5.0 out of 5 stars

Perfect Guide For The Special Bride-to-be!!!

By Aimee on January 11, 2015

I got my hands on the cutest little companion for the Bride-to-be called The Wedding A-Z Everything You Need To Know and Stuff You Never Thought to Ask by Linda Hampshire and Karima El-Hakkaoui. This is over 300 pages of tons and tons of little helpful tips and advice on a variety of topics to help one prepare for any type of wedding. This book is filled with so many tidbits about seriously "Stuff You Never Thought To Ask". This book goes from one point to beyond, it pretty much covers everything from Alcohol, Vows, Myths, Marriage license, to Haggling, Annoying guests, Jealousy, Acne, Plastic surgery and so much more in between and beyond.

The topics and points are sometimes only a few sentences and some are more elaborate with great depth of explanation. This little book is so perfect and fun for someone you know that will be walking down the aisle to their soul-mate or for you, getting ready yourself! There is so much to prepare for that one special day so there a lot of thought, blood, sweat and tears that goes into it but it doesn't have to stress you to the max because the most important thing is to love and cherish that day and start your new life as someones wife.

This book is not the only kind of wedding book that you will need to prepare but it is very helpful and gives you great ideas to explore in-depth with more research. The book is meant to be fun, a slight tongue-in-cheek, and a short guide to direct you towards the most special day that you will have up to that point.

What is great about this cute little pink book is that is is not all traditional, yes there is a lot of traditional customs but also it brings a flair of modernity for every type of wedding or marriage. There are topics of eloping, destination weddings, gay and lesbian weddings, and a cute traditional and modern Anniversary gift list for down the line. The book taught me that you can ask the President to write you a congratulations letter on your 50th Anniversary, how cool is that? Get this book, just for the fun tidbits; to leave by your bedside to relax after a stressful day of planning your dream wedding, it could bring you some peace. This book is perfect for my up-and-coming marriage to my soul-mate in 2015, so I found it quite interesting and fun.

Help yourself get ready with seriously everything from A-Z and you will think to yourself, "I never thought of that!"

*This book was given to me for an honest review from Blogging for Books. The opinions and comments of this book are my own and I was no way influenced by this review.

5.0 out of 5 stars

This book is AMAZING!! I love how it is organized

By emolie on February 28, 2015

I am getting married in August, and wedding planning is more than I bargained for! Thankfully, I was provided with a free copy of The Wedding A to Z by Linda Hampshire and Karima El-Hakkaoui from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review. This book is AMAZING!! I love how it is organized by letter of the alphabet - it makes it fun and so much less overwhelming to read about wedding stuff. It also is so comprehensive! It addresses all the major issues, but touches on things I would not have thought about. I am so glad I have this book - it has become my wedding bible! I read it all, but I also refer to it when we are planning certain things. I recommend this book for every bride, makes a great gift, too!

5.0 out of 5 stars

A bit of everything!

By The Bohemian Housewife on March 7, 2015

Linda Hampshire and Karima El-Hakkaoui really did cover EVERYTHING you would need to know while planning a wedding. It was not only helpful, but, entertaining as well. This book seriously leaves no stone unturned and will help ease your mind and let you get some beauty sleep for you big day! This book offers advice and tips from wedding professionals, doctors, and celebrities. My first thought about this book was, “Oooh, what a pretty pink” then I actually got to read it and wow, this book is so helpful, insightful, and witty. With over 300 pages that go over every detail in wedding planning, if something is missing on your big day…you did it on purpose.

Everything is categorized alphabetically and it literally has entries from A to Z: it covers tasks for your maid of honor and best man, how to involve parents in the big day, what to do if you don’t have a present father or what to do if (like me) you have a father and a step-father in your life. There isn’t a problem big or small that this book doesn’t include. Of course, it will give you tips for your dress, invites, vows, budget, registries, favors, and flowers…but it also gives you tips for things you didn’t think were necessary to think of, such as: alcohol, myths, marriage license, haggling, annoying/uninvited guests, jealousy, acne, plastic surgery, Botox, stress, and so much in between. This fantastic book also gives tips and advice for eloping, destination weddings, gay and lesbian weddings, traditional and modern weddings. It even gives advice for future anniversary gifts!

If you or someone you know is stressing out or about to have a mental break down about all the little (and big) details of their wedding or maybe you’re just really into pinning wedding things for your someday wedding, either way, I would highly recommend this book. I give this book a 5/5

The book was received in exchange for an honest review.

5.0 out of 5 starsI

Love the hot pink cover & the book size

By chelsiefletcheron January 23, 2015

The Wedding A to Z is such a cute book. I love the hot pink cover & the book size is perfect traveling too. I happened to have taken mine as a carry on from my Maui to Colorado trip. Now it occupies my night stand. Then when flipping through pages, I must say they are pretty awesome too. The Wedding A to Z literally has everything that you need to know from A to Z.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Fun Book

By Oak Tree on January 11, 2015

If you are getting married soon – or just checking out a bunch of wedding boards on Pinterest – The Wedding A to Z: Everything You Need to Know…and Stuff You Never Thought to Ask by Linda Hampshire and Karima El-Hakkaoui covers a wide variety of wedding related topics.

I enjoyed reading this book, because it is about weddings and is just plain fun to read (or even browse). The authors talk about a lot of different topics, and some of the things I had never even thought much about before.

If you are planning on having an incredibly traditional wedding, this probably is not the book for you, because the authors encourage brides-to-be to make choices based on what feels right, not necessarily what their grandmothers chose for their weddings. This book is also not a stand-alone wedding book; it covers a lot of topics, but other books would probably explain wedding related things in much more detail. However, this book is still a great asset, and would be great to own in addition to a lengthier wedding planning book.

I am giving the book five stars because it was fun to read, and it gave me a lot of great ideas!

I received a copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review

5.0 out of 5 stars

Irreverent AND possibly the best 'guide' and go to for any future nuptial planning

By abigail cohen on January 7, 2015

Glamorous, informative, cheeky, irreverent AND possibly the best 'guide' and go to for any future nuptial planning...

5.0 out of 5 stars

Stress-free wedding help

By Rotem Hinkison April 22, 2015

Such a sweet and quirky book but with so much information! Whenever I feel stressed about my wedding, I come back to this book and feel relaxed.

5.0 out of 5 stars

A visual wonder on weddings

By Captain Sinbadon April 6, 2015

A very comprehensive book with wonderful facts, insights and inspiration. There is a certain joy you only get from picking up a book. The book is a visual wonder and makes it very easy to read and reference.

The answers to over 300 bridal questions, answered by 150 experts. Practical and creative advice on everything from ceremonies, dresses, flowers and photography to beauty, style, stress, budgets, guests, managing modern families and asking for cash. It's fun, it's honest, and it's everything you need to know.

"I am so glad I have this book - it has become my wedding bible! I recommend this book for every bride, makes a great gift, too!..." EMOLIE

Dr. Richard Hansler

insomnia www.lowbluelights.com

Mandy Aftel

scent www.aftelier.com

Dr. Miles Berry

boobs jobs www.aurora-clinics.co.uk

Amanda Birch

facials www.beautybyamandabirch.com


makeup www.blushington.com

Annee de Mamiel

facial acupuncture www.demamiel.com

Dr Mitchell Schwartz

botox and liposuction www.dorsetstreetdermatology.com

Angela Chalmers

allergies www.boots.com

Clairol's Marcy Cona

home hair color www.clairol.com

Dr Thomas Connelly

bad breath www.drconnelly.com

Tracey Cunningham

hair www.mechesalonla.com

Amanda Griggs

cellulite, detox and skin

Dr Debra Jaliman

acne, beauty sleep, botox, liposuction and skin www.drjaliman.com

Landy Dean

eyebrows www.landydean.com

Robert Gerstner

scent www.aedes.com

Dr. Dot

massage www.drdot.com

Dr. Robert Gotkin

liposuction www.cosmetiquemd.com

Jenna Hipp

manicures and nail health www.jennahipp.com

Chris and Heidi Powell

fitness, weight loss and personal trainers www.heidipowell.net, www.chrispowell.com

Erin Flaherty

acne, beauty, cellulite, skin and weight loss www.marieclaire.com

Nichola Joss

self-tanning www.nicholajoss.com

Dr. Jonathan Levine

teeth whitening www.gloscience.com

Francis Kurkdjian

scent www.franciskurkdjian.com

Mizzie Logan

tattoos and how to cover them www.mizziemakeup.com

Ken Saler

tattoo removal www.removeyourtattoodc.com

Roderick Lane

acne and allergies www.rodericklane.co.uk

Eden Sassoon

detox, eyelashes and manicures www.edenbyedensassoon.com

Eric Paskel

yoga www.electricsoulyoga.com

Diana Schmidtke

male grooming www.dianaschmidtke.com

Dr Daniel Sister

Botox www.drdanielsister.com

Dr. Han Lee

antiperspirant www.compdermcenter.com

Alyssa Harad

scent www.alyssaharad.com

Marie Robinson

hair www.marierobinsonsalon.com

Bastien Gonzalez

pedicure www.bastiengonzalez.com

Marisa Peer

weight loss and confidence www.marisapeer.com

Margo Marrone

acne and detox www.theorganicpharmacy.com

Jason Vale

juicing and detox www.juicemaster.com

Amanda Wright

make-up www.amandawright.co.uk


health and beauty

 clothes, accessories and jewelry

fun and staying sane

Dr. Herbert Benson

meditation www.bensonhenryinstitute.org

Ron Culberson

fun www.ronculberson.com

Aubrey Day

films www.aubreyday.com

Lisa Moricoli-Latham

drugs www.lisalatham.com

Shellie Goldstein

acupuncture www.hamptonsacupuncture.com 

Nev Pierce

funny films www.nevpierce.com


Tony Abou-Ganim

alcohol and cocktails www.themodernmixologist.com



Ron Ben-Israel

cakes www.weddingcakes.com

Faith Durand

DIY cakes www.thekitchn.com


cotton candy www.fluffpop.com

Martin Riese

water www.martin-riese.com

Roaming Hunger

food trucks www.roaminghunger.com

Mary Maher

cakes www.thecakegirls.com

Erin McKenna

gluten-free cakes www.erinmckennasbakery.com

Renato Poliafito

cakes www.bakednyc.com

Candace Nelson

cupcakes www.sprinkles.com

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Champagne, wine and anniversaries www.jennifersimonetti.com

Matt Simpson

beer www.thebeerexpert.com

Greggy Soriano

cakes www.greggysoriano.com

Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

catering www.paulaleduc.com

Urban Palate

hors d'ouvres and catering www.urbanpalate.com



food and drink

Arielle Angel

ketubahs www.ketuvketubah.com

Corey Ann Balazowich

unplugged weddings www.coreyann.com

Andrea Cohen

chuppahs www.chuppahstudio.com

Jeffrey Glassberg

butterfly release www.naba.org

Kate Harrison

green weddings www.greenbrideguide.com

Dr. Kevin McGowan

rice and birds www.birds.cornell.edu

Lindsey Silken

interfaith weddings www.interfaithfamily.com


Rebecca Apsan

lingerie www.thelittleflirt.com

Bec Astley Clarke

engagement rings and jewelry www.astleyclarke.com

Christie's Clare Borthwick

accessories and vintage www.christies.com

Kelly Christy

hats www.kellychristiehats.net

Victor Chu how to choose and walk in high heels www.legworkclasses.com

Nordstrom bridal director Shea Jensen

dresses www.nordstromweddings.com

Carmen Haid

vintage www.carmenhaid.com

Clare Mukherjee

dresses, stains and underwear


Antoinette Matlins

diamonds, gems and engagement rings www.antoinettematlins.com

Martin Katz

on engagement rings and jewelry www.martinkatz.com

Hattie Rickards

bespoke jewelry www.hattierickards.com

Tara Swennen

dress codes and dresses @taraswennen instgram.com/taraswennenlifeinstyle

Cameron Silver

vintage www.cameronsilver.com, www.decadesinc.com

Leimomi Oakes

white www.thedreamstress.com

Asia Smaga

corsets www.enderlegard.com

Desirée Lederer

accessories www.desireelederer.com

BHLDN's Nicole Sewall

veils www.bhldn.com

Rani Totman

dresses and getting the most out of store appointments www.stpucchi.com

Charlie Tuzzi

storing dresses and removing stains www.cameocleaners.com


Scratch Weddings

on DJs www.scratchweddings.com

Ann Kline on music and choirs

Joanna Stephens

on choirs www.wedding-choir.com




Ceci Johnson

on invitations and stationery www.cecinewyork.com

Alexa Hirshfeld

on paperless stationery www.paperlesspost.com

Eunice and Sabrina Moyle

on stationery www.hellolucky.com

Anne Robbin

on calligraphy www.annerobbin.com

Ming Thompson

on invitations and stationery www.poundingmillpress.com

Holly Flora

centerpieces, boutonnieres and flowers www.hollyflora.com

Lewis Miller

wreaths, centerpieces, bouquets, flowers and fun www.lewismillerdesign.com

Flyboy Naturals

petals and confetti www.flyboynaturals.com

Liza Lubell

flowers and corsages www.peartreeflowers.com

Larsen Jay

recycling  www.randomactsofflowers.org



Thayer Allyson Gowdy

photography and putting together your wedding album www.thayergowdy.com

Liz Banfield

choosing a photographer www.lizbanfield.com

Mel Barlow

engagement photographs www.melbarlowandco.com

Mariah Ashley

photography www.snapri.com

Aaron Delesie

photography, Photoshop and planning www.delesieblog.com

Brian Dorsey

photography and toasts & speeches www.briandorseystudios.com

Miguel Fairbanks

photography www.miguelfairbanks.com

Justin Lee

photography www.justinleephotography.com

Joel Serrato

videography www.joelserratofilms.com

Corbin Gurkin

photography www.corbingurkin.com

Ian Martin

photography and posture www.ianmartinphotography.com




Michael Simon

photography www.michaelsimonphoto.com



Dan Berger

seating plans www.socialtables.com

David Beahm

decor, destination weddings, being a host, place cards, seating plans, wedding planners and the just one thing you need to know www.davidbeahm.com

Bernadette Coveney-Smith

LGBT weddings www.14stories.com

Tara Guérard

escort cards, host, seating plan, emotion and the perfect wedding, wedding planners www.taraguerardsoiree.com

Sarai Flores

cutting costs, emergency kit and wedding porn www.signaturemexico.com

Angela Gregory

gay weddings www.theriversidechurchny.org

Annie Lee

peeing with a wedding dress on, decor, cash, escort cards, tipping, trends, weather, and the unexpected www.daughterofdesign.com

Jung Lee

cutting costs and traditions  www.feteny.com

Ira Levy

lighting www.levylighting.com

Sandy Malone

bad behaviour, ceremony, checklists, outdoor weddings, vendors, vows, and planners www.weddingsinvieques.com

Angie Nevarez

bridesmaids, toasts, escort cards, and tripping www.batonnyc.com

Amy Nichols

budgets and calling it off www.amynichols.com

Cassandra Santor

cake-cutting etiquette, cutting costs, time out and seating plans www.cassandrasantor.com

DM Events NY

on receptions, seating plans and etiquette www.dmeventsny.com

Julie Skarratt

emergency kits www.julieskarratt.com

Lisa Vorce

what not to do www.lisavorce.com

Mystic Medusa

astrology www.mysticmedusa.com

Susan Miller

astrology www.astrologyzone.com

Cindy Skanderup

wedding websites www.blissandbone.com

Renée Strauss

bridesmaids www.reneestrauss.com

Andrew Partridge

tents www.sperrytents.com



planning & receptions

David Beahm

décor, destination weddings, being a host, place cards, seating plans, wedding planners and the just one thing you need to know  www.davidbeahm.com

Kelly Wearstler

color, style and decor www.kellywearstler.com

Leslie Price

on decor, guest lists and emergency kits www.inanyeventny.com



Michelle Rago

destination weddings www.michelleragoltd.com

Virgin Atlantic

on upgrades and the mile high club www.virgin-atlantic.com


destination weddings & honeymoons

Macy's Susan Bertelsen

registry www.macys.com

Sara Margulis

registry www.honeyfund.com



relationships and sex

Dr. Laura Berman

marriage and sex www.laurabermanphd.com

Professor Thomas Bradbury

compromise and calling it off www.marriage.psych.ucla.edu

Dr. Jane Greer

attraction, calling it off, expectations and marriage www.drjanegreer.com

Jason Good

forever, fuck!  www.jasongood.net

Dr. Marty Klein

virgins www.martyklein.com

Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Romain

counselling and marriage


Yvonne Thomas phd

jealousy, stepchildren, and arguments www.yvonnephomasphd.com



Daniel Stern

sex and swinging www.theotherdanielstern.com



David Beahm

on decor, destination weddings, being a host, place cards, seating plans, wedding planners and the just one thing you need to know www.davidbeahm.com

Kelly Wearstler

on color, style and decor www.kellywearstler.com

Leslie Price

on decor, guest lists and emergency kits www.inanyeventny.com



Scratch Weddings

DJs www.scratchweddings.com

Joanna Stephens

choirs www.wedding-choir.com



Ceci Johnson

invitations and stationery www.cecinewyork.com

Alexa Hirshfeld

paperless stationery www.paperlesspost.com

Eunice and Sabrina Moyle

stationery www.hellolucky.com

Anne Robbin

calligraphy www.annerobbin.com

Ming Thompson

invitations and stationery www.poundingmillpress.com

"Glamorous, informative, cheeky, irreverent AND possibly the best 'guide' and go to for any future nuptial planning..." ABIGAIL COHEN


Experts you'll find in THE WEDDING A TO Z

We asked the best of the best for the advice every bride really needs to know. You'll find all 150 of these amazing people below, grouped into categories. If you'd like to know more about what they do, just click on the links!