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If you are planning an upcoming wedding, we have everything you need for perfecting a toast, finding perfect music and planning a budget. Check out our wedding books today!

Selections from the Adult Services Collection:

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The everything weddings on a budget book : create the wedding of your dreams and have money left for the honeymoon / Barbara Cameron
Provides tips and advice on how to plan a wedding reception without overspending, offers suggestions for negotiating with vendors and how to maximize your dollar value, also supplies worksheets for tracking expenses. 

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Jumping the broom : the African-American wedding planner / Harriette Cole

A revised, comprehensive, colorfully illustrated guide written by the former fashion editor of Essence magazine covers all aspects of planning a wedding, showing how to incorporate African-American traditions into the celebration and featuring historical anecdotes, information on cultural traditions, and an up-to-date resource guide.

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Be the man : the man registry guide for grooms / Chris Easter
Written by the co-founder of The Man Registry(r), a highly popular site visited by millions of grooms and grooms-to-be each year. Be the Man is an irreverent, yet highly-informative guide that will help grooms get through all of the big decisions and obstacles that they’ll be faced with leading up to, during, and after the Big Day. In addition to tons of practical advice, peppered throughout the book will be numerous lighthearted stories helping readers learn from the insight and missteps of the grooms who came before them.

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Beautiful wedding flowers : more than 300 corsages, bouquets, and centerpieces / Diane Wagner
Coral spray roses, pink lisianthus, white bellflowers, and yellow freesia: stunning flower arrangements are the key to a memorable wedding. Keeping seasonal varieties and color palettes in mind, Victoria presents the ultimate guide to selecting flowers to adorn the entire wedding party and accent the reception. From delicate bouquets of lilies of the valley to centerpieces of cascading roses, these 350 designs are equal parts drama and romance. And with advice on balancing aromas, hand-tying bouquets, and even building a floral canopy, it’s a must-have for every happy couple.

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Wedding toasts & speeches : finding the perfect words / Jo Packham

It isn’t easy to find the right words when toasting the bride and groom, but this collection can help even the most tongue-tied rise to the memorable occasion. There’s wisdom, humor, and comfort in these proverbs and sayings, which come from both the famous (Kahlil Gibran, Mark Twain, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Gloria Steinem) and the not-so-famous, and cover a wide range of subjects. Different chapters offer suggestions focusing on best wishes, dreams, love, passion, and the past, present, and future. Some are short and pithy; others are full speeches, and they address such questions as “Can You Afford Marriage?” and “The Way to Happiness.” A final section on how to be a good speaker will help anyone enrapture the crowd.

The bride’s guide to wedding music
More than a songbook, this great guide is a complete resource for planning wedding music. It includes a thorough article on choosing music for a wedding ceremony, and 65 songs in many different styles to satisfy lots of different tastes. The songs are grouped by categories, including preludes, processionals, recessionals, traditional sacred songs, popular songs, country songs, contemporary Christian songs, Broadway numbers, and new age piano music. An essential tool for all couples!

Selections from the Youth Collection:

Heidi Heckelbeck is a flower girl / by Wanda Coven
Unlike her brother Henry who is excited to be the ring bearer in Aunt Sophie’s wedding, Heidi is not looking forward to walking down the aisle in a fancy flower girl dress, but when Henry loses the ring, Heidi must stir up a spell to create a new one before the big day.

The ring bearer / Floyd Cooper
Jackson’s mama is getting married, and he gets to be the ring bearer. But Jackson is worried . . . What if he trips? Or walks too slowly? Or drops the rings? And what about his new stepsister, Sophie? She’s supposed to be the flower girl, but Jackson’s not sure she’s taking her job as seriously as she should.
In a celebration of blended families, this heartwarming story, stunningly illustrated by the award-winning Floyd Cooper, is a perfect gift for any child who’s nervous to walk down the aisle at a wedding, and shows kids that they can handle life’s big changes.

Uncle Peter’s amazing Chinese wedding / Lenore Look
Jenny’s favorite uncle, Peter, is getting married, and everyone is happy happy — everyone, that is, except Jenny. While her family runs about getting ready for the traditional Chinese wedding — preparing for the tea ceremony, exchanging good-luck money called hungbau, helping the bride with her many dresses — Jenny is crying on the inside. How is she supposed to still be Uncle Peter’s number-one girl, with her new aunt Stella around? Maybe if she can stop the day’s events from happening, he won’t get married at all… 

Don’t sneeze at the wedding / Pamela Mayer
A young flower girl with a cold gets advice on how to avoid sneezing during her aunt’s wedding ceremony.

Fancy Nancy and the wedding of the century / written by Jane O’Connor
Fancy Nancy is thrilled to learn that her uncle is getting married. She is excited to go to her first ever wedding, and she is certain that she knows what to expect: it will be a lavish affair where ladies wear elbow-length gloves and dance well past midnight, and, most important, Nancy will get to be the flower girl, with a frilly, petaled gown of her own. But when Nancy wakes from her glamorous wedding dreams, she is dismayed to learn that her uncle is having a nontraditional wedding at a lakeside cabin at dawn—and she doesn’t even get to be a flower girl. Effervescent Nancy comes around, though, when she realizes that nontraditional weddings—especially ones with pancakes at the reception—can be just as great. Fans of Nancy will be happy to see the usual hallmarks—her determined fashion sense, riotous curls, and expansive vocabulary are all on display—and little girls coveting that treasured flower basket will learn that weddings are fun whether or not they get to process down the aisle.

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