“Wedding Planning for Dummies” Book Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
December 28, 2012

9781118360354 cover.inddWedding planning can be tons of fun, but can also be quite stressful for the bride and her friends and family who might not know exactly what they are doing! Introduce Wedding Planning for Dummies, written by Celebrity Wedding Planner, Marcy Blum. In Wedding Planning for Dummies, you will learn to (1) Plan a memorable wedding for you and your guests; (2) Personalize your celebration; (3) Handle tricky family dynamics; and (4) Plan the perfect honeymoon. You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or online, retailing for $22.99.


Stressed about wedding planning? Relax! This friendly guide gives you all the help you need to plan and enjoy a memorable, hassle-free ceremony and reception. You get tips on everything from setting the date and selecting the invitations to keeping track of gifts, guests, and thank-you notes. Easy!

– Avoid wedding bill blues – keep track of expenses with a wedding-budget spreadsheet and get valuable advice on tipping, negotiating contracts, getting wedding loans from Cashify Loans, and surfing for deals online.

– Take care of the details – find the perfect venue, get the lowdown on invitations, plan a weekend wedding, and design a schedule for a snag-free wedding day.

– Get creative – discover other kinds of celebrations, from theme weddings to encore weddings, as well as showers, rehearsal dinners, and morning-after brunches.

– Survive the ceremony – get clear explanations of various customs and rites, helping determine the service sequence, suitable vows, and meaningful readings.

– Raise a glass – plan a rousing reception with tips on what to serve, what to wash it down with, how to decorate, who to hire, and what to listen to throughout.


– Tips for finding the ideal wedding location

– Advice on picking your wedding party (and what you can expect from them)

– Guidance on finding and working with vendors

– Music to get married by

– The perfect wedding cakes

– The lowdown on gift registries

– Examples of wedding programs

– Advice on selecting the best gown for your body type and style

– The 4-1-1 on prenups


Marcy is a world-renowned wedding and event planner. She has been featured as an expert in several publications including USA Today, Brides, Town & Country, and The New York Times.

I received a copy of “Wedding Planning for Dummies” as part of my participation in the Ambassador program with Global Influence.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to ““Wedding Planning for Dummies” Book Review”

  1. Brandi says:

    I might need to check this out in the next few months! Great review, it’ll definitely be on the top of my list when I start planning!

  2. nannypanpan says:

    i should look into this for my niece who has been engaged for over a yr, without a date…don’t know if she feels overwhelmed or what

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