What I like best about the book is that it is entirely focussed on making a simple event that will mean something to all those involved. It's not about all the surface stuff that so many other event planning books focus on: decor, venue, fancy food. The book is about the meaning & the memories created by these events, not designer cupcakes or pricey gift cards. This resonates with me; when I was planning our wedding, I didn't want to just follow the formula that's out there with the church, the white dress & expensive reception. I wanted the place where we got married to be somewhere important to us, which wasn't a church or even a building. (We hiked up to the third peak of the Stawamus Chief in Squamish & had the ceremony there)
Even if you're not planning something big like a wedding, there will be something in your life that's worth acknowledging. Maybe it's a child finishing kindergarten, or the death of a much-loved pet, or your kids leaving home. Take a look at Celebrating Beginnings and Endings for some ideas on how to thoughtfully mark the occasion in a way that everyone will remember.
Celebrating Beginnings and Endings , by Paula Pugh sells for $19.95. It was published by Sound Wisdom Press, February 6, 2012. For more information visit www.mark-the-moment.com or check out Paula's blog for more stories of celebration of others.
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