Wedding Planning and Management
Consultancy for Diverse Clients, 2nd Edition
To Be Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge – 384 pages
Wedding Planning and Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients, 2nd Edition provides students, consultants, vendors, scholars and engaged couples with a comprehensive introduction to the business of weddings. Looking through an event management lens, this is the only book to thoroughly explore the fundamentals of weddings, including historical and cultural foundations, practice, and the business of wedding planning in one volume. An emphasis on diversity, traditions from cultures around the globe are integrated throughout with over 80 international case studies that inspire and set standards for best practice.
Since the first edition, there have been many changes in the business of weddings and this second edition has been updated in the following ways:
The book is illustrated in full color and contains over 150 images by top wedding photojournalist Rodney Bailey end-of-chapter checklists, practical scenarios and review questions to test readers' knowledge as they progress. Maggie Daniels and Carrie Loveless bring a combination of over 40 years of industry practice and teaching experience, and have written a book that is the ideal guide to successful wedding planning and management.
Section 1 : Foundations 1. Role and Scope of Wedding Consultancy 2. Weddings and Culture 3. Consumerism and the Mediated Construction of Weddings 4. The Changing Family, Politics and Law 5. Tourism and Destination Weddings Section 2 : Practice 6. Determining the Vision 7. Wedding Budgets 8. Wedding Timelines 9. Food, Beverage and the Wedding Cake 10. Wedding Attire and the Bridal Party 11. The Ceremony 12. Floral Décor 13. Stationery Elements and Etiquette 14. Photography and Videography 15. Music and Entertainment 16. Rentals and Site Layout 17. Transportation 18. Favors and Gifts 19. Wedding Day Details Section 3: Building Your Business 20. Business Plan and Office Management 21.Developing a Marketing Strategy 22. Client Relations 23. Vendor Relations 24. Stress Management and Career Enrichment
Dr. Maggie Daniels is an Associate Professor at George Mason University. Maggie has conducted extensive research and fieldwork in the areas of event management, wedding planning, tourism policy and destination promotion as pertaining to local economic development. She partners with agencies in the Washington DC metropolitan area to assist them with event and tourism implementation and evaluation. Dr. Daniels is a prolific researcher and has a combination of over fifty published papers, book chapters, professional presentations and technical reports to her credit.
Carrie Loveless is a creative event planner with many years of experience to draw on. She has staged events domestically and internationally and can gracefully manage parties of twenty to five thousand. Ms. Loveless has planned social events for every occasion from weddings to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and everything in between. Casual to formal, intimate to enormous, Carrie has the experience to make your event special.