Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget (Bridal Bargains)
Bridal Bargains Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget - Bridal Bargains Author:Denise Fields, Alan Fields Wedding experts Denise and Alan Fields say it isnt necessary to spend the nationwide average of 11 months of planning and $20,000 for a fabulous wedding. In this new edition of the bridal bargain bible, they outline specific budgets for beautiful weddings that cost a fraction of the average price. This edition includes reviews and ratings ... more »of more than 50 new bridal gown designers, tips on surfing the Web and saving on honeymoon costs, and a guide to the best online wedding bargains in the aftermath of the dot-com shake-up. The authors explode the "three costly myths" about wedding catering, show how to negotiate a great deal on a ceremony and reception site, and point prospective brides and grooms toward savings on invitations, flowers, wedding videos, entertainment, and more. Illustrations are also included in this latest edition of the best-selling book on weddings.« less
i must have ordered about 35 books on paperback swap for weddings ALONE!!! this one is the BEST EVER. i got rid of half of the ones i ordered, put the other half in the top of my closet to read later, but i read this one from COVER to COVER! GREAT book!!!
Deb G. reviewed Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget (Bridal Bargains) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
The book claims to save the reader at least $500 on your wedding and even backs it up with a money back guarantee. This book saved me well over $1000!!! Many, many, many secrets of the "wedding trade" and how to be upscale still on a budget and without cutting corners! This book is HIGHLY reccomended reading/resource for anyone planning their own wedding & celebration!
If you have a fortune to spend, skip this book. If you want to keep your parents and your partner out of deep debt and still have the wedding of your dreams, this is THE book for wedding planning. Lots of eye-opening facts about the "Wedding Industry." Lots of common sense ideas. Lots of fun to read.
The national best seller the wedding industry does NOT want you to read! Bridal Bargains teaches couples all the tricks to saving money on a wedding-and how to avoid pitfalls and scams. With the average wedding costing in excess of $20,000, Bridal Bargains is the solution to tying the knot without breaking the bank. I saved a considerable amount and still had a beautiful wedding with the help of this book!!
This was the very best resource I found for wedding planning- not only does it contain info on budgeting, but it contains very practical info on how to make sure you are getting the quality good/ services you want, with "insider" tips on how to avoid pitfalls and unnecessary mark-ups.
This book is fantastic that has been extensively researched. The book is concrete and has useful resources for a couple that would like to have a beautiful wedding on a realistic budget. I highly recommend this book!
maguro - reviewed Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget (Bridal Bargains) on + 6 more book reviews
One of the best books I have found so far on weddings. The book is about how to shop smart and find great deals wedding expenses, and also about how to avoid the scams that vendors often try to pull, knowing that weddings are full of novice buyers and generally don't create any form of repeat business.
This book is a fantastic wake-up call to budgeting realistically for a wedding and a wonderful counter-balance to all the magazines and books that try to push your emotional buttons, gushing about this "once in a lifetime experience" and the "wedding you have always dreamed of" and so on and so forth--- in an effort to manipulate your dreams so that you will try to come up with unrealistic amounts of money to do whatever you think it is that everybody else is doing. It is about finding the right questions to ask to know the fees that places will end up charging you so that you know before you commit to anything. It is about finding ways to create the wedding you want by shopping smart and knowing where to look-- and even about saving money for your guests and the people you love. While I wouldn't use it as guide for finding creative wedding ideas, it is a fabulous way to grab some really practical ideas and tips about how to get from point A to point B--- without becoming a financial black hole.