Couples today spend months - sometimes even years - planning their weddings. Having focused so much on celebrating 'The Big Day,' newlyweds often struggle with the issues that then come up in a marriage, whether it's how to celebrate holidays, furnish a home, or handle financial decisions. Expert Sharon Naylor shows couples how to weather the 'post-wedding letdown' and mark the special moments in the first year of marriage with traditions that lay the foundation for a joyful life together. She also helps couples to navigate some of the inevitable challenges that arise as newlyweds intertwine their lives. Even couples who have been together - even lived together - for years find that after the wedding new tensions may crop up and previous areas of disagreement may suddenly loom larger. Naylor's advice shows readers that such problems aren't reasons to panic and helps couples work side by side to find solutions, whether the tension is over different bill-paying styles or how to handle pushy parents who want to be grandparents. Covering both celebrations and challenges, this book is uniquely situated to be a welcome aid for every couple starting out in life together.
Sharon Naylor is the author of over 30 wedding planning books. Publisher's Weekly recently named three of her books as among the hottest new wedding titles of the year. She is contributing editor for Southern Bride, and a regular contributor to top bridal magazines. Naylor has been a guest on leading TV programs and given radio interviews around the world. She is a member of the highly prestigious International Special Events Society, The Association of Bridal Consultants, and The American Society of Journalists and Authors, and she has won top honour awards from Writer's Digest magazine and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She lives in Madison, New Jersey.