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iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing But 'Net Paperback – June 10, 2008
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About the Author
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Christa's writing has appeared in numerous weekly newspapers and trade magazines throughout the northeastern United States, as well as several web sites and literary magazines such as Rhapsoidia Magazine and the Mochila Review.
For three years, she was a contributing writer at the Daily OM, an online community that boasts more than 350,000 subscribers and offers readers daily tidbits of inspiration, natural health advice, and spiritual succor. She currently serves on the board of directors of Ninepatch, a non-profit co-operative journal of spirituality published monthly, and is developing content for a new lifestyle web site, Manolo for the Home.
Top Customer Reviews
Enter Christa Terry's iDo. I'd read Christa's writing on the popular blog "Manolo for the Brides" and, impressed by her ingenuity, decided to take a chance on ordering this book. It has two advantages that put it head and shoulders above every other wedding guidebook I've read so far. First, as the title promises, the book presents online tools to find almost every wedding resource you could ever need. Christa has combed the Internet and come up with sources for planning timelines, budget calculators, party equipment suppliers, photographers, even videos to teach you how to do the foxtrot for your first dance. Like a good teacher, Christa does not tell you what to do but shows you how to find the information to make your own decisions.
This leads me to the second great strength of the book: it encourages personalization and emphasizes the individual, rather than the "traditional" (a loaded word) element of weddings. Unlike the guides that make assumptions--often expensive ones--about the size and style of your wedding, iDo takes a "blank slate" approach.Read more ›
What it IS is a fabulous resource. It has URLs for lots of websites on each topic, so you can find what's right for you; it covers the essential non-glamourous-but-very-important info like making it legal, changing your name (or not), and what should be in a vendor contact.
Perhaps the best part, though, is the tone of the book; throughout, Terry encrouages staying sane, sticking to your budget, and planning the wedding you want, not the wedding everyone else says you are supposed to have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would recommend this book highly, however I would note that you should focus on the chapters that pertain to what you need specifically otherwise you will lose the motivation to... Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by S.R.
iDo is the book I wish I had had for my own wedding... Christa Terry does a great job covering all the bases of planning a real live wedding using the huge and sometimes... Read morePublished on August 10, 2008 by Kirk Israel