal Gown", provides step-by-step instructions, organized in easy-to-reference sections, to create the perfect fitting gown. Complete with illustrations and innovative techniques. This book is a must for either the professional seamstress who wants to make money at a business or the amateur seamstress who simply wants to alter a gown for herself a family member, or friend. -- From simple hems and side...


Bridal Gowns: How to Make the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams
Susan E. Andriks
0935278516
September 1999
Paperback
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Little Women Book Two: Good Wives
Louisa May Alcott
0060559918
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Reconnect with Louisa May Alcott's beloved March sisters of Little Women, as they continue their story in Good Wives.

About the Author
Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) is the author of the beloved Little Women, which was based on her own experiences growing up in New England with her parents and three sisters. More than a century after her death, Louisa May Alcott’s stories continue to delight young readers.


Your Perfect Wedding Gown
Deidre Gardner
0964088525
Oct 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Your Perfect Wedding Gown holds your hand and guides you from the beginning of the process to the very minute you walk down the aisle! Chapter 1: Finding Your Perfect Wedding Gown shows you how to begin your search and create your wedding gown "ensemble." It also tells you that you have more purchasing options than just a seamstress and bridal salon. Chapter 2: Wedding Gown Pictorial Dictionary provides you with illustrations of the different parts of the wedding gown so that you can describe to the vendor what you want when you go shopping. Chapter 3: The Figure Connection focuses on describing how to flatter your best figure features while camouflaging your worst. Chapter 4: Allowing the Real You to Shine Through helps you determine your "wedding style" based on your personality. Chapter 5: Wedding Gown...


The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers
Carley Roney
0811832635
November 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
For every bride (and her mother), The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers provides an invaluable and inspirational guide for planning a perfect storybook event--be it a private family affair or an all-out bash in a hotel ballroom. Author Carley Roney, editor-in-chief of The Knot online wedding planning site, which has branched out to offer this and other books (like The Knot's Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World), provides extensive information, friendly advice, and helpful tips for brides of every budget. Special features of the book include beautifully illustrated glossaries of a wide variety of common wedding flowers as well as surveys of the various shapes and styles of bouquets, centerpieces, guest favors, and boutonnieres. How-to sections help the bride decide on her floral style and palette--deep red or purple...


Wedding Gown
Dyanne Davis
1585711209
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Wedding Gown Book
Elizabeth Shimer
1592530664
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A wedding gown is the most important wardrobe choice a woman makes, but when the time comes to sort through all that tulle and stain, most women panic. How do you find a gown that suits your dreams and your budget? The Wedding Gown Book offers insider tips from bridal salon owners and image experts on the entire wedding gown process. Brides will learn how to tastefully bend the rules with a unique gown color or style, how to find a gown that flatters her personality and body type, and how to choose a beautiful, formal gown without sacrificing comfort. Elizabeth Shimer also offers creative ideas for theme-inspired looks based on a favorite movie, book, or time period and advice on how to dress your bridesmaids can dress elegantly and comfortably in gowns they will actually like and can afford.

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The Knot Guide for the Groom
Carley Roney
0811846148
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Boy meets Girl. Boy realizes she's The One. Boy proposes to Girl. Now what? The Knot Guide for the Groom is a relationship-saving guide to weddings for guys who think taffeta is a candy and Jordan almonds is the stripper booked for the bachelor party. With the wisdom and gentle humor of a big sister, The Knot's Carley Roney distills the rituals and duties of the modern wedding into a succinct script that even the most clueless guy can follow—and possibly enjoy. The wedding planning process is outlined in just enough detail to inform without causing undue terror, with emphasis on traditional groom duties such as finding an officiant for the ceremony, hiring a band or a DJ, and obtaining the marriage license. Extra attention is given to critical topics such as choosing a bride-approved wedding look (whether...


Bargaining Bride: How to Have the Wedding of Your Dreams without Paying the Bills of Your Nightmares
Shirit Kronzon
1564147983
December 2005
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Book Description
Dr. Shirit Kronzon has taught hundreds of students at the prestigious Wharton School of Business how to negotiate everything from their first job offer to their latest promotion. Now she is going to teach you how to negotiate your wedding! If you are like so many brides-to-be, you will spend months preparing for the most important day of your life. There will be dozens of decisions to make as you try to secure the best wedding gown, photographer, music, flowers, cake, invitations, and reception location…without having to mortgage your parents’ house —or your own—to pay for them. Each one of these decisions presents an opportunity to bargain for a better deal. At the core of wedding planning is a skill you may not realize you need: you must know how to negotiate. After all, the cost of a wedding...


1000 Best Wedding Bargains
Sharon Naylor
1402202989
September 2004
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Book Description
The average wedding today costs over $20,000-- --and that's just for a modest wedding. But even budget-conscious couples want to have a wedding that's unique and reflects their personalities and style. You don't have to sacrifice your wedding dream because of money. With the insider secrets in this book, you can get two to three times the wedding for your budget. *Reception--the one area where couples spend the most is on the reception. This is the area with the most opportunities to save. *Gown--how to find your gown for far less than what other brides are paying at retail *Flowers--insider secrets from the floral industry to create floral arrangements and bouquets that are unique and less expensive *Transportation (limousines)--find out how to save 25-50 percent on your wedding-day transportation through smart...


Qwert and the Wedding Gown
Matias Montes Huidobro, et al
0917635132


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From Publishers Weekly
In this sharply original novel, the author's first to appear in English, a Cuban refugee narrates the story of his and his wife's immigration to the United States and his subsequent descent into madness. While Amanda quickly finds work in a costume factory and begins to assimilate, the nameless narrator spends his days on a park bench and hides his face from his wife when she returns home in the evening. The narrator's greatest regret in leaving his homeland was having to forfeit his typewriter (the "qwert" of the title represents the first five letters in a row of keys) and with it his dreams of becoming a novelist. Typewriters are just one of the motifs that return to haunt him throughout. The plot is sketchy, and it is often difficult to grasp what is real and what is imaginary, but the narrator's strong and...


How to make your own wedding gown
Claudia Ein
0385111053


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Mazel Tov! The Complete Book of Jewish Weddings
Lea Bayers Bayers Rapp
0806523336
August 2002
Hardcover
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New Jersey Jewish News - April 29, 2003
"From Old World to high-tech, it covers just about everything a couple needs to know..."

The South Amboy-Sayreville Times
"...finding one's roots, marrying in kind, understanding the marriage customs of 'the other half' of an interfaith union..."

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