For those brides (or anyone, for that matter) that enjoyed Elizabeth Gilbert’s famous memoir Eat Pray Love, her follow-up book is a must-read.
In Committed, Gilbert offers a very personal (and thoroughly researched) commentary on what being a wife truly means. This memoir offers a sobering, but ultimately positive analysis on marriage’s benefits and its defects, helping single women, brides, wives, mothers and life-long bachelorettes a grounded perspective on marriage and relationships, all while she examines her own relationship with, and eventual marriage to, Felipe. Part history book, part comedic memoir, part travel journal and all heart, Committed is a must-read for all of us.
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It has been quite awhile since my last post on books for brides in the planning process-and, admittedly, this book isn’t exactly fresh from the presses. Even so, I finally got a chance to read it and I am more than pleased with this finding.
Fête: The Wedding Experience is written by Jung Lee, one half of the planning duo that runs Fête, the New York event planning company that, once upon a time, had its own show on TLC. While the book has mountains of photographs of breathtakingly beautiful weddings of ten different couples, it is more than just a pretty picture book. Each wedding featured tackles an aspect of wedding planning from creating a vision to the minute details without the run-of-the-mill checklists and charts that are often featured in wedding planning books. I admire how Lee offers such practical advice with a more organic approach, as her wisdom can be adapted to any wedding, regardless of style or budget. Oh, and did I mention that the weddings featured are absolutely gorgeous?
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There are never too many books that deal with the subject of saving a few hundred (or thousand) dollars on your wedding . For those who want a simple, no-fuss guide to cutting your budget down to size, then 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding by Barbara Cameron is your guide. The book is divided into topics that range from finding your ceremony site to planning your honeymoon and every subject in between. Each section contains clear, concise ideas that could cut your costs in half (literally) in the areas of focus. Although void of photographs or illustrations, 101 Ways is fully stocked with helpful information and resources to help you save big on your big day especially with the “Bridal Bonus” and “Watch Out” text breaks found in each chapter. This little book will be a huge help when it comes to planning your wedding.
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