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The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day Paperback – March 27, 2008
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"Mindy Weiss is a legend in the field of even planning. Her infectious enthusiasm and excellent taste make her a pleasure to work with. We love her."
--floral designer Mark Held
"Mindy was like a fairy godmother! She kept a clear head and could still get excited about the tiny details."
--actress Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman
"Mindy's smart and unique menu tips will help make your wedding an unforgettable experience."
--restaranteur Wolfgang Puck
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Two things to note:
1. This book prepares you for traditional weddings, assuming you'll be hiring a florist, makeup artist (though she does give other options), and things like that. That said, people who want non-traditional or DIY weddings shouldn't be put off, though, because she has plenty of wisdom about things that will still be relevant to you, and it's all in one spot. I've read a lot of wedding books at this point, and this one is the most complete.
2. This book won't help you if you're trying to work on a smaller budget (under $15,000). For budget help, I can't recommend enough is Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget, by Denise and Alan Fields, which is the best book out there for it. (You might need to find the most recent edition). But "Bridal Bargains" isn't sufficient; you probably need a book like this one, too.
However, the scant few pages on keeping to a sane budget and the lack of really sensible advice made me return the book. A wedding is about the love and the partner, not about the outrageously expensive flowers, trumped up etiquette that was only invented in the last thirty years or so, or impression you'll make with expensive custom color schemes, etc. If you are a bride on a smaller budget, or a bride who cares more about her partner than whether the guests love the chair sashes or not, I recommend "Bridal Bargains" by Denise Fields or "A Practical Wedding" by Meg Keene. Both books will allow you to craft a wedding as big or as small, as simple or as fancy as you like while staying sane, saving money, and remembering what's really important about your wedding (and it's not the hideous bridesmaid gowns or lavish centerpieces you're only going to use once).Read more ›
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Has EVERYTHING you need for a wedding. Aka... this is the 'wedding bible'Published 7 days ago by Kalee jakoubek
Found this book very helpful in the beginning stages of wedding planning, would be a great gift!Published 29 days ago by Amber
I purchased this for a friend of mine. In fact, she just got married Saturday. I am not a wedding person. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ren
Now, this book do have a LOT of things that never cross my mind. This book can be use for small, large or even extravagant wedding. Read morePublished 5 months ago by King merling
Love love love this book. I bought it for my wedding planning course but know that I will utilize it in the future. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jennifer Shaw