Book Review: The Wedding A to Z by Linda Hampshire and Karina El-Hakkaoui

Posted January 19, 2015 by love2dazzle in Non-Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Harlequin Teen, Penguin Random House LLC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Wedding A to Z by Linda Hampshire and Karina El-HakkaouiThe Wedding A to Z by Linda HampshireKarima El-Hakkaoui
Published by Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony, Random House LLC on December 23rd 2014
Genres: Family & Relationships, Marriage & Long Term Relationships, Personal & Practical Guides, Reference, Weddings
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Harlequin Teen, Penguin Random House LLC
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Answers to every one of your burning bridal and wedding planning questions, from the experts who have seen it allDoes anyone really care about favors? Will the sky fall in if you ask for cash? How far in advance should you start a healthy skin regime (or Botox, if you're tempted)? How do you uninvite a guest?Inside you'll find the real scoop--and tons of other witty, practical planning info, creative ideas, and sanity-saving advice from top wedding professionals, doctors, celebrities, and magazine editors such as style icon Kelly Wearstler, weight loss gurus Heidi and Chris Powell, and cake designer Ron Ben-Israel.300+ topics, including:*Alcohol*Budget*Ceremony*DIY*Fitness*Makeup*Photography*Pushy people*Registries*Sex*Stress*Style

“The Wedding A to Z” is a great book to be used as a reference guide. I find it hard to use to actually plan a wedding. I am currently planning my own wedding and as this book may be fun to read, I think that it is a little difficult with it being set up more like a reference guide than a self help book.

I think some parts have great advice and then other parts feel like there could have been more information so it had a very incomplete feel. I feel like this book really should just be used as a reference and not as an actual planning book. I am not totally sure if the authors meant it as a planning book or just as a fun guide. It would have been better if it had step by step advice on how to go through the wedding process. The format is kind of cool but the different sized fonts is a little irritating to me. It is irritating to me because it just doesn’t seem to fit together on every page.

My biggest question is why do some parts have long explanations and advice on things and other parts have very little information. I like how much advice that I was able to get out of the book, I just wish it was a little easier to read and of course explained a little bit more of the the information. this book may be easy for those that have planned their wedding before, but for those that haven’t ever planned a wedding it isn’t as helpful as it may seem. I think I will still use this book to reference some of my questions.


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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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