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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2005 03:58:39 PM »


My suggestion is not a book, but THE best wedding reference I have found ever! The website is www.indiebride.com.

There are tons of forums/suggestion boards on everything...making invitations, dresses, flowers, bridesmaids, and so much more. It's like crafster if craftster was a wedding website. Really positive vibes and support!

Good luck!

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2005 04:22:17 PM »

the antibride is wonderful, and perfect for people who don't want sleeves the size of a small poodle.  they have a website too, www.antibride.com.  I don't mind theknot.com, and theweddingchannel.com is also helpful from time to time.

erg, I'm not married, not engaged...is it odd to like weddings so much?  hmm..
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2005 06:42:56 AM »

I didn't like the Anti-Bride books, beacuse they aren't that untraditional... I also bought it from amazon and am probably bringing it down to the used book store soon.

I totally agree on the Anti-Bride books. They're not exactly anti-bride, just anti-getting ripped off. They're still vewy vewy prescriptive. Reminds me of the 'feminist lifestyle' products coming out all over the shop. I'm not feminist, but my soap is!

Ooops. ranty...  Wink
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2005 03:48:56 PM »

thanks for the www.indiebride.com tip.  i'm all over that forum. so much fun and and its' so positive! Cheesy

« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005 06:59:09 AM »

I love this book, The Perfect Wedding Details.  I checked it out from the library and have already renewed the checkout once, and I don't want to give it back!  It has very pretty details that you can make yourself.  Love it.  Some ideas would be neat decorations for your house, too. 

The author's other book, The Perfect Wedding Reception, is neat to look at, but is full of completely outrageous ideas that most normal people wouldn't be able to afford.  For one wedding she hires an artist to build/weld a huge tent framework and has the tent custom-sewn.  And she uses silk napkins. 

I don't remember if somebody already mentioned it, but the Bridal Bargains books are wonderful for general 'getting your money's worth' ideas.  I don't know if it really matters, but get the most up-to-date version (7?).
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2005 02:56:31 PM »

I'm glad that you like the website! They are really positive and really supportive!

Congrats on your engagement!

« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2005 05:46:14 PM »

Check out the book Simple Stunning Weddings. I don't know who it's by, but I checked it out from the library, and it's full of cool, hip, modern reception ideas. I marked nearly every page.
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2005 11:42:48 PM »

!!! Perfect! I also just got engaged and have begun scouring the web for ideas. Thank you!

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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2005 07:52:52 AM »

indiebride helped me SO much! it reminded me that i can have my wedding. i got help writing the ceremony, with decorating ideas that werent traditional, with a lot of venting. Smiley it made me happy i wasnt alone in the anti-wedding-industry.

theknot is very helpful with a few things too, especially locally. the hudson valley boards (where i live) meet up once a month to compare ideas and experiences with various things (vendors, dress shops, etc) and that has been great. they also let you made a website for free that the guests really loved.

i picked up the artful brides' favors book. didnt end up using any of the ideas (i thought i ordered the invitations one, but this one arrived in my mailbox and i took to long to do anything about it).

also, scour these baords! Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2005 01:58:49 PM »

UPDATE:  okay. so i went to Powell's and looked at the selection of wedding books and nearly vomitted.  they're all awful.  i came home, said to the future husband "poke my eyes out if i get a wedding book".   Tongue

I'm surprised Powell's didn't have a broader selection of wedding books!
If you go back, check out the interior design section. There are some really clever DIY books that may be geared toward decorating your house, but might inspire something in you. When I first started planning my wedding back in January, that was the first place I headed, and I got some great ideas! I wish I could name some specific books, but I was just leafing through them.
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