We're thrilled to announce that our brand new wedding book, Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspirations ($60, Clarkson Potter), has arrived and with it, more than 250 pages of planning advice, fresh ideas, and need-to-know info on working with vendors, finding inspiration, and keeping your guests happy and comfortable. The 12 chapters cover the planning process chronologically, from announcing your engagement (woo-hoo!) and finding a venue to picking a palette, designing your big-day look, and deciding on stationery and flowers. You'll also get ideas for putting together a personal—and meaningful—ceremony, a fun and fabulous reception, and a delectable dinner menu and desserts. Consider it your ultimate guide to planning a wedding!
Know someone else who's engaged? It makes an awesome wedding gift! In the meantime, take a look at what you'll find inside its pages:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
First things first: Share your news, set a budget, and draft a guest list.
DREAM UP YOUR THEME
Select a place that speaks to you, then start personalizing your party.
JUST ADD COLOR
Five strategies for picking a palette and fun ways to carry it through your day.
STYLE YOUR LOOK
How to find the gown of your dreams, look gorgeous, and dress your attendants.
SELECT YOUR STATIONERY
Everything you need to know about invites and extras from escort cards to thank-you notes.
FIND YOUR FLOWERS
Blooms for all seasons, styles, and budgets, plus hiring the right florist for you.
START TO CELEBRATE
WELCOME YOUR GUESTS
Help invitees plan, and get them to the right places—and in the best moods—all weekend.
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MASTER YOUR CEREMONY
Vows, music, rituals: all that adds meaning to this momentous occasion.
DESIGN YOUR RECEPTION
Give guests the time of their lives with great food, amazing music, and a well-planned event.
CREATE YOUR CAKE
Filling, frosting, and finery to serve a sweet sensation, and dazzling dessert-bar ideas.
PLAN YOUR SEND-OFF
Festive farewell moments: Toss confetti, give fab favors, and make a grand getaway.