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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read for the bride-to-be!,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)I bought this book upon recommendation from a friend, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed!
A wonderful read detailing the highs and lows of being a wedding planner, giving a revealing insight into the world of "Bridezillas", controlling Mother-in-Laws and all things weddings. I particularly liked the useful tit-bits and advice from brides and grooms about their wedding day and the run up to it, which have proved useful for my own wedding planning.
A must-read for those just starting to plan a wedding!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Confessions of a Wedding Planner by Tamryn Kirby,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)I laughed out loud, I cried and remembered my own wedding day. A wonderful insight into the world of wedding planning, which you just don't see. I couldn't put the book down and wanted more. A fantastic read, highly recommended for anyone who is getting married and has a interest in weddings!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Weddings from behind the scenes,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)A heartfelt look at the world of weddings, this book gives a fantastic insight into planning that perfect day and the true reality that no-one hopefully ever sees. I laughed, cried and could not put it down, it brought back so many memories. Great Read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Light hearted fun!,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)What a fantastic book. Full of laugh out loud and cringe moments into the crazy world of weddings, a few of which matched my own. Fully reccommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)I read this book whilst on my honeymoon and was not dissappointed. The book has many, many laugh out loud moments ,a few moments where you cannot believe some of the things these bridezillas do and also some really personal information about the author and her home life / situation.
Very well written by Tamryn and if she was to bring out another book which was this open, honest yet lighthearted I would be first one in the que to buy it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Confessions..,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)A great book whether you are getting married, recently married or even just looking for an entertaining read. The book gives the reader an insight into the trials and tribulations of a wedding planner. Although there a few times throughout the book when the author gets names of her staff and her clients mixed up, referring to them using one set of names and then next sentence their names have totally changed. This becomes rather annoying and should have been picked up on before publishing. Overall, an easy and entertaining read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for Brides to be!,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)I bought this book after a recomendation from a friend as I am getting married next year. This book is essential reading if you are planning you own wedding and is packed full of top hints and tips. But what sets this appart from other wedding books is that the author actually talks about the highs and lows of her carear and personal life whilst she was running this sucessful business. This makes it great reading if you aren't getting married but want to read a well written story that has tears, laughter, gossip and some outrageous behaviour.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something old, something new...,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)I bought this book looking for a light-hearted read after seeing Tamryin on GMTV a while ago and wasn't disappointed.
It has plenty of original ideas for people planning their own weddings and is an inspiring true story about a woman who sets up her own business and succeeds after much hard work.
There are a few laugh-out loud moments and funny lists about archetypes you may encounter at weddings (such as "fried Bride" and "mad Mums"), but there weren't any overly dramatic revelations or truly shocking events. But hey, it's true life after all, and some of what Tamryn did encounter in her career really has to be read to be believed.
What shone though the strongest is the author's inexperience at the beginning of her career, and her inability to put down firm boundaries to her demanding clients. Simply saying "no" or turning her phone off once in her while would have improved her private life dramatically, and it really is a lesson she learned the hard way and she does a good job of conveying this to her readers.
I am not saying her marriage could have been saved if she'd been less obliging to her clients; she heartbreakingly describes her husband's indifference to her success and how she escaped even more into the dream world of weddings to put off the inevitable "talk", and the reader hopes and wishes with her that all will turn out for the best.
The writing let the story down a little bit I felt, as the book sometimes doesn't go into too much detail and there isn't a lot of dialogue. She also gets her employees' names muddled up twice, saying she employed girls named X and Y and then in the next sentence these same girls are called A and B which is probably due to a slack proof reader, but still it was an annoying thing to come across.
To sum it up, the book does what it says on the tin, but "confessions" may be too strong a word if you are expecting a more salacious read.
Buy it and see for yourself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly the type of book I was seeking!,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)I purchased this book last week as myself & hubby-to-be are due to fly out next week for our wedding and honeymoon and was looking for a light, easy read for our journey and while sunning myself on the beach. As I am a happy & excited bride-to-be and have an interest in anything that is to do with weddings.
The books on sale were second hand which wasn't an issue at all. The book I chose being described as in good condition. The condition was not good .... it was excellent and so was the delivery!! It honestly looked brand new, like it had never been read.
From previous reviews I saw the readers stated they couldn't put the book down and I can agree. Read the first few pages, next thing I knew I got through the first four chapters in a short period of time!! I had to put it away in my hand luggage otherwise I would have nothing to read on the plane there and on the beach - ha ha!! But very much looking forward to picking up from where I left off. It's a really good read, there were some parts that made my jaw drop and in others made me smile. It's well written and the author's experience as a wedding planner is well described. I'm glad I bought it, hasn't failed to disappoint so far. I was looking at other books, but this one was exactly what I was seeking. The lovely lady that owns the wedding dress store that I purchased my stunning dress from told me a few stories of previous brides who had come into her store that had me falling about laughing!! Shame I wasn't able to find a book titled - Confessions of a Wedding Dress Shop. That's something I would definitely puchase!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An accurate view of all things wedding,
This review is from: Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Paperback)Well done to a talented author; This is a fantastic and accurate view of how it is, in 'all things wedding'. This job is not so much the glamour of the movies in Prada shoes, more along the lines of sore feet in pumps and Tamryn depicts this with accuracy. It shows 'The good, the bad and the ugly" of a career that is yes amazing but also hard work. Not seeing your loved ones on weekends, evenings, and no holidays in the summer is how it is. The career is a lifestyle not a job and Tamryn shows us this and how her life evolved around it is truly touching.
A worthwhile read for anyone who loves weddings, is involved in a wedding or thinks they would like to choose weddings for a career. It's funny, sad and totally honest. Brilliant!
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Confessions of a Wedding Planner by Tamryn Kirby (Paperback - 22 July 2010)
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