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The High-Street Bride's Guide: How To Plan Your Perfect Wedding On A Budget

Samantha Birch has written for GLAMOUR, Brides, You & Your Wedding and Cosmopolitan Bride. She knows a thing or two about planning a wedding on a budget, how much you can expect to pay for everything and where to go to get it for less. And she's put it all down here.You can say your vows in a catwalk gown so beautiful it reduces your mum to tears (and not because she paid for it).You can style a reception so stunning your guests won’t believe you didn’t hire an A-list planner.And you can sprinkle the day with personal touches that make everyone feel like you gave them special attention before they even got there. Without spending a house deposit on it. Honest.“This book has truly changed my wedding, full of simple and affordable ideas to spice up any wedding on any budget – the writer clearly knows what they are talking about.”

File Size: 2140 KB

Print Length: 199 pages

Publisher: HarperImpulse (April 24, 2014)

Publication Date: April 24, 2014

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #1,260,908 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #74 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Weddings > Budget #79 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Weddings > Etiquette #324 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Weddings

I picked up this book because it was published by my own publisher. Honestly, I was just looking to check it out and breeze over it to see what kind of non-fiction HarperImpulse was putting out. I was surprised to be sucked in by the light, fun, reading and the practical advice. I have a weakness for how-to books, be they about auto repair or knitting. I love it when someone who knows more than I do can teach back her knowledge in a compelling way. In the words of Nora Roberts… reading makes me smarter.I planned my own country wedding on a "shoestring" in the New York City area. I was super-proud of the choices we made, and excited by the tips savvy friends gave me. However, it was a full-time job for some months. How I wish I'd had this book as a guide. It would have saved me vast amounts of time and even more money than I saved.I buy what Samantha Birch says because she did it herself, and applied her knowledge at her own wedding. I saw the photos of herself and her bridesmaids and groom, and was really drawn in by how stylish it all was while being unique and not stuffy.The book is user friendly, and the personal stories and humor make it a pleasure to read. It's not like going to school. I especially like the organization of the book. It's broken down into smartly thought-out sections, and offers options and choices in each area of wedding planning.If a bride is overwhelmed, and doesn't know how to get started OR if a bride is afraid to get started because her budget is low and she feels like throwing a meaningful and beautiful wedding is daunting, this book will be her friend.In addition to offering useful info, this was a fun and whimsical read. I plan to offer it as a gift for friends when they plan to marry.

This is such an awesome book, and so much more than I expected. Weddings are a minefield, and Samantha's book is a must-have if you're daring to go there. The book covers all areas in extraordinary detail, and for those who think they already know it all, think again. And alongside the fab advice and info, there's a welcome dose of humour.I bought it with a couple of weddings possibly on the horizon, and a few days later there was a surprise proposal, and my daughter got engaged. My first response was "congratulations" - my second was, you need a copy of the High Street Bride's Guide. She'll take advice from the book a lot more easily than she takes it from me! Thank you Samantha, you've already sliced thousands off the wedding bill - we're going to get so much more for our money now. If you're reading this and you don't believe it, buy it and see for yourself.

What an absolute life-saver this little book is. It is quite literally having an amazing mate who writes for wedding magazines to carry around in your handbag and consult whenever you need to on the practicalities of throwing the wedding of your dreams at "high street" prices. 'The High Street Bride's Guide' has saved me HOURS of research time and linked me up with tons of useful suppliers and websites. I've also found myself tweeting directly at the High Street Bride herself when I need a little extra guidance with my wedding planning and she's always been super, super helpful!This book is definitely the modern Bride-to-Be's bible. Unhesitatingly recommended.

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