Most certainly read this book if you are planning a wedding and have an open mind: it will very likely change your view dramatically.
The book's condition and story itself was fine, but when I opened the book it was weird in the fact that it started on page 23 with the sentence caught off.
Even for a person who is not in the throes of wedding hysteria, Mead's book is simply good journalism, strong writing, and effective social criticism.
Awesome book that delves into the wedding industrial complex. This book has convinced me that eloping is the best option.Published 6 months ago by Henriette Buchanan
One Perfect Day explores the commercial mechanics behind the showy expensive weddings. The book also explores the societal pressures that affect brides and lead to the so called... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nicole W.
I /really/ wanted to like this book. I have made a hobby of reading up on wedding industry economics and supply chains, books and blogs on how certain values were created around... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bookreaders
Rebecca Mead has a very witty writing style and she uses it appropriately on wedding planning and the industry. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jennifer
Former New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead takes us on a journey through 'bridezilla' culture providing us with lots of reportage and data on the wedding industry. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Rusty Nails
While this seemed to be a book on the level of The American way of Death, it very much wasn't. There was a lot of interesting insights on the Wedding industry and I read it very... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Katherine Funk
This book was... strange? Yes. Strange.
It filled me with numbers and percentages about the wedding industry and explained the history behind 'traditions'. Read more
Rebecca Mead does not step delicately around issues surrounding modern American weddings in One Perfect Day -- rather, she tackles them head-on with class and wit. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by Caroline Niziol
The author, who herself had a simple civil ceremony followed by a small reception at her home, described herself as having "never nurtured a desire to be a bride-by-the-book. Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by caligyrl