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An East Coast Wedding Planner

A Workbook and Informative Guide for Couples Planning a Wedding on the East Coast

Katelyn Bellefontaine Lisa MacPherson Rebecca Dimock

240 pages
Nimbus Publishing

An East Coast Wedding Planner was designed with the East Coast couple in mind. Steeped in tradition—such as the thought that every celebration should be planned while keeping the ocean at heart and that there's nothing better than a good down-home kitchen party that rocks into the wee-hours of the morning—while infusing true Maritime hospitality meaningfully. An accessible and beautiful keepsake book that brings the knowledge of a passionate East Coast wedding planner, Katelyn Bellefontaine of Elegant Productions, with practical experience planning weddings of every shape and size in Atlantic Canada for nearly a decade.

Whether newly engaged and local or planning a destination wedding on the East Coast, An East Coast Wedding Planner is there for readers every step of the way, from month-by-month wedding checklists to curated questions to ask all vendors, to how to prioritize and budget for your perfect day. Includes full-colour photos of diverse East Coast weddings as well as original calligraphy from Scribble and Script.

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SECTION I: So You're Engaged, Now What?
- The story of us
- Celebrating your engagement & sharing etiquette
- Setting a budget
- Determining time of year
- Setting your priorities
- Drafting your preliminary guest list
- Considering vendors
- Creating a wedding gift registry

SECTION II: Money Matters
- Saving
- Money talks
- Determining contributions
- Budget breakdown
- Splurge vs. save

SECTION III: Logistical Considerations
- Working with a wedding planner
- Finding the perfect venue
- Catering discussions & styles
- Photography
- Videography
- Entertainment
- Transportation
- Accommodations

SECTION IV: Fashion & The Look
- Shopping for your wedding dress
- Bridal beauty
- Bridesmaid style
- Groom's style
- Groomsmen's attire

SECTION V: Designing Your Dream Day
- Sourcing Inspiration
- Floral considerations
- Rentals requirements
- Wedding cake & confections
- Stationery
- Wedding favours
- Lighting

SECTION VI: The Wedding Ceremony
- Location
- Making it official
- Sample civil ceremony
- Ceremony rehearsal
- Personalized vows: tips & tricks

SECTION VII: The Wedding Reception
- Reception flow & style
- Your master of ceremonies
- Toasting tips
- Floor planning

SECTION VIII: Building Your Wedding-Day Timeline
- Sample wedding day timeline
- Pre-wedding events
- Planning the rehearsal dinner

SECTION IX: Planning for Your Marriage
- Keep in mind: engagement
- Keep in mind: wedding day
- Giving thanks
- Honeymoon planning
- Hopes, dreams, and planning for your future together