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Testimonials

 

Take Back Your Wedding is the most sensible, compassionate and helpful guide for engaged couples available. I am giving a copy to all the couples I see for premarital counseling.

-- Jean Fitzpatrick, L.P., New York City individual and couples therapist

 

 

 

"I just wanted to tell you that I consider your book a 'must read' for anyone planning a wedding. It is loaded with invaluable advice and I recommend it to all of my brides and grooms."  Maria Brady Professional Bridal Consultant www.choreographedevents.com

 

"Take Back Your Wedding has all the elements of an excellent inspirational tool. It will prove invaluable to me in guiding brides toward the path of wedding bliss. What a needed resource in an industry (tragically) more focused on beautiful centerpieces than effective communication. Thank you!"

 

Samantha J. Allen Lead Wedding Consultant www.visavisweddings.com

 

"I loved your book! There are so many brides who get overwhelmed with the planning & dealing with family issues. Many times, brides are embarrassed to ask some questions. It has been a welcomed comfort to the brides who I have given it to. We look forward to new publications from you."

Kelly L. Moore
President
Ambiance Event & Floral Design

 

Take Back Your Wedding

 

 

Weddings can be very stressful and bring out the best and worst in all of us. We are left balancing complex issues of:

 

friends, dreams, teamwork, money, loyalties, jealousies, new in-law relations

 

and endless practical decisions—all played out in front of your whole community of family and friends!

 

No one get through this without times of frustration, confusion, and sometimes anger. This book is an essential guide to handing the stress, avoiding the common pitfalls, having a great wedding, and launching a successful marriage.

 

Take  Back Your Wedding

 

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"Anyone involved in planning a wedding can benefit from this book.  It addresses true-to-life issues that everyone deals with in one way or another during the planning process.  It's about time someone talked about those issues, and gave practical solutions for dealing with them.  I know I will refer to this book often when working with my brides and grooms!"


Kristen Samz, Consultant
A Current Affair Weddings and Events
www.acurrentaffairevents.com
Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Take Back Your Wedding (read here)

 

Section One:  Getting Started
Chapter 2:  Guess What? You’re Are Marrying Your In-Laws!

Chapter 3: Dreams and Realities: Getting Everyone’s Expectations on the Table

Chapter 4:  Dealing with Your Differences as a Couple


Section Two:  Helpful People, Challenging People

Chapter 5:  Handling Differences with Your Families
Chapter 6:  Dealing with Friends and Community



Section Three:  Troubleshooting

Chapter 7:  Dealing with Impossible People

Chapter 8:  When Bad Things Happen Before the Wedding


Section Four:  It All Comes Together

Chapter 9: Let’s All Gather for a Wedding

 

 

More Testimonials

 

"I thoroughly enjoyed Take Back Your Wedding.  As a bridal consultant who has been in business for 14 years, I have seen several couples in the past who would have benefited from your wonderful advice.  Now we have a wonderful tool for anyone who's getting married, and help them avoid these types of problems.  I will definitely recommend it to clients and other wedding vendors."


Jean Neuhart
Weddings From The Heart
Professional Bridal Consultant
Dayton, Ohio

 

"Anyone involved in planning a wedding can benefit from this book.  It addresses true-to-life issues that everyone deals with in one way or another during the planning process.  It's about time someone talked about those issues, and gave practical solutions for dealing with them.  I know I will refer to this book often when working with my brides and grooms!"


Kristen Samz, Consultant
A Current Affair Weddings and Events
www.acurrentaffairevents.com
Denver, Colorado

"I wish I had read this before my own wedding.  I already have 3 brides in mind that this would be good for and will give them your brochure.  What an honest, common sense look at the people-side of planning a wedding, stated so clearly.  Some of your example dialogues had me laughing out loud because they were so true!

Thank you again for this great tool."



Sincerely,

Amanda Niemotka
Amanda Events
Owner/ Professional Wedding Coordinator

 

 

A must-read for every engaged couple! Elizabeth and Dr. Doherty deliver compassionate and applicable advice for overcoming family-induced obstacles during an engagement. If you're planning a wedding, or planning to play a part in one this book is for you!"


Julie Morgan

Professional Bridal Consultant

As You Wish

www.AsYouWish-VA.com

 

Free Reads

Chapters one, Take Back Your Wedding

 

 

 

 

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Use the Contact Us form to order through us. We will send you an electronic invoice and can add brochures to the shipment (shipping costs vary.)

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Doherty Thomas, is a co-founder of The First Dance, along with Marriage and Family therapist father Bill Doherty. The First Dance is a 2007 Modern Bride Trendsetter award winner for taking on the complex family dynamics of wedding planning. See what engaged couples and wedding professionals are saying about our book Take Back Your wedding. Our entire website is dedicated to offering advice on working through the people stresses of wedding planning as a couple, with your families, and how to strengthen your upcoming marriage through this enormous first task of married life.