I Do

I Do

A Wedding Planner’S View

Lynda Barness


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MUST-HAVE WEDDING WISDOM FOR CREATING YOUR PERFECT DAY, YOUR WAY. What should you do? And where and when? And how? The world of weddings can feel overwhelming, so where do you find a guide? As wedding planner Lynda Barness knows, weddings have never come with more exciting choices and possibilities than they do todayand they have also never been more fun! In this lively collection of posts from her popular blog, Barness shares her expertise on everything from destination weddings to managing guests lists, to tricky wedding-day logistics (rain, traffic, the Pope!), to creative ceremonies and even planning a wedding in a week. With innovative solutions to modern etiquette dilemmas and an eye for whats elegant and au courant, Barness provides a wealth of fresh, savvy advice to help you craft a truly unique and special wedding that will be remembered by all for years to come.


Lynda Barness:
Lynda Barness launched I DO Wedding Consulting in 2004 as her encore career after a successful and award-winning career as a real estate developer and homebuilder. She completed the certificate program in Wedding Planning and Consulting at Temple University, where she is now an instructor, and has achieved the designation of Master Wedding Planner by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Lynda was recognized in 2010 as the International Society of Event Specialists Best Wedding Planner in the Greater Philadelphia region and was named an Industry Leader by Wedding Planner Magazine in 2016. Her weddings have appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot magazine, Philadelphia Weddings magazine, and many other publications. She has planned weddings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and also in London, England. Lyndas debut book, I DO: A Wedding Planner Tells Tales, was published in 2015. In addition, she is the editor of The Man I Knew Was Once a Boy: The Letters of Herbert Barness, 1938-1948 and The Man I Knew: Herbert Barness In the Press, 1957-1998.