Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas by Carley Roney and the Editors of TheKnot.com

Okay, I've been married to my wonderful man for 22 years and our kiddos are in their early teens.  So what would ever possess me to request  The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas by Carley Roney and the Editors of TheKnot.com to review?  Well... I am female... and don't we all love a good wedding?!

First of all, this set of books is small.  You could easily slip a book or two into your purse to take to an appointment with your florist, cake designer, or the like.  But what they lack in size is made up for in the great information included in each of the four books.

Book 1:  Cakes.  Great information about selecting a baker, cake design, and type of cake for your wedding venue/time of year.  This book is filled with lots of beautiful pictures to get the creative juices flowing.  Also, I appreciated the idea to ask each baker to give a price per slice so you could easily compare price between your top candidates.

Book 2: Bouquets & Centerpieces.  This section starts with questions for your florist, common sense information about budget, size and height considerations for centerpieces, appropriate bouquets based on the bride's stature as well as venue and time of year.  Beautiful pictures abound.

Book 3: Stationery, Decor, and Favors.  Although this section is filled with beautiful pictures and some ideas for inexpensive invitations, I found this section to be the least helpful for a bride on a smaller budget.

Book 4:  Vows, Readings, and Toasts.  My favorite of all the little books, this one is filled with all types of vows (depending on religious beliefs).  Also were some fabulous readings, some of which brought tears to my eyes as I read them.  The happy couple could easily use ideas directly from the book or use them as a launching point for their own.

I thoroughly enjoyed these books and know that I will use some of the information for other special events as well.  I must admit, though, that I have not read other wedding planning books recently and would recommend that this is just one resource for information, and not your only one.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.

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