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The Bride's Instruction Manual: How To Survive And Possibly Even Enjoy The Biggest Day Of Your Life (Owner's And Instruction Manual)

At Last! A No-Nonsense Guide to Bridal Essentials!   Feuding in-laws, rehearsal dinner meltdowns, controlling wedding planners— what’s a gal to do when her Big Day threatens to go down with more drama than a boatload of wedding crashers? Have no fear: The Bride’s Instruction Manual boils it all down to the basics, covering every topic you need to know to march down that aisle with confidence, from setting the date and choosing The Dress to creating your guest list.   Chock-full of cheat sheets to keep you on track and on budget, The Bride’s Instruction Manual is the perfect shower gift for every blushing bride-to-be—courtesy of veteran wedding journalist Carrie Denny.

Series: Owner's and Instruction Manual

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Quirk Books (October 1, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1594742650

ISBN-13: 978-1594742651

Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7 inches

Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #10,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Weddings #103 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Marriage & Adult Relationships #340 in Books > Self-Help > Relationships

I just recently got engaged and it seems as though everyone feels the need to give me all kinds of books to read, all of which are exactly the same! They skipped around so much! How is someone suppose to plan a wedding when the damn book skips around so much! Lol! Unlike all the others, I love this book because not only was it easy to read, it was very informative and it wasn't "heavy" like most wedding books! I found myself laughing out loud to some parts! I love all of the pictures! I def recommend this book to every bride!!

The only bridal "planning book" I used (a gift from a maid who knows me very well) - ideal for a bride that doesn't want her advice (provided) and her checklists (not) bundled into one place. It was indispensible for organizing my thoughts, grounding my budget, dealing with simple questions of etiquette, and forcing adherence to a timeline that was thoughtful and helped me avoid mistakes (e.g. checking the fire code for # of guests at venues I was looking at and cross-checking with the guest list before committing to a too-small spot, encouraging not to pick bridesmaids willy-nilly or too early and insisting they buy their own dresses, being blunt about cost-per-head, etc). The tone of the book is approachable, amusing and fun with all the pictures. I've gone back to it countless times during the process. It's a tiny purse-friendly size for making vendor rounds (has some very helpful "must-ask" lists), and is now my default gift to any newly-engaged lady.Major cons: as mentioned, may underwhelm Type-A personalities who want minute detail (I point you to the Mindy Rice), and is definately more for brides in the early stages for planning as it paints in broad strokes. But value for money is unbeatable with this one. Highly recommended!

This wedding book has a lot of helpful advice for every step of planning your big day. The illustrations are cute and the information is easy to follow. I had to reread a couple of chapters to help me plan because there's a lot of info but the info proved very useful. For me, the best chapters were about bridesmaids, invitations, and bouquet styles.

After reading the other reviews, I got this to help me plan my wedding (the humor was a huge sell for me - Keeping the wedding planning fun and low-stress is key!). The inserts and planning forms are so helpful and really help keep me organized, all the while being reassuring.The best part -- My fiance got a hold of the book one day and couldn't put it down!! He's read through more than I have, and really thought the advice was helpful. I ended up buying him the companion "Groom's Instruction Manual" too. :)It's succinct, informative, and witty...I'd recommend for any bride!

When I found out my friend was engaged I instantly threw together a care package. I included a bottle of wine, lots of yummy candy, a congratulations card and this book. She loved this book and she said it has helped her keep calm through all of her stressful wedding madness.

Not really useful if you have a parent helping you. It's a lot of common sense stuff and like most wedding materials out there is for male/ female weddings.Lame overall and it's hard to read the book wants to stay closed, and when you push it open the binding feels like it's going to snap in half.

Great book! Really helping to guide me along with my wedding planning. It has a lot of humor with it as well. Highly recommend this book to any newly engaged person. It has a lot of really good information and is worth the money.

I chose 2 stars because this wasn't an 'outstanding' wedding advice /planning manual as I had hoped it would be. Its fairly simple and I suppose I was expecting something different from other wedding planning manuals.

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