When I got engage the first thing I did was go to the bookstore and stack my arms with Wedding Magazines.
Since it was an off-the-shelf purchase, the lot of five wedding magazines cost me $40.00. That was a hefty price tag considering a subscription would cut the cost by at least 75% off retail.
But I was excited and so a mere $40 bucks was not a big deal. I was sure there would be plenty more wedding items that would put a much bigger dent in my finances. So why worry?
Once I flipped over the magazines and got through the advertisements and honeymoon travel suggestions, the sections where it truly mattered, like receiving wedding inspiration and getting great advice was a really tiny portion of the publication. I felt jipped and that was not okay.
In fact, I had since purchased several books and more specialized magazines that provided the needed resources.
My wedding was set in a winery/vineyard, so I was able to have a indoor candlelit ‘barrel’ room wedding ceremony (think of Monica and Chandler’s wedding ceremony in ‘Friends’), a vineyard outdoor cocktails and photography session outdoors, and then a romantic indoor dining. It was a little bit of both.
Looking back on the experience as my first foray into wedding planning, I wish I had someone give me the expert tips and advice. But since I do not plan to have a wedding again, the best thing to do is to play that adviser role and refer my readers to the best resources out there.
Such is the case with The Knot Outdoor Weddings.
If you have your heart set on an Outdoor Wedding, then this book is a must have purchase for you!
Inside The Knot Outdoor Weddings are amazing photographs coupled with fantastic advice and ideas for an outdoor wedding.
It has 288 pages in a full of 8 x 10 dimension that displays fantastic wedding spreads and resources that will help you plan the big day! You will love the display of different outdoor venues, gorgeous blooms, and real-life wedding scenes.
And what to do once you are done? Keep this gorgeous book as a coffee table item so you could peruse it once in awhile and still be inspired for any outdoor special event you may want to do!
Here’s some more info on this book:
Title: The Knot Outdoor Weddings
Author: Carley Roney and the Editors of The Knot
The romance of an outdoor wedding is undeniable.
In any outdoor setting—beach or backyard, vineyard or mountaintop—the couple has unlimited opportunity to personalize their day and create unforgettable ambience. The 50 real weddings featured in The Knot Outdoor Weddings were inspired by twinkling lights and cityscapes, fresh herbs and countryside farmers’ markets, shells and the sea, mountain peaks and endless vistas. . . . These gorgeous celebrations reveal the keys to making the most of your setting’s natural beauty, while infusing it with special, meaningful touches that are all your own.
The Knot Outdoor Weddings also includes location-specific planning advice for the details of your event, such as attire, color palettes, stationery, menu, and favors, as well as considerations for perfecting your plan B and keeping guests comfortable in any weather.