Wedding Planning for Spoonies: Tips and Inspiration for Chronically Ill and Disabled Couples

Wedding Planning for Spoonies: Tips and Inspiration for Chronically Ill and Disabled Couples

by Meara Bartlett


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Engaged with a mobility aid? An excited chronic pain sufferer on the road to wedded bliss?

Wedding Planning for Spoonies helps disabled couples have their dream wedding day exactly as they want, tailored to their needs. It's a comprehensive wedding planner written from the perspective of a disabled bride who has been there, along with other disabled couples' information to achieve the enchanting, once in a lifetime day you desire.


  • Research from disabled couples' perspectives for vendors to better cater to their clientele
  • A peer who understands family politics in the context of disability and weddings
  • Templates, schedules, budgeting tools, and timelines centered around your needs

Everything you need to know -finding the right venue for a wheelchair user, the right dress for someone with chronic pain, approaching your vendors to get what you want in the spectacular wedding you want -Wedding Planning for Spoonies has the answer.

Designed with your needs in budgeting and scheduling, Wedding Planning for Spoonies understands your wedding may require a different arsenal than another wedding. This book includes an interview with a group of disabled couples asking them what they wish the industry did better for them, as well as plenty of inspiration for the DIY to-be-weds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736373606
Publisher: Meara Mullen
Publication date: 02/14/2021
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Meara Bartlett writes for Offbeat Bride, The Mighty, Uncomfortable Revolution, and Rock n' Roll Bride. There she interacts with fellow disabled brides. She is also a member of the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network, where she found the women who helped form the original Spoonie Bride Project. Meara attends Texas State University studying for her Masters of Technical Writing.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction Letter
  2. What is a Spoonie?
  3. Meet Our Spoonies
  4. The Engagement
  5. Define Your Vision
  6. Planning Timeline
  7. To DIY or Not to DIY?
  8. The Beginning
  9. Wedding Planning 101
  10. My Planning Story
  11. The Budget
  12. The Guest List
  13. The Vendors
  14. Contracts
  15. The Venue
  16. Photography & Videography
  17. Flowers
  18. Invitations
  19. Choosing the Wedding Party
  20. Hotel Blocks
  21. Wedding Planners & Others
  22. Wedding Clothes
  23. Flower Girls, Ring Bearer, and Pets
  24. Refreshments

i. Caterer & Baker

ii. Drinks

  1. Music
  2. Cosmetologists
  3. Transportation
  4. Rentals
  5. The Extras
  6. Décor
  7. Favors & Gifts
  8. Premarital Counseling
  9. Accommodations for Yourself and Your Guests
  10. The Wedding Day
  11. Day-Of Timeline
  12. Order of Ceremony
  13. Planning with Your Disabled Partner
  14. Thank You for Reading

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