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.
This book is AMAZING!! I love how it is organized
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!
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.
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.
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
By abigail cohen on January 7, 2015
Glamorous, informative, cheeky, irreverent AND possibly the best 'guide' and go to for any future nuptial planning...
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.
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.
Dr. Richard Hansler
Dr. Miles Berry
boobs jobs www.aurora-clinics.co.uk
Annee de Mamiel
facial acupuncture www.demamiel.com
Dr Mitchell Schwartz
botox and liposuction www.dorsetstreetdermatology.com
Clairol's Marcy Cona
home hair color www.clairol.com
Dr Thomas Connelly
bad breath www.drconnelly.com
cellulite, detox and skin
Dr Debra Jaliman
acne, beauty sleep, botox, liposuction and skin www.drjaliman.com
Dr. Robert Gotkin
manicures and nail health www.jennahipp.com
Chris and Heidi Powell
acne, beauty, cellulite, skin and weight loss www.marieclaire.com
Dr. Jonathan Levine
teeth whitening www.gloscience.com
tattoos and how to cover them www.mizziemakeup.com
tattoo removal www.removeyourtattoodc.com
acne and allergies www.rodericklane.co.uk
detox, eyelashes and manicures www.edenbyedensassoon.com
male grooming www.dianaschmidtke.com
Dr Daniel Sister
Dr. Han Lee
weight loss and confidence www.marisapeer.com
acne and detox www.theorganicpharmacy.com
juicing and detox www.juicemaster.com
health and beauty
clothes, accessories and jewelry
fun and staying sane
Dr. Herbert Benson
funny films www.nevpierce.com
alcohol and cocktails www.themodernmixologist.com
DIY cakes www.thekitchn.com
cotton candy www.fluffpop.com
food trucks www.roaminghunger.com
gluten-free cakes www.erinmckennasbakery.com
Champagne, wine and anniversaries www.jennifersimonetti.com
Paula LeDuc Fine Catering
hors d'ouvres and catering www.urbanpalate.com
food and drink
Corey Ann Balazowich
unplugged weddings www.coreyann.com
butterfly release www.naba.org
green weddings www.greenbrideguide.com
Dr. Kevin McGowan
rice and birds www.birds.cornell.edu
interfaith weddings www.interfaithfamily.com
Bec Astley Clarke
engagement rings and jewelry www.astleyclarke.com
Christie's Clare Borthwick
accessories and vintage www.christies.com
Victor Chu how to choose and walk in high heels www.legworkclasses.com
Nordstrom bridal director Shea Jensen
dresses, stains and underwear
diamonds, gems and engagement rings www.antoinettematlins.com
on engagement rings and jewelry www.martinkatz.com
bespoke jewelry www.hattierickards.com
dress codes and dresses @taraswennen instgram.com/taraswennenlifeinstyle
BHLDN's Nicole Sewall
dresses and getting the most out of store appointments www.stpucchi.com
storing dresses and removing stains www.cameocleaners.com
on DJs www.scratchweddings.com
Ann Kline on music and choirs
on choirs www.wedding-choir.com
on invitations and stationery www.cecinewyork.com
on paperless stationery www.paperlesspost.com
Eunice and Sabrina Moyle
on stationery www.hellolucky.com
on calligraphy www.annerobbin.com
on invitations and stationery www.poundingmillpress.com
centerpieces, boutonnieres and flowers www.hollyflora.com
wreaths, centerpieces, bouquets, flowers and fun www.lewismillerdesign.com
petals and confetti www.flyboynaturals.com
flowers and corsages www.peartreeflowers.com
Thayer Allyson Gowdy
photography and putting together your wedding album www.thayergowdy.com
choosing a photographer www.lizbanfield.com
engagement photographs www.melbarlowandco.com
photography, Photoshop and planning www.delesieblog.com
photography and toasts & speeches www.briandorseystudios.com
photography and posture www.ianmartinphotography.com
seating plans www.socialtables.com
decor, destination weddings, being a host, place cards, seating plans, wedding planners and the just one thing you need to know
LGBT weddings www.14stories.com
escort cards, host, seating plan, emotion and the perfect wedding, wedding planners www.taraguerardsoiree.com
cutting costs, emergency kit and wedding porn
gay weddings www.theriversidechurchny.org
peeing with a wedding dress on, decor, cash, escort cards, tipping, trends, weather, and the unexpected
cutting costs and traditions www.feteny.com
bad behaviour, ceremony, checklists, outdoor weddings, vendors, vows, and planners www.weddingsinvieques.com
bridesmaids, toasts, escort cards, and tripping www.batonnyc.com
budgets and calling it off www.amynichols.com
cake-cutting etiquette, cutting costs, time out and seating plans
DM Events NY
on receptions, seating plans and etiquette www.dmeventsny.com
what not to do www.lisavorce.com
wedding websites www.blissandbone.com
planning & receptions
décor, destination weddings, being a host, place cards, seating plans, wedding planners and the just one thing you need to know www.davidbeahm.com
color, style and decor www.kellywearstler.com
on decor, guest lists and emergency kits www.inanyeventny.com
destination weddings www.michelleragoltd.com
on upgrades and the mile high club www.virgin-atlantic.com
destination weddings & honeymoons
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
forever, fuck! www.jasongood.net
Dr. Marty Klein
Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Romain
counselling and marriage
Yvonne Thomas phd
jealousy, stepchildren, and arguments www.yvonnephomasphd.com
sex and swinging www.theotherdanielstern.com
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
on color, style and decor www.kellywearstler.com
on decor, guest lists and emergency kits www.inanyeventny.com
Eunice and Sabrina Moyle
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
OVER 150 EXPERTS IN THIS BOOK!
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!