Dual handbooks guide readers through planning wedding weekend events and unforgettable bachelorette parties specifically tailored to the bride's style.
Acclaimed wedding expert Sharon Naylor has just added two new books to her extensive line-up of wedding-themed books, blogs, and articles. Together, The Smart Guide to Wedding Weekend Events and The Smart Guide to Bachelorette Parties reflect two key trends.
The first is that while the wedding itself may be the centerpiece of the wedding weekend, when friends and family travel into town to share in the bride and groom's celebration, they're equally excited to socialize with loved ones and friends they don't get to see very often. Translated, says Naylor, this means that wedding weekend events have become "the new must" in wedding planning, with additional special events planned for the day before and the days after the wedding.
Thus, Naylor's guidebook offers a wide variety of wedding weekend events that correspond to a variety of styles and preferences, such as welcome cocktail parties, sporting events, tours, shopping sprees, spa days, and other parties and gatherings that give the bride and groom additional time to spend with their friends and family. Creative planning ideas, money-saving tips, resources, worksheets, and real-life stories of fantastic wedding weekend events round out this guidebook and make it essential to successful - and economical - planning.
The second key trend: planning an unforgettable and fabulous bachelorette party tailored to the bride's style. To that end, Naylor's second guide features a collection of smart, stylish, and sophisticated party themes and details, from spa-themed bachelorette parties at which the bride and her friends receive mani-pedis and sip champagne to big-city shopping sprees to five-star dinners to evenings replete with dancing. She covers the traditional bar-hopping bachelorette party complete with male dancers too, and each party theme features smart planning tips, menu items and recipes, drink recipes, invitation design tips, creative theme accents, and more.
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Author: Sharon Naylor is the author of over 35 wedding-planning books, including The Ultimate Bridal Shower Idea Book. She is the bridesmaid specialist for BridalGuide.com, a wedding Q&A expert for iVillage Weddings and Wedzilla.com, a contributor to Southern Bride, host of "Here Come the Moms" on Wedding Podcast Network, a contributor to the top bridal magazines and blogs, and a featured guest on such shows as Good Morning America, ABC News, and many more.