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Must Read Bridal Books

If you’re a bride to be looking for some inspiration before you tie the knot, we’ve put together a list of our favourite MUST READ bridal books…

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The DIY Wedding Manual

DIY wedding manual

 

This book will show you that with a little bit of planning and preparation, it is possible to have the day of your dreams without starting married life in debt. The average cost of a wedding is about as much as a deposit on a house, but one thing the ‘credit crunch’ taught us all is that there are many areas in our lives where we can save money by doing things ourselves. So why should weddings be an exception? Whether it’s boom or bust you don’t have to spend a fortune. You really can create your own special day by doing it yourself and having fun along the way. This book is packed with top tips and money saving ideas for: Stationery, Venues, Flowers, Transport, Hair and Make-up, Photographs, Food and Drink, the Reception and much more – including tips from live brides and over 100 budget busting ideas.

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Top Tips For Brides

top tips for brides

The question has been popped, the ring has been presented and the celebrations have begun! What’s next? Just the wedding…

Top Tips for Brides presents ingenious ideas for the any bride-to-be, covering the ever-so-stressful months preceding the wedding – including the hen party and choosing your attire – to the big day itself.

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From Yes to I Do

From Yes to I Do

This is a new guide for brides… The savvy, the surprising and the downright ingenious ideas that will make your wedding stand out from the crowd. Not to mention some behind-the-scenes secrets that put this guide on the side of the bride, not the wedding industry. Want to know what photographers, venues and caterers say you should ask them if you want the best service at the lowest price? Want a wedding with a personal touch, not off the peg? Lusting after luxury but smart about saving? Favour a home-made feel but haven’t got the know-how? Lifting the veil on everything from the entrance music to the honeymoon getaway, Lucy Tobin teaches you how to dream big, shop smart and do-it-yourself – all in the down to earth style of the kind of girl you’d want as your own bridesmaid. Get ready to go up the aisle in style with this essential wedding planner!

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The Wedding Dress: 50 Designs that Changed the Course of Bridal Fashion

The Wedding Dress

This fascinating look at nearly two centuries of bridal fashion, presents 50 of history’s most famous dresses, revealing why and how they continue to inspire brides and designers today. Lavishly illustrated spreads lay bare the anatomy of each show-stopping ensemble: silhouette, fabrics, construction techniques, embellishments, and even hidden details. From the white wedding dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1840 to couture creations by Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang, and Vivienne Westwood, The Wedding Dress examines the features of each and every design in chronological sequence. Find out why Queen Victoria draped herself in white lace, how Paul Poiret’s knee-length dress ushered in the era of the flapper bride, why Wallis Simpson wore blue on her wedding day, and how Elsa Schiaparelli reinvented the veil. Also included are dresses worn by some of the world’s most stylish women – Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn – as well as contemporary fashion icons such as Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese, and Kate Moss. Vivid photographs, detailed diagrams, and biographies of the dresses’ designers make this an indispensable resource for brides, designers, stylists, wedding planners, or anyone interested in the extraordinary world of bridal couture.

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The Bride’s Instruction Manual

Bride's Instruction Manal

“The Bride’s Instruction Manual” trims away all the unnecessary frills and gets right down to business, offering the bride-to-be all the essential information she needs to know as she prepares for the Big Day. Author Carrie Denny, editor of Philadelphia’s “Elegant Weddings” magazine, gives brides a practical education in a lively, trustworthy voice, and the hilarious illustrations in the signature style of “Quirk’s Owner’s Manual” series set this book apart from others on the market. A handy appendix provides tear-out checklists, worksheets, and resource guides to keep you both on track and on budget.

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