The Gay Couple s Guide to Wedding Planning

The Gay Couple s Guide to Wedding Planning Author David Toussaint
ISBN-10 1416208496
Year 2012
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sellers Pub Incorporated
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The go-to guide for a kick-ass wedding! Before you say, I do, you've got a lot to do! This book reveals everything you need to know about planning the perfect wedding, from telling the folks to budgeting to writing vows that express what's in your heart. The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning is the perfect book for male couples who want to understand how to take the stress out of every stage of putting together a memorable ceremony and reception. In his lively, witty style, Toussaint reveals how to deal with relatives who may not be accepting of your lifestyle, how to search for gay-friendly vendors, and what grooms need to know about grooming. There are also fitness tips to keep guys in great shape. Featuring more than 100 color photos, this user-friendly, 12-month guide walks you through all the essentials. There's practical advice on booking a site, hiring a band or DJ (or a drag queen), registering for flowers, and deciding just how gay you want your honeymoon to be. There are tips on other considerations: do you throw two bachelor parties or one?; who proposes to whom?; do you need two best men?; and is it still okay to throw the bouquet? Toussaint includes advice for every budget with money-saving cheap tricks that will help you celebrate without breaking the bank. Inspiring true stories of gay couples who found wedded bliss are included throughout. The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning is an indispensable resource for creating the ceremony of your dreams!

Getting Groomed

Getting Groomed Author Jason Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781452129624
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! This planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch—focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. This elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be.

Gay and Lesbian Weddings

Gay and Lesbian Weddings Author David Toussaint
ISBN-10 9780345475749
Year 2004
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
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From invitations to bridal gowns to tuxedos; scheduling to flowers; coming out to cross-dressing; honeymooning to homophobia; catering and rain delays; rituals and rabbis, this Guide covers everything the gay bride- and groom-to-be could possibly need to plan the picture-perfect dream wedding they've always wanted. Both male and female writer/researchers have been involved in this book so that it is balanced and accurate, sure to appeal to both male and female wedding planners.

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings Author Tess Ayers
ISBN-10 9781615191512
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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The original wedding planner for gay and lesbian couples—as fun and inspiring as ever in an updated third edition! Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “...why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Tess Ayers and Paul Brown explain how to get the planning out of the way so you can enjoy your special day! Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: • Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) • Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) • The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) • And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings is for you!

The New Art of Capturing Love

The New Art of Capturing Love Author Kathryn Hamm
ISBN-10 9780804185240
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Amphoto Books
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The first guide to posing and sensitively capturing same-sex couples on their big day, The New Art of Capturing Love equips semi-pro and professional wedding photographers to enter the exciting new LGBT wedding photography market. With nearly half of the states in the US (and 13 countries) currently recognizing same-sex partnerships, the market for LGBT weddings is poised for explosive growth, offering great opportunity for today's wedding photographers. But capturing portraits in this new market requires a new approach to posing, which until now has been nearly exclusively oriented toward pairing a larger man in black with a smaller woman in white. What works for Jack and Jill won't necessarily work for Jack and Michael, let alone Jill and Louise. The New Art of Capturing Loverewrites these traditional techniques, giving photographers the tools to create flattering, emotion-filled images for any couple in today's dynamic wedding market.

Equally Wed

Equally Wed Author Kirsten Ott Palladino
ISBN-10 1580056709
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Seal Press
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By and large, most wedding books in the market are still centered around one bride and one groom. And yet, the advent of full marriage equality in the United States has made a new, polished wedding planning book dedicated to guiding LGBTQ couples both timely and essential. Kirsten Ott Palladino will fill that need with this definitive book to inspire couples everywhere who are seeking a meaningful, personal ceremony and a momentous beginning to legally married life. Modern Traditions brings author Ott Palladino's expertise as the founder and editorial director of the world's leading online resource for LGBTQ wedding planning to the page. Ott Palladino walks readers through every step of the notoriously costly and arduous planning process with wisdom and accessibility. From how to incorporate hot trends among LGBTQ couples to advice on how to incorporate children into a ceremony to more serious hurdles like dealing with homophobia among family members, Modern Traditions has it all. The author importantly includes an accurate picture of wedding budgets for couples from all backgrounds, and shares her invaluable insider tips for making the most of each vendor; she also addresses fashion advice specific for LGBTQ readers, such as suiting up a transmasculine person or attending fittings as a butch lesbian or a pre-transition transgender woman. And best of all, she does it with the celebratory, joyful approach that all couples deserve. With a beautiful 2-color package, a total absence of heteronormative terms and assumptions, and a wealth of advice on every wedding-related topic imaginable, Modern Traditions is set to be the go-to LGBTQ wedding guide just as every couple is finally free to wed.

Finding True Love in a Man eat man World

Finding True Love in a Man eat man World Author Craig Nelson
ISBN-10 0440506891
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Dell Books
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Nelson draws both on his interviews with other men and on his own experiences in the gay dating scene to present this revealing and often humorous guide. From breaking down psychological blocks to surviving a breakup, Nelson explores the key issues in gay male relationships and the baggage left over from adolescence.

The Substitute

The Substitute Author Denise Grover Swank
ISBN-10 9781939996237
Year 2015-01-21
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher DGS
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Book one in the new humorous contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank. Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane--a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother. Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after? The Wedding Pact and the Bachelor Brotherhood series: The Wedding Pact #1 The Substitute (Megan's story) #2 The Player (Blair's story) #3 The Gambler (Libby's story) #4 The Valentine (Blair short story) Bachelor Brotherhood #1 Only You (Kevin's story) #2 Until You (Tyler's story) #3 Always You (Matt's story)

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781408808665
Year 2009-11-16
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Eat Pray Love, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. Newly divorced journalist Elizabeth Gilbert is struggling to carve out an authentic identity in New York. Desperate to reinvigorate her life and connect with the world around her, she embarks on a modern-day pilgrimage. With warmth and humour, Gilbert chronicles a journey from Italy to India and, finally, to Bali. Each country serves as a vivid backdrop for self-exploration as she comes to terms with the choices that have hitherto defined her life, and begins to rediscover herself.

Equally Wed

Equally Wed Author Kirsten Palladino
ISBN-10 9781580056717
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Seal Press
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By and large, most wedding books in the market are still centered around one bride and one groom. And yet, the advent of full marriage equality in the United States has made a new, polished wedding planning book dedicated to guiding LGBTQ couples both timely and essential. Kirsten Palladino will fill that need with this definitive book to inspire couples everywhere who are seeking a meaningful, personal ceremony and a momentous beginning to legally married life. Equally Wed brings author Palladino's expertise as the founder and editorial director of the world's leading online resource for LGBTQ wedding planning to the page. Palladino walks readers through every step of the notoriously costly and arduous planning process with wisdom and accessibility. From how to incorporate hot trends among LGBTQ couples to advice on how to incorporate children into a ceremony to more serious hurdles like dealing with homophobia among family members, Equally Wed has it all. The author importantly includes an accurate picture of wedding budgets for couples from all backgrounds, and shares her invaluable insider tips for making the most of each vendor; she also addresses fashion advice specific for LGBTQ readers, such as suiting up as a nonbinary nearlywed or attending fittings as a butch lesbian or a transgender woman. And best of all, she does it with the celebratory, joyful approach that all couples deserve. With a beautiful 2-color package, a total absence of heteronormative terms and assumptions, and a wealth of advice on every wedding-related topic imaginable, Equally Wed is set to be the go-to LGBTQ wedding guide just as every couple is finally free to wed.

Black Like Us

Black Like Us Author Devon W. Carbado
ISBN-10 9781573447140
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 555
Language en
Publisher Cleis Press
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Chronicles one hundred years of African-American homosexual literature, from the turn-of-the-century writings of Alice Dunbar Nelson, to the Harlem Renaissance of Langston Hughes, to the emerging sexual liberation movements of the later postwar era as reflected by James Baldwin. Original.

Being the Best Man For Dummies UK

Being the Best Man For Dummies   UK Author Dominic Bliss
ISBN-10 9781118650400
Year 2013-03-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further. Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes: Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information. An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up. A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more. Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid. Guidance on how to dress to impress. All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.

Offbeat Bride

Offbeat Bride Author Ariel Meadow Stallings
ISBN-10 9781580053150
Year 2010
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Seal Press
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Unenthused by a white wedding gown and bored by the hoopla of the Hollywood-style reception, Ariel Meadow Stallings found herself absolutely exhausted with the nuances of traditional nuptials . . . so she chose to take a walk off the beaten aisle. In this updated edition ofOffbeat Bride, Stallings humorously recounts the story of the original offbeat wedding--hers--and shares anecdotes and advice from dozens of other nontraditional couples. She also includes a chapter on budget weddings in today's weak economy, along with sidebars, tips, tricks, and planner encouragement to help you figure out your special day. What results is a combination of hilarious wedding stories and tons of helpful how-tos--a perfect mash-up of memoir and handbook. At once practical and enjoyable,Offbeat Bride validates choosing the funky, different, and offbeat over the traditional, and leads couples through the planning process--from unique ideas on how to announce their engagement all the way to answering the question, "So, how’s married life?” Stallings is the ultimate guide to the alternative wedding of your dreams, and withOffbeat Bride, she brings you a book that serves both as an encouragement and celebration of aisles less traveled.

Book of Us

Book of Us Author David Marshall
ISBN-10 078686477X
Year 1999-01-06
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Hyperion
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This attractively designed, user-friendly, and elegant volume invites readers to record the stories and moments of the romance of a lifetime through 100 simple, yet poignant, prompts.