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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Up to Date Suggestions, 17 Mar. 2005
This review is from: The Alternative Guide to Weddings (Paperback)
I can't begin to explain how pleased I was when I started reading this book. I thought it would be at least a year or two out of date and the suggestions would be the same as every other book or magazine article I had read.
This is jam packed with useful alternatives to the 'norm' which every bride will appreciate in these modern times. Everything from seating plans to honeymoons to songs, flowers, themes and useful quotes from other brides and info on what the 'celebs' have done at their weddings.
I am happily working through it with a high-lighter marking out all the useful tips ready for my own wedding next year.
Well worth the money!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for preserving your sanity, 26 Aug. 2004
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This review is from: The Alternative Guide to Weddings (Paperback)
The thing I really liked about this book is that it has loads of really practical tips. It's not a narrative, but it's just very sensible about how to plan a wedding. It also has a lot of suggestions for making your wedding uniquely yours - especially without blowing your budget out of the water. Thanks to this guide, we ended up having a gorgeous wedding day in Scotland on the edge of Loch Lomond with a small party of 25 guests - (and the ceremony was conducted outdoors by a minister, which you can't do in England). And then we had a frivolous themed party when we got back. Perfect for juggling the numbers and family politics!
If you're struggling to remember what it is you originally wanted for your ideal wedding, this can help you get back on track or stay on track from day one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best wedding planning guide I've seen, 4 Jun. 2009
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This review is from: The Alternative Guide to Weddings (Paperback)
The great virtue of this book is that it provides info on traditional wedding structures and traditions, and then gives you heaps of ideas on how you might like to vary them to suit your circumstances. The book is up to date enough to realise that people sometimes marry overseas (as we did, being Aussie expats living in the UK), pick and choose from tradition, or want a quiet ceremony and a cocktail reception rather than the full-blown church-based extravaganza. Non-judgmental, inclusive and to the point, I found this to be so good I've just bought a copy for a newly engaged friend.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really useful guide, 26 Aug. 2004
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This review is from: The Alternative Guide to Weddings (Paperback)
The thing I really liked about this book is that it has loads of really practical tips. It's not a narrative, but it's just very sensible about how to plan a wedding. It also has a lot of suggestions for making your wedding uniquely yours - especially without blowing your budget out of the water. Thanks to this guide, we ended up having a gorgeous wedding day in Scotland on the edge of Loch Lomond with a small party of 25 guests - (and the ceremony was conducted outdoors by a minister, which you can't do in England). And then we had a frivolous themed party when we got back. Perfect for juggling the numbers and family politics!
If you're struggling to keep a grip on reality and remember exactly what it is you want, as opposed to what you're ending up with - get this book to preserve your sanity!
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Planning a wedding?, 27 May 2004
This review is from: The Alternative Guide to Weddings (Paperback)
Getting married, but don't know how to start planning? Want to do something a bit different? Need tips on planning the big day, who to invite, what to wear, themes, ceremonies or cakes?
These days there's no such thing as a typical wedding. The bride and groom have more scope than ever before to make the day their own. But it's also getting more and more difficult to make your wedding stand out from the crowd, to make it a day that will be truly memorable for all the right reasons.
The Alternative Guide to Weddings covers all the things that any engaged couple need to know, from speeches to place settings, vows to reception venues, with a vast array of suggestions to make your wedding truly unique. Inspirational, fun and comprehensive, it's the perfect book to help plan the big day.
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