Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition (January 21, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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I can't believe how informative this book is. It tells you EVERYTHING you need to know about planning your wedding. It has forms for you to fill out everything pertaining to the big day...jot down who is going to be in the bridal party, what food do you want to serve, etc. It tells you how to get a caterer, florist, photographer, etc, and tells you all the questions you need to ask them beforehand to make sure you're getting the best value for your money. It also explains how everything is done in Christian and Jewish ceremonies. There are so many things in here you would never even think of...how to set a budget once you are married, what forms of birth control to use, it explains all the different styles of gowns and veils, tells you what the mother of the groom and bride are supposed to do, who pays for what, and there is a calender for you and him for each month to tell you what needs to get done. If you thought of it, it's in here. They even give you suggestions of what song you could dance the first dance to, how to preserve your dress, and more. This is a REALLY great deal on a wedding planner.
After reading the other review I was expecting this to be a great planner. However, there were no pockets to put contracts in; the binding came loose after using it a few times; it was difficult to photocopy anything; and it was not very functional. There are better planners out there!
At $17 (new) it will probably be the most inexpensive purchase you will make for your wedding, but probably the most useful. "Brides Wedding Planner- The Perfect Guide To The Perfect Wedding" by the editors of Bride's magazine is just that, perfect. It's a must have for any bride-to-be. Being the first of my friends to get married, I had no idea where to start. When I discovered this book, it was as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. This book starts at the very beginning, your engagement, and guides you all the way through the wedding planning process. This book doesn't leave you stranded after the wedding either. "Brides Wedding Planner" even helps you write thank-you notes and furnish your new home. This book helps to answer any questions you may have and any questions you hadn't thought of yet. This planner tells you how to choose your church, photographer, DJ or Band, reception hall and when to book each of them. This book even includes sample contracts to help you know what your getting yourself into. "Bride's Wedding Planner" even has worksheets to help you make sure you are planning the perfect wedding for you. Are you having an interfaith wedding? There's a guide on that. Want to write your own vows? There's a guide to that too. If you have any questions this book will answer them. It's the perfect accessory for any bride-to-be.
A friend gave me this book and though it gave me some helpful advice at first such as terms for picking out my dress and the basic structure of a wedding it was very rule oriented and boring. I hate the idea of someone making up rules for my event! I don't care what they think are "deadly sins" and the cookie cutter plans they came up with. I would recommend something else with a little humor, this book is dull and on the verge of being outdated.
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