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Posted February 11, 2007
a wedding book that is like a best friend
I just got this book, and I just love it. I live in very lame and about as non off-beat as you can get Springfield Illinois, Not a lot here to give me ideas for an alternative to a cookie-cutter wedding. I am young (just shy of 19) and overwhelmed even at these very beginning stages of planning, especially since what I want is anything but typical. I frequently browse the wedding section at Barnes and Noble and I picked the book up on a whim (hey nothing else has worked yet, and the title seems to fit). I was flipping through it , and wasn't done with it when it was time to go, so I bought it, just to check it out a bit more (because well if it didn't work out I could return it because there is nothing more depressing than 15 unused wedding books on your shelf so if it isn't right don't keep it) anyway I got home and much to my surprise and amazement i had it halfway read before bed. It felt like having a best friend by my side who had already been through the trouble and pain and knew all the best tricks. I love the personal anecdotes and the very helpful advice on just everything. I am happy to say that not only will I be keeping this book, but I will be buying it for everyone I know who is planning an offbeat wedding, because this book rocks my socks. It brought wedding planning to a level of pure enjoyment for me.
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Posted August 25, 2011
Enjoyable, real, fun, easy read!
Love this book! I rarely read (even a magazine), but this book held my attention each day in a fabulous way! Great ideas, enthusiastic about each bride's own individuality, helpful hints, full of personality! I was constantly spouting excerpts to my friends, family and boyfriend. Or chuckling to myself while reading, and making notes. I will re-read this when I plan my own wedding, and recommend this to friends. I would have absolutely given this book a 5 Star rating, EXCEPT "Part 6- As the Dust Settles" lost steam. I don't know what happened, but the writing became less lively or enthused and seemed to be, I don't know, missing something that the other 5 Parts had made me so adoring. Though, with an excited smile, I would still gladly put this book in a friend's hand!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 16, 2009
By far my favorite wedding book, and I bought quite a few! Excellent for those of us who are enthusiastic about having a wedding, but uneasy about the bridal-industrial complex and its traditional pastels, inflated prices, and antiquated ideas. Plus, I love a book that's sprinkled with unexpected irreverence, profanity, and witticism.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 13, 2010
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