Even if you’re not planning a wedding anytime soon, you might like to flip through bridal magazines or even have a board on Pinterest that curates breathtaking shots of white dresses and honeymoon destinations and the prettiest rings that have ever been designed. It’s not a myth that lots of girls (and boys) plan their weddings way before they meet the person who’ll meet them at the other end of the aisle.
The Knot Yours Truly: Inspiration and Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding isn’t trying to rival those plans you’ve been jotting down in a journal for years. The book is a compendium of DIY touches that you can add to make your wedding a little more personal, a little more unique. It starts off with a series of questions for the prospective bride and groom to decide what kind of wedding they want – formal or festive, intimate or elaborate – and themes to make any choice reflect your new status as a couple. There are tips on colors to reflect a style, ways to incorporate your entertainment muse and ideas for incorporating or ignoring tradition to match your style. The Knot Yours Truly also includes beautiful pictures of weddings that show how some of these DIY projects work in real life.
Personally, I don’t think I would want to add craft-making to a wedding to-do list but the ideas are ones that you could also pass on to a professional if you have the cash but not the skills or time to execute it yourself. But anyone could prepare the petal bar pictured above and the embellishments below are simple to add to give store-bought or web-ordered invitations an extra oomph.
Some of the ideas in this book could be adopted for a baby shower or a housewarming or a let’s- celebrate-life party but The Knot will be its most useful as a resource for the event to mark your foray into coupledom. Alternatively, if someone you know is planning to get hitched, passing this book on to them could help you score an invitation to their big day and might even get you bridesmaid duty. So proceed with caution.
- Title: The Knot Yours Truly: Inspiration and Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding
- Author: Carley Roney
- Pages: 239
- Format: Trade Paperback
I received a free copy of the book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. As you know, I am not planning a wedding (right now) but I do have a friend who’s getting married this year and I shared this book with her and she already tabbed off some ideas that she wants to try so The Knot, Yours Truly looks like a great resource. You should flip through it yourself and see what you think.
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