Dude, You're Getting Married!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Big Day

Dude, You're Getting Married!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Big Day

by John Pfeiffer

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Overview

Everything you need to know before your her big day!

From one dude to another, the advice in Dude, You're Getting Married! will get you laughing and help you get your s**t together before the big day. From feigning interest in table linens to trimming down the guest list (without uninviting everyone on your side) to organizing a wild, yet fiancee-approved, bachelor party, Pfeiffer makes sure you won't get scarred in the minefield of wedding planning. While the months leading up to the big day can be filled with meltdowns and screaming matches, Dude, You're Getting Married! will be there to ensure that you make it to the altar in one piece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440562280
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 12/18/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 407,926
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Pfeiffer has been through it all--from buying the ring (she still gets compliments) to successful negotiations for getting his own groom's cake (complete with Superman logo, of course). Now he's here to help other guys find their role in getting both them and their wives-to-be to the church on time.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Popping the Question 15

Pre-Proposal Considerations 15

The Ring 19

How to Do It 26

Will She Say Yes? 29

Chapter 2 Shout It from the Rooftops 31

Telling Family and Friends 31

Choosing the Where and When 35

Setting the Guest List 41

Chapter 3 Paying for the Wedding 49

What Are You Paying For? 50

Who's Paying for What 63

Setting a Budget 65

Chapter 4 Keeping with-and Breaking from-Tradition 75

Who Does What 76

When Do They Do It? 88

Decide Which Traditions Work for You(r Fiancée) 89

Old Traditions, New Trends 90

Chapter 5 Make Your Wedding Her Own 97

Your Church or Mine? 97

Types of Weddings 99

Personalizing Your Day 103

Venue and Menu 105

Incorporating Your Families 108

Chapter 6 Put the Party in Wedding Party 115

Selecting Your Best Man 115

Groomsmen Selection and Responsibilities 122

The Ring Bearer 124

Chapter 7 Wardrobe and Accessories 127

Dressing for the Occasion 127

Outfitting Your Groomsmen 135

Wedding Rings 137

Chapter 8 The Devil's in the F#$*ing Details 141

Gift Registry 142

Flowers 147

Photography and Video 148

Food and Drinks 151

Music 158

Transportation 161

Premarital Counseling 162

Chapter 9 Events Before-and After-the Big Event 167

Bachelor Party 167

Bachelorette Party 171

Bridal Shower 172

Rehearsal Dinner 173

After Party 175

Morning-After Brunch 177

Honeymoon 177

Chapter 10 Speech! 183

Toasts 184

Thank-Yous 186

Vows 189

Chapter 11 What to Expect on the Big Day 195

Last-Minute To-Dos 195

What to Expect 198

Conclusion: After the Dust Settles 213

Appendix: The Best Wedding Movies of All Time. Period! 215

Index 218

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