As we search the world for information about planning weddings and special events, we come across some great readings which we want to pass on to you.
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The Wedding Dress
, by Maria McBride-Mellinger
Beautiful collection of historic and contemporary wedding dresses.
Photo-journal style with accompanying text.
Emily Post's Weddings
, by Peggy Post
Emily Post's Weddings / Audio
, read by Peggy Post
For those who seek advice from the experts, Emily is a must!
Either of these makes a wonderful gift for a shower.
The Best Man's Handbook
, by James Grace (writer, lawyer and wedding junkie)
A witty collection of facts surrounding the responsibilities of
the best man. A great gift!
Groom's Survival Manual
, by Michael R. Perry, Linda Morrow, ed.
Indispensable advice on everything from buying a ring and getting the
marriage license to planning the perfect honeymoon. Engages the groom
in the process.
Mayo Clinic: Fitness for Everybody
, edited by Diane Dahm, M.D.
& Jay Smith, M.D.
Your guide to a life of fitness and health.
Mayo Clinic: Healthy Weight for Everybody, edited by Donald D. Hensrud, M.D.
Your guide to living healthier, and losing and maintaining weight.
How to Buy a Diamond
, by Fred Cuellar (Top diamond expert)
No-nonsense guide to seeking the stone for your most cherished ring.
Written by an adviser to AOL and Weddingpages.com.
Engagement & Wedding Rings: The Definitive Buying Guide for
People in Love
, by Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Well-illustrated volume covers diamonds, colored gems, and pearls.
Expert advice from respected gemologists.
Love Stories / Long Marriages
Wedding Days, When and How Great Marriages Began
, by Susan J. Gordan
366 stories of how extraordinary couples met, courted and wed.
A real celebration of marriage.
A More Perfect Union
, ed. by Virginia Hartman & Barbara Esstman
Poems and stories about the modern wedding.
Sacred Threshold, Rituals and Readings for a Wedding with Spirit
, by Gertrud Mueller Nelson & Christopher Witt
For the bride and groom who are searching for something more for
their wedding - not more as in grander or more lavish, but as in
more meaningful, gracious, and sacred.
Jefferson in Love, The Love Letters Between Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway
, by John P. Kaminski
Kaminski, a Jefferson scholar, collects and shares over 40 romantic
letters between Thomas and Maria, revealing something about Jefferson
as he pours out his heart in the midst of pre-revolutionary France.
Albert Einstein/Mileva Maric, The Love Letters
, ed. by Jurgen Renn and Robert Schulmann
This collection of 54 love letters offer a rare glimpse into Einstein's
relationship with his first wife while shedding light on his
intellectual development. Informative, entertaining and often very
moving, the collection captures for scientists and general readers
alike a little known yet crucial period in Einstein's life.
Love Letters, An Anthology of Passion
, conceived and compiled by Michelle Lovric
This book is a beautiful gift with facsimiles of real letters and
quotations from lovers' correspondence throughout the ages. It is
artfully arranged around paintings and line drawings with Victorian
flair. In the style of Griffin & Sabine, peak into love letters
Weddings From The Heart
, by Daphne Rose
Daphne Rose has been called the most spiritual writer on relationships
and weddings. She writes of the meaning behind the wedding ceremony
from non-traditional, spiritually-based readings.
By Recommendation Only: Party and Wedding Resource Guide to
the Greater San Francisco Bay Area
, Eighth Edition 2001-2002, by Johanna Kaestner and Melissa Wagner
What more can I say! You can really rely on the recommendations made
in this guide. Thoughtful research provides excellent advice.
Working Woman's Wedding Planner
, by Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy
Efficient planner - very complete.
Getting Hitched without a Hitch
, by Dona Chernoff Eichner
Keeping stress in perspective. This makes a wonderful engagement
gift. Fun to read, with good practical information.
Going to the Chapel, From Traditional to African-Inspired and
Everything In Between
Ultimate wedding guide for African-American couples by the editors of
Signature Bride Magazine.
Bridal Showers: 50 Great Ideas for a Perfect Shower
, by Sharon E. Dlugosch
Great inspirational ideas for planning a bridal shower.
Great Wedding Tips from the Experts
, by Robbi Ernst III and Cele Goldsmith Lalli
What every bride can learn from the most successful wedding planners.
Love, Marriage and Money, by Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine
This book provides excellent advice. One reader termed it
"a boot camp" guide for couples to treat each other as equals
in all decision making. The authors blend psychological, legal,
and financial information together for anyone about to say "I do!"
The Bridal Sanity Workbook, by Claire Hatch, our Relationship Columnist
e-book is your answer to the relationship problems that crop up when youâ€™re
engaged. Youâ€™ll find exercises that guide you to the right solutions.
The Good Marriage - How and Why Love Lasts
, by Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee
Celebrates couples who put effort into their marriages.
The rewards are history-making. This book is "a readable study of what makes a marriage good."
The Good Marriage - How and Why Love Lasts, audio
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
, by John M. Gottman
America's preeminent relationship expert shares the results of
his revolutionary findings to show couples how to create an
emotionally intelligent relationship and keep it on track.
, by Sally Killbridge and Mallory Samson
Photo-journal style with text by national award winning
photographer, Ms. Samson, in conjunction with Bride's Magazine
writer, Ms. Killbridge. Beautiful photos and stories. Great
ideas to be found.
, by Maria McBride-Mellinger
Great collection of floral designs with accompanying text,
including the history behind floral customs.
Offray - Glorious Weddings
, by Ellie Joos
A Charming collection of wedding customs and traditions with
ideas for beautiful ribbon designs to adorn your gown, your bag,
or the table.
, Nancy Davis (asst. editor of Modern Bride Magazine)
Photo-journal style showing traditions and ideas for the bride.
Tradition and Customs
African American Wedding Readings
, ed. By Tamara Nikoradse
Lovely book celebrating weddings in the African American tradition.
Weddings - Dating and Love Customs of Cultures World Wide
, by Carolyn Mordecai
This book is an inspirational bride's and groom's reference guide
to wedding planning, an insight into marriage customs from various
countries, and a record of present day marriage customs. It is
particularly helpful to those couples who are planning a mixed
A Bride Book of Wedding Traditions
, by Arlene Hamilton Stewart (1995)
We can read Emily Post to learn "what" to do, and this book by
Arlene Hamilton Stewart gives us the "why" behind wedding etiquette.
This wonderful book is easy to navigate, and delightful to read.
Wedding Wonders: Tales and Traditions, Customs & Curiosities
, by Kimberly Burton Allen (1996)
A wonderful gift for the wedding shower, this book provides tidbits
of information about the facts behind wedding customs and traditions.
Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides Spain
A complete, colorful guide featuring regional food, wine, music,
festivals, and accommodations.
Michelin The Green Guide Spain
Offers independent travelers cultural insight into the country.
Michelin The Red Guide Espana/Portugal
The Red Guides offer a range of carefully selected hotels and
restaurants. We have traveled with these well-known guides all
over Europe. They are easy to use.
Karen Brown's Spain
Charming inns and itineraries. Karen Brown and her team have selected
outstanding accommodations for you to experience. A wonderful
introduction to Spain and great itineraries make it an invaluable
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
Rick is an expert on Europe. Check out all the different books that
are available on Europe