“Schneider, a bridal-magazine editor and writer, gives readers a good view of what life is like in the world of tulle, taffeta and the quest for a fairy-tale wedding." – Kirkus
“In this Devil Wears Prada-like send-up of the bridal magazine industry, a former executive editor of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride takes readers behind the scenes of the fictional Your Wedding... The workplace drama is enhanced with fantastic fashion, tawdry affairs, secrets, and revelations. Schneider certainly writes from experience, and readers will be interested in what’s behind all those frothy covers on the newsstand.” – Booklist
"A juicy combination of bridal fashion, love and cutthroat drama set in the greatest city in the world!" – David Tutera, star of WEtv's "My Fair Wedding"
“A juicy, scandalous page-turning novel with a true window into the world of weddings in New York City and all the colorful characters who are part of it.” – Colin Cowie, Wedding Designer and Producer
“Call it The Devil Wears Vera Wang or Alex Witchel Channels Jane Austen, Schneider’s roman à clef about the Big Business of Bridal is as sharp as her protagonist’s Louboutins.” – Katherine Ball Ross, creator of The Quiet Center: Women Reflecting on Life's Passages; former Literary Editor of Victoria Magazine
"In this often hilarious peek into the inner sanctum of bridal fashion, the author captures with exquisite precision and wicked detail the hidden workings of this exclusive and intriguing world. The story of the disastrous love lives of four women whose job it is to create perfection for brides-to-be is filled with keen observations into human nature and is so real, you can practically hear the taffetta swishhhhhhh..." – Martine Aerts-Niddam, Fashion Director, Inside Weddings Magazine
SUSAN SCHNEIDER, a bridal magazine editor and writer, has spent the last ten years helping engaged women get ready for the Big Day. She is the former executive editor of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, and currently of Bridal Guide. She has been an editor and writer for a number of other major women’s and parenting magazines and is the co-author of two marriage and relationship books with Dr. Sonya Rhodes. She lives in New York City.
Although Schneider's novel offers plenty of critical perspective, it also has, well, heart.
I absolutely adored that at the center of this book were women who held powerful positions and took the reigns on the professional lives.
The characters had no depth, the dialogue was laughable and the made women in general look and sound horrendous.
Delivers all the seductive pleasures of The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City -- but also goes much deeper, plumbing women's relationship to work as a source of fulfillment,... Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by Mimijo
"The Wedding Writer" follows the lives of various women who work in publishing for a bridal magazine, "Your Wedding". Read morePublished on August 13, 2011 by JerseyGirl
No one knows tulle, ruching, or veils better than those who work directly in the bridal industry. No one, of course, except for the editors, writers, interns, advertisers, and... Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by The Write Edge
In the world of weddings and publishing a handful of women battle through corporate back-stabbing, relationship issues, self discovery and fashion within the Bridal industry. Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by Gracey Castro
I don't know about you but I love reading bridal magazines. I'm not a huge fan of the wedding shows on TV but give me a copy of Modern Bride any day. Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by Deborah
If you've ever wondered what it's like to toil in the lady-mag trenches, read this book. As someone who's worked in women's mags for years, I can tell you that The Wedding Writer... Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by MKC
Want an insider's look at the bridal industry? Schneider's book is whipsmart and readable and so much fun to read. Highly recommended.Published on June 16, 2011 by JT
My copy of this book arrived having had an encounter with a sharp object that pierced the wrapping, the cover and the first 50 pages. Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by Jackie M. Musgrave