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More of the same from the Babylon Series
on 26 July 2009
I do like the Babylon books, however Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon and Fashion Babylon are the only convincing ones so far. Beach Babylon, Pop Babylon and this one, Wedding Babylon are not exposes in any way. We all know what happens at a wedding. The book follows the usual format. A man goes through a day or in this case, a week of being a wedding planner. All the anecdotes she has gathered happen to this one man in this week making it sound much more interesting than it probably is. We have the stalker bride who used the planner and now gets him to organise every social event she holds. There are lots of references to staff stealing drinks, wedding planners sleeping with the bridesmaid to avoid going to a horrible B&B and lots of little stories about people spending lots of money shoehorned together in one book. I didn't feel any love in this book, I felt it was done like this: Send someone to ask loads of wedding planners what's the most lavish/horrible/exciting things that's ever happened in your career. Type them all up as if they happened to one person or if it won't fit in with your timeline, say that it happened to a friend he knew. This book is useless to anyone who got married in the "normal" way as it only really deals with the super-rich clients so I couldn't identify with it as being in any way like my wedding.
If you haven't read Air, Hotel or Fashion Babylon and were considering this one instead, I'd say try one of those first.