A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration
If you are a DIY or budget bride, I seriously suggest this book! Even if you’re already married this book is a touching and helpful read (surely marriage is all around). The book covers a broad range of topics that will blow your mind. In fact, if you want to be sane and plan a wedding on a budget(medium or small) reading this book can make you less of a psychopath bridezilla. One of the quotes that really wraps up this book is one that holds deep impact. She says, “I will not remember what my wedding looked like; I will remember what it felt like.”
Meg goes on to help you face the bigger choices like the wedding venue and color scheme. She reaches deeper in a chapter called Battling the Myth of Tradition where she expresses her respect for traditions while encouraging you to make your own after all America is a place of liberation and creating new traditions.
Meg places importance on the things that matter most to you as a wedding couple when guiding you through the budget process, the planning, and even doing it yourself! She dedicates a larger portion of her book on DIY flowers that will help you create the best of the best on your big day with sanity in mind. I think my favorite point is that you should “do-it-together”. It turns DIY work into DIY fun. Doing it together is essential, you are going to need loved ones at your side in this important time of life. Her step by step DIY wedding advice gives you instructions based on her plentiful DIY flower experiences. She even used Blooms By the Box flowers at a friends wedding, and I would say that is pretty smart!
Here are some of the raving reviews on Amazon:
– “Most importantly, it will help you to shape your wedding into something that reflects you as a couple, and will guide you towards that goal in manageable steps while following the path of least resistance.”-Eliba
– “This well-written, thoughtful, empathic, humorous and tender guide to weddings and all that surrounds them is a wonderful book. It will work not only for the about-to-be-married but also for their families and friend” – Sara B. Day
– “This well-written, thoughtful, empathic, humorous and tender guide to weddings and all that surrounds them is a wonderful book. It will work not only for the about-to-be-married but also for their families and friends” – Anita Mishook
Click here to get the book on Amazon! Big thanks to Meg Keene for guiding us to a better wedding experience and preparation. Your DIY Wedding advice is much appreciated. We love you!