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A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for a Beautiful, Affordable, and Stress-free Celebration (Paperback)

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A companion to the popular website and A Practical Wedding Planner, A Practical Wedding helps you sort through the basics to create the wedding you want -- without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day is not so much how it looked as how it felt. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You'll discover:
  • The real purpose of engagement (hint: it's not just about the planning)
  • How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner
  • DIY-ing your wedding: brilliant or crazy?
  • How to communicate decisions to your family
Why that color-coded spreadsheet is actually worth it
Wedding Zen can be yours. Meg walks you through everything from choosing a venue to writing vows, complete with stories and advice from women who have been in the trenches: the Team Practical brides. So here's to the joyful wedding, the sensible wedding, the unbelievably fun wedding! A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.

About the Author

Meg Keene is the creator of, the ultimate wedding planning website for independent-minded brides. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal,, Glamour, Chicago Tribune,, and more. She lives with her family in Oakland, California.

Praise For…

"Keene offers couples of all faiths, ages, budgets and sexual orientation a wise and well-written hands-on guide for navigating the complexities of etiquette and cultural expectation. (Five Stars)"— Portland Book Review

"Expect a big-hearted, broad-minded, super smart low-down on the indispensable practicalities of getting married."
Book Page

"In this sane and comprehensive guide, Keene guides partners through every step of marriage, from announcements to thank-you notes -- all with a decidedly realistic stance. This 2011 classic is a must-buy if not already owned."— Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738246727
ISBN-10: 0738246727
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English