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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (November 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558706925
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558706927
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,063,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Friedrichsen's guide helps couples create realistic budgets, intimate ceremonies and memorable receptions. [This book will] surely be in demand. Recommended. -- Library Journal

About the Author

Laurie Dewberry is a skilled party planner and interior decorator.

More About the Author

I am the author of INTIMATE WEDDINGS: Planning a Small Wedding that Fits Your Budget and Style. (North Light Books, 2004). I live in Windsor, Ontario with my husband and two young daughters.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting a small wedding.
Lred44
I purchased several wedding planning books; this one is hands down the best of the bunch!
AZ Kitty Mom
I got the most use out of this book...it gave me good ideas and great online resources.
Me

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine Neal on January 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
If you are holding off getting married due to financial concerns, hold off no longer. I found enough advice in this one book to take our own wedding plans off the "hold" button. Intimate, small and personal is in. Intimate Weddings is like having your own wedding planner, whose mission is to save you time and money while helping you find that personal edge to make your day as individual as you are. You CAN have a wedding without racking up new debt and without spending the better part of a year working toward that one special day. Read the book: along with cost and time-saving tips, you'll learn how to get the best deals, including destination weddings, indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and more. Thanks Christina for showing us how to go against the grain. Smaller is definitely better.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Ann Douglas on October 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
Intimate Weddings is beautifully designed, has been painstakingly researched, and is written with style and elegance. The book explains the rationale for having a small wedding, how to go about planning your wedding, setting a budget, creating an intimate ceremony, organizing a reception, planning indoor vs. outdoor receptions, choosing a theme, planning your honeymoon, second weddings, and preserving your wedding memories. Christina Friedrichsen challenges couples to question wedding traditions that may or may not work for them as they plan an intimate and memorable wedding: e.g. do you really want a receiving line? If you want to plan a simple but tasteful wedding, the resource directory at the back of this book will be invaluable to you in your research.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By BestWeddingSites.com on December 14, 2004
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Intimate Weddings is an absolute encyclopedia for anyone planning a more reasonable, less extravagant wedding day. Answers to questions you may have relating to a small wedding will most likely be answered in this well written book. Author Christina Friedrichsen establishes excellent ideas to balance her views of what constitutes an "intimate wedding". Reality reading at its best for brides and grooms wanting a unique day suited for themselves and their budget. Actual couples weddings, including the authors, are outlined for readers to view and compare.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By travel lover on October 19, 2005
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I especially liked reading about the experiences of others' "real-life" weddings - getting ideas from what they did, seeing the breakdown of their budget - it really helped set realistic goals for my own budget. Well worth the time and money to read this book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on December 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
I came across the book AFTER I got married unfortunately. While we had a small and "intimate" wedding it wasn't a particularly inspired one. The ideas, suggestions and examples Christina presents in "Intimate Weddings" will put a bounce in your pre-wedding step and get you motivated to have an amazing (and intimate) wedding. You'll have an event that people will truly remember and that you will cherish, not just because it was the day you joined with the love of your life but because it was a truely unique and wonderful event for everyone present.

I Highly recommend this book!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Boles on January 13, 2005
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Intimate Weddings, planning a small wedding that fits your budget and style, is a must read for anyone planning a wedding, or anyone who knows someone who is planning a wedding. Filled with great ideas and inspirational stories from couples who made their special day truly memorable, Christina's entertaining and lively writing style keeps the reader reading from beginning to end.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By avid reader on November 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
What a great book! It is full of lots of different ideas on how to make a smaller (or any sized) wedding special.

I liked the variety of styles of weddings from fancy to simple, indoor or out, modern or traditional. The actual couples who shared their stories added a nice personal touch, along with the author's own wedding details. I would never have thought of all of the different details a couple could consider to personalize their wedding day. The suggestions are timeless and could be incorporated into any variety of weddings.

The book is written in a warm, friendly tone, sure to calm nervous couples-to-be.The lists of wedding related web sites is very useful.

What a treasure.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Charles Fisher on August 8, 2007
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Friedrichsen's book is good to jump start ideas about having an interesting, frugal wedding. The best parts of her book are the profiles done of various couples, how they managed their small wedding, and how they broke down the budget. Especially well done are ideas that the couples used to save money.

The book may not be good for in depth wedding planning, but perhaps no book is good for that. We have turned to Wedding Planning for Dummies, among others, to help us with the details of ceremonies, contracts, etc.

If you're interested in a good introduction to frugal weddings, this is a good place to start.
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