Post # 1
Hi there! My best friend got engaged last night (yippee!), and for the first time ever, my Christmas-shopping procrastination paid off. Any suggestions for bridal books that would make a good present? Maybe a planning guide, an advice book, or even a fiction suggestion?
Thanks so very much!
Post # 3
COngrats to your friend, I can tell you that I love my planner it’s a pinka dn white 3 ring binder which has SO helped with adding in all those pictures I love and want to show my photographer, and to keep track with files of all my papers I’ve colleceted for various reasons…
Okay it’s called
Tying The Knot
The Complete Wedding Organizer
I don’t know exactly who it’s made by but if you google that phrase or look on Amazon.com you will find it – thats how I did.
Post # 4
"Perfect Wedding Details" by Maria McBride has beautiful photos and great instructions for little details. It’s a lovely book, and my favorite planning resource.
Post # 5
I love love love Jo Gartin’s book of inspirations. And let’s not forget about Preston Bailey’s newest book aptly titled "Inspirations"
Post # 6
The best pracitcal book for really planning a wedding is Bridal Bargains; Serets to Throwing A Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget – http://www.amazon.com/Bridal-Bargains-8th-fantastic-realistic/dp/1889392227/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197926152&sr=8-1
It really prepared me when I was talking to vendors…I knew what to expect, I knew what the important questions were to ask and more importantly, I knew the type of scams that were out there and how to avoid them. I especially think the section on bridal gowns was really important b/c some dress stores can be pretty evil with the things they tell brides to get them to buy a dress. You can read all the rave reviews on amazon.
The other coffee table books with pretty pictures of cakes, flowers, receptions and such are nice but honestly you can browse through the web and get just as many good idea photos. You can also check them all out at the library so after the wedding is over you wont’ be stuck with 5 books on wedding flowers.
Post # 7
I love my "Instant Wedding Planner" book. It’s compact with lots of information that’s broken down to smaller, more manageable sections. it has to-do lists and cute tips. You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Wedding-Planner-Will-Record/dp/081184854X
Post # 8
i also like jo gartin’s book.
when i got engaged, my friends got me wedding magazine subscriptions which are helpful. i think martha stewart weddings is the best one.
Post # 9
Bridal Bargains, hands down. So many of the bridal books repeat themselves and don’t offer any new information from what you can get for free on the internet. (JMHO)
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
A friend of mine got me the "Anti-bride wedding planner", which has suited us very well.
Post # 11
Or if you can’t find anything that seems "her". you can always get a gift subscription to some of he bridal magazines… they have some great deals of rchristmas. It can be expensive if you buy them off te rack, some are 10 bucks!!!