Gay Wedding Confidential: Adventures and Advice from America's #1 Gay Wedding Planner shares compelling stories and practical advice from a professional gay wedding planner that will help gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender couples plan their dream wedding. Bernadette Coveney Smith, owner of the nation's first gay wedding planning firm and a same-sex wedding expert, sprinkles entertaining anecdotes through her guidebook as she leads couples through the complicated process of wedding planning. After examining the differences between gay and straight weddings, Smith provides step-by-step details and timelines that will teach gay couples essential how-tos for planning their wedding: · Develop a budget and stick to it. · Involve parents and family in the planning process. · Choose a wedding party and create a guest list. · Implement gay wedding traditions. · Decide on a location, menu, and wedding day attire. Gay Wedding Confidential shares a candid and sensible approach that provides the tools that will help gay couples create the wedding of a lifetime. "When it comes to LGBT weddings, Bernadette Coveney-Smith is the authority, having planned hundreds. She is authentic, real and understands the nuances of planning gay and lesbian weddings. This book is a must-read." --Katie Martin, Editor of Eco-Beautiful
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Bernadette Coveney Smith is founder and president of 14 Stories and the nation's leading same-sex wedding expert.
Bernadette envisioned six years ago starting a wedding planning company for engaged same-sex couples looking to navigate the traditional and heterosexist wedding industry. Since then, she has planned events for LGBT clients in all of Boston's top hotels and has a unique insider perspective on reaching this market. She and her team have produced over 200 gay and lesbian weddings since 2004, working with couples from 27 U.S. states.
Bernadette is the author of two blogs: "Weddings Redefined," a internationally read blog for engaged gay and lesbian couples; and "Gay Weddings are Good for Business," a blog which provides practical advice on gay weddings for those in the wedding industry. Bernadette is also the author of the book Gay Wedding Confidential: Adventures and Advice from America's #1 Gay Wedding Planner.
An experienced facilitator known for her candid, practical approach, Bernadette provides consulting on gay weddings for wedding industry vendors and her expertise has been sought after by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Boston Weddings Magazine, CNN, Travel and Leisure and countless blogs.
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Book Description iUniverse, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111450244033
Book Description iUniverse. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1450244033 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1561007