The journal of six months planning a traditional wedding with a modern DIY twist. It covers everything from flowers and invitations to venues and outfits. It also deals with tricky issues such as spiralling costs, coping with difficult guests and family crises, finding time to co-ordinate the whole project, and the inevitable strains on the relationship. It is full of practical tips, advice and information panels, especially on what prices to expect and how to keep them to a minimum. The author's first hand account tells how she managed to organise a lavish wedding for less than half the average cost. This revised and updated edition contains new material including a section on ethical weddings.