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Conscious Bride's Wedding Planner Hardcover – Bargain Price, November, 2003
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We are now planning to marry abroad in a tiny, informal civil ceremony, and therefore hardly needed a great big "white wedding" type of planner. But although our ceremony will be small and informal, we want it 1) to go smoothly, and 2) (and most importantly) be meaningful. So, like most brides, I started doing some research. I looked through many wedding planners for tips and suggestions on how to be organized and how to keep the whole process meaningful. Obviously, weddings planners by definition are meant to help you plan, stay on track, be organized, etc., but I didn't get much real help on keeping it meaningful until I got to The Conscious Bride's Wedding Planner.
Now, this book covers many practical topics (in fact, many more than my fiancé and I needed for our plans), but I found it very valuable for a different reason: it focused on so much MORE than wedding planning tasks. The Conscious Bride's Wedding Planner helps guide you through not only the planning, but also your personal and emotional journey. While I won't be wearing a big poofy white dress or having 200 guests in a church wedding, I'm still on a personal and emotional journey toward marriage--and The Conscious Bride's Wedding Planner has helped me along that journey.Read more ›
Some of my favorite recommendations from this book:
* Writing a letter to our best friends and parents about our feelings about our upcoming marriage. We made sure to set aside time before the wedding to talk to these people.
* Practicing feeling gratitude towards my (then) fiance.
* Practicing letting go of feelings of perfection.
* Exercises to practice mindfulness during our ceremony. This was vital. During our ceremony I felt centered, grateful, passionately in love and aware. Our ceremony was one of the most powerful experiences of my life.
I highly recommend this book to men and women who are looking to celebrate a thoughtful, authentic wedding. My husband and I have now recommended this book to some of our friends who are getting married.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was expecting a wedding planning book. Not a psychiatric evaluation. I was a little underwhelmed when I got it. Definitely not for the experienced bride.Published on January 30, 2014 by Jennifer holden
I really appreciated the advice in this book and the levelheaded approach to rites of passage. I appreciated the emotional/maturity related materials more than the actual... Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Tara Ofisa
I'm going through this together with my fiance. It helps you to take your time and gradually go through the process together while keeping you focused on the reason you're planning... Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by lmac
My future daughter in law wanted this book. I sent it to her. I understand that she is using it more and more as she plans for her wedding. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Jane Doe
This book was a gift for my sister who recently got engaged. It seemed like a good book and she was happy with it. I had it mailed directly to her. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by kr1126
I have now been married for just over six years and I am still talking about this book. I even reference it in my upcoming wedding book. Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by CharLena Pearson-Fulcher
I got this book for myself when I got engaged and had no idea what a help it would be to me. I, like most other brides, was feeling pressure with all the many practical tasks that... Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by KR Lawson Bennett
What a great book. Just what my fiance and I needed to keep our heads on straight. Has all the traditional wedding planning tools, with the emotional and practical advice to go... Read morePublished on September 8, 2009 by Kari D