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The Real-Deal Bridal Bible: The Ultimate Wedding Planner to Help You Blush Like a Bride and Plan Like a Bitch Paperback – July 15, 2015
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Alessandra Macaluso is a recovering bride who has been clean for about 4 years now. She is a freelance writer and creator at heart. An avid writer of screenplays, articles, and business/product reviews, she has contributed to Uptown Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, My Carolina Town Magazine, and Yelp.com, among other publications, and was featured in the New York Times “Life and Style” section. Her original screenplay, “Polar Suburbia”, placed as a semi-finalist in the 2009 Moondance Film Festival. To learn more about Alessandra you can visit her blog at: www.punkwife.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Alessandra (Ali) does a fantastic job of describing and identifying the proverbial characters and situations that certainly every bride encounters along the wedding-planning journey. At the same time, she provides the reader with a slew of wedding planning tips, as well as real-world advice designed to help any bride be better prepared for her new life.
The book is cleverly organized in “Tables” (like the ones you will have at your reception venue, not literally, but you get the point), which provide a “floor plan” of common situations you will encounter as soon as you have that sparkling ring on your finger. One of my favorite Tables is #2, the “Pre-Planning Checklist.” According to Ali, “While no one wants to invite Debbie Downer to the wedding, I wouldn’t be able to present this book to you in its most complete, honest form without saving her a seat this table.” Another highlight of the book is “The Tough Questions” section, which delves into the fundamental issue of whether you and your fiancee are truly made for each other.
For her book, Ali interviewed various experts in relationships, including marriage counselors, therapists, and mediators, whose must-have pearls of wisdom are perfectly sprinkled throughout. Ali also passes along personal stories of her own wedding-planning ride – many of which are a hoot! – as well as the experiences of other couples. Topics such as wedding mishaps, relationships with in-laws, and sudden jealous friends will keep you turning the pages with lightning pace (oh, you’re going to love “Narcy Darcy”).
For those of who may (and probably will at some point!) find themselves stressed and struggling to deal with people’s antics and not so well intended comments, Ali’s advice is simple: “Every moment you spend getting annoyed or being upset over something someone else has done or said is a precious moment being taken away from your wedding, your life and your happiness.” Amen, sister!
From a wedding planner perspective, this book is about so much more than the logistical decisions and choices facing the bride-to-be. Yes, there are helpful and practical tips on preparing for your big day, but Ali reminds the reader that a wedding is over in a few hours, but a marriage is intended to last a lifetime!
If you’re a bride-to-be or think you might be at some point down the road, give yourself the “Bitch’s Bridal Bible.” Need a gift for your newly engaged girlfriend? Present her with Ali’s book and know that she’ll laugh her bottom-off at times, and at others, she will give some serious thought to the business of getting married. In the end, she’ll know you care for her.
The Author is knowledgable, sassy & most importantly, real! You will feel like your friend is smacking common sense into you....get this book!
I count my lucky stars that I read The Bitch's Bridal Bible before I got engaged. I read this book as a maid of honor helping my sister plan her wedding. Not only was it a necessary resource to me then, but now as I plan my own wedding it has more than anything helped me to stay grounded. The Bitch's Bridal Bible has become my staple engagement gift for any bride-to-be.
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