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Simple Stunning Wedding Showers : Festive Ideas and Inspiration for Perfect Pre-Wedding Parties
by Karen Bussen and William Geddes

Overview - Of the many celebrations surrounding a contemporary wedding, the wedding shower is especially personal -- and especially meaningful. As its name implies, it's the occasion when friends and family gather to "shower" the bride -- or couple -- with love, laughter, tokens of affection, and heartfelt wishes for the future.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Of the many celebrations surrounding a contemporary wedding, the wedding shower is especially personal -- and especially meaningful. As its name implies, it's the occasion when friends and family gather to "shower" the bride -- or couple -- with love, laughter, tokens of affection, and heartfelt wishes for the future. It intensifies the excitement about the big day to come. And because it's more intimate and less formal than other wedding-related events, the shower uniquely carries the signature of the friend who hosts it. Bringing together all the elements that make for a successful wedding shower -- one that's memorable for everyone involved -- is no small task, however. Selecting the right theme (elegant tea, homey brunch, swanky cocktail fjte?) and then deciding on the guest list, designing the invitations, creating the menu, and picking out the decorations all require imagination and careful planning.
In "Simple Stunning Wedding Showers," author Karen Bussen draws on her long experience as a wedding and party planner to guide the shower-giver through each step, from budgeting and etiquette, to choosing refreshments that enhance the ambience, to devising activities that break the ice and heighten the fun. Throughout, William Geddes's remarkable photographs bring Bussen's simple stunning ideas to vivid life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781584795407
  • ISBN-10: 1584795409
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
  • Publish Date: January 2007
  • Page Count: 111
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-22


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Keep it Simple

The Simple Stunning series of wedding books from Stewart, Tabori, & Chang focuses on simplifying the wedding planning process without taking the beauty out of a bride's big day. Simple Stunning Wedding Showers: Festive Ideas and Inspiration for Perfect Pre-Wedding Parties and Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers: Practical Ideas and Inspiration for Your Bouquet, Ceremony, and Centerpieces, both by party planner Karen Bussen, offer practical advice in a concise form.

These quick-reading books provide tons of tips on their respective subjects. Simple Stunning Wedding Showers offers 20 themes for wedding showers, form the classic tea party or 24-hour shower to more modern themes like a bubbly brunch and a night-at-the-movies-inspired bash to outfit the entertainment room. The book includes recipes for food and drinks and ideas for party games. The recipes, and even some of the themes, would be great for other parties, making this book more versatile than it seems on the surface.

In Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers, Bussen covers the basics of floral design, from ceremony décor to bouquets and boutonnieres, centerpieces to escort card tables. Her guidance will help those who don't know a geranium from a gerbera daisy decide what kind of flowers they want and find a florist who can help them realize their dream without blowing their budget. Little advice is offered to women who might want to try to design their own floral arrangements, but for brides who only need to know enough about flowers to communicate their desires to a florist, this book is a good guide and a great value.

 
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