Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Potter Style; Box edition (December 16, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.8 x 6.5 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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I first spotted this adorable collection in Barnes & Noble, and I loved the idea of a miniature wedding encyclopedia. The Knot blog is one of my favorite wedding websites, so if the books were equally charming, I knew I’d love them. When I had the chance to review this set, I couldn’t resist.the knot frostThere are four little books in the collection: Cakes; Bouquets & Centerpieces; Details; and Vows & Toasts. The printing quality alone is fantastic, with hardcovers, glossy pages and a tidy little box to contain the volumes. Each book is sectioned off in a way that makes reference easy. There are also a lot of lists in each, which pleases me immensely. The books are brimming with vivid images, giving the collection the feel of a magazine. It’s been said a picture is worth a thousand words, and so there’s a great deal of inspiration from the photos alone. It’s easy to flip through and see what appeals at first glance. The books are light reading, and would be fun for a bride to browse through with her mom or girlfriends.As I read over these bitty books, I was fascinated by all the details. There are a great many ideas presented for each topic. More eclectic brides may have to employ their creativity, as these books tend to focus on a rather traditional, lavish style. The ideas here aren’t all budget friendly, but with some adaptation, they could be used as DIY inspiration or mimicked for less. Even if the specific examples are not used, they’re excellent for sparking more inspiration. Each design idea comes with an array of photos, so the details aren’t left to unclear imagination. The options presented are also various enough that most brides will find something to suit them- including a chocolate section in the Cakes book.
The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas: Cakes; Bouquets & Centerpieces; Vows & Toasts; and DetailsReviewed By Amie P.As a bride, I would definitely recommend these to someone planning a wedding. The tips in these are pretty helpful, the pictures are so great, and the best things about these books are their size; they’re small enough to put in your purse.Cakes - The cakes pictured in this book were beautiful, colorful, and some just plain cute.But, this was my least favorite of the set because they really only showed you ideas for fondant cakes, and I personally think fondant is gross. So, I would’ve liked to see more cakes made with icing. But that’s just my personal opinion, and I’m sure someone getting a fondant cake would love this. The tips however were helpful for figuring out how soon you needed to reserve a baker and informing you to “Show, don’t tell” (taking pictures, swatches, and other things you want to incorporate into your cake). 3/5Bouquets & Centerpieces - I like that it gives you descriptions of the different kinds of lingo associate with bouquets and centerpieces (i.e. I had no idea what dais meant, it’s a centerpiece at the head of the table that drapes to the front of the table). I really like that it gives you tips on how to save some money on your flowers. I do, however, wish they would’ve given more ideas for more intimate receptions. The centerpieces were much to extravagant for someone have a small wedding. It would’ve also been nice to see centerpieces that didn’t include flowers or maybe just less flowers. 3/5Details - This one is about stationery, décor, and favors. This one would be my second favorite out of the set. I really liked the tips for the wedding favors, I found that very helpful.
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