Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Engaged Groom: You're Getting Married. Read this Book. Paperback – December 27, 2005
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Doug Gordon is the creator of the popular blog PlanetGordon.com. He is also a television producer and writer whose work includes "Modern Marvels" for The History Channel and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" for ABC. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Leora Kaye.
More About the Author
As an unofficial spokesperson for grooms everywhere, I have been interviewed and featured on "The Today Show" on NBC, and on radio stations across the country. I have been quoted in Modern Bride, USA Today, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice, the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and more.
I am also a television producer and writer and have worked on shows such as "Modern Marvels" for The History Channel, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" for ABC, as well as programs for Vh1 and Court TV.
I grew up in Andover, Massuchusetts, graduated from Tufts University, and now live in Brooklyn, New York with my wife, Leora Kaye. She's a rabbi and I'm an agnostic. Go figure.
Top Customer Reviews
My favorite part was the bit about the worst songs to play at your wedding! I had heard two of them at a wedding I went to just a week before.
Based on my groom's initial reaction and my impression, I highly recommend this book, since too many others are either too silly or too serious. This seems to strike just the right tone.
To keep it interesting Gordon puts in a lot of funny stuff, like lists of songs that are inappropriate to play at a wedding and an answer to the question of whether or not throwing rice at a wedding is harmul to birds. (It's not, but his explanation is really amusing and well written.)
I got this as a gift and thought it was really helpful, one source for all of my questions. Four months to go before my wedding and there's still a lot I learned.
i hope that he reads it with an open mind. .. . . . right now he is thinking about having his manly man play and drinkfest with his friends the night prior to the wedding, and now he can read it in a book (instead of just me) of why that isn't a good idea. (wanna know what it says to do the night before? SLEEP.)
anyway, i think it will give perspective and let him think about a few things that otherwise could not be imagined. so many details and decisions!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fiancée said it was a good read and full of good info. He will be gifting it to any future friends getting married.Published 13 months ago by Christine
Arrived and it looked like the book had been sitting on the shelf for years. It was in decent condition, I mean, all my fiance was going to do was read so atleast it was... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Samara Tumonong
My fiancé likes how easy it is to read. It doesn't make him feel stupid like other books would. It is very well writtenPublished on January 7, 2014 by Allison Klingel
I bought this for my fiance. He could not have rolled his eyes harder when I gave it to him and avoided reading it as long as possible. Read morePublished on August 25, 2013 by Jessica L Voris
Cute idea for grooms. This book is funny and sarcastic at times with little helpful hints for grooms, neat gift for groom to be.Published on February 8, 2013 by Mills W
This was a great read for me during the 1.5 years between our engagement and wedding day. I marked it up and made sure to come back for reference as we reached important dates... Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by BBuotS
My fiance enjoyed skimming through this book. He didn't read the entire thing but the parts he read he really did like. Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by crm26
Bought this book for my son in-law to be. He thinks it will be very useful in the planning of the wedding.Published on February 18, 2011 by S. Smet
My husband read this prior to our big ceremony, and believe me, he doesn't read many books so I was happy he got through this one. Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Jessila