15+ BOOKS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR A BRIDE TO BE
I don’t know about you but I absolutely love receiving a book as a gift, to me it’s one of the most personal presents because the gift giver has really thought about whether or not you would like the book, and have decided that you would! Now all you have to do is curl up, get cosy with a cup of tea and enjoy your new read! It’s super relaxing and thoughtful! Anyway, we thought it would fun to put together a list of perfect books for a bride to be, whether that’s you and you want to add a few of these to your Christmas list or just treat yourself! Or whether you know somebody getting married and you want to treat them with one of these reads! Here’s our faves…
Of course I had to kick off the list with our fellow bridal blogger Kat’s book! This is the ultimate guide for alternative brides and it is PACKED full of incredible advice, epic inspiration and is hands down the most refreshing of all of the wedding books out there, it’s a must for the modern bride, trust us! Plus how freaking beautiful is that gonna look on the coffee table?!
And while we’re in the spirit of supporting our fellow bloggers, the team over at Rock My Wedding also have an incredible book for brides, I remember reading this one and thinking ‘gosh this is all so darn beautiful, and the ‘suggested questions’ section is super helpful for brides that are feeling a bit lost amongst all of the planning!
“An unfiltered guide to being a bride” This hilarious book is filled with advice covered in wit and charm! We all know wedding planning can get a little stressful sometimes but this book by comedian Jamie Lee is the perfect way to bring things back into perspective and give brides a good laugh in the process!
Even though this book isn’t targeted specifically for brides, (it’s more tailored towards parties) there is an entire chapter on weddings and I know that the rest of the advice can definitely be applied to your big day! Besides, you can imagine how perfectly pretty all the DIYs in this book are!
5.I do but I don’t
If you’re looking for a ‘thank god it’s not just me feeling this way’ book then this is it! It’s a must read for bride’s who are wondering why it’s easy to lose your head during wedding planning! It’s refreshing, open and honest, grab this book to stop yourself form going nuts amongst all the organising!
I had this book for YEARS sat on my coffee table, it’s one of those incredible pretty books that is filled with really gorgeous weddings. Definitely geared towards ‘larger budget’ weddings I would say, but don’t let that stop you, it’s still so easy to take inspiration and ideas from parts of these weddings and turn it into your own!
This was hands down my favourite book that I read this year! A memoir all about the ups and downs of love, searching for love, finding it, losing it, finding it again, realising your friends are there throughout and that actually love comes in all shapes and sizes! It’s the perfect feel good book to say goodbye to being a single gal and also a book that we can all relate to (and laugh along with) on so many levels!
Don’t be put off by the cover, a friend of mine actually recommended this book to me and I’m so glad she did! It was really interesting and honestly such a perfect gift for a couple, since it’s essentially a guide about love and communication! Relationship therapy right here in one book packed with advice on how to treat each other depending on which love language you respond best to!
This book really reminds me of Sex & The City, in the sense that the author reflects on weddings through her friends marriages, she talks about the various weddings she’s attended over the years, how they made her feel (we all know that weddings tend to make you reflect on your own life right?!) and all the mishaps and fun that happened along the way!
This was a fun book to read and I totally loved it! I would even recommend this as a fun honeymoon book! The story is about a man and woman who get stuck in an elevator together, the guy does not have a date to his ex’s wedding and on a whim the woman stuck in the lift with him agrees to go as his date! I’m sure you can guess what happens next but needless to say it’s a romantic and adorable read with a good dose of sass!
If you’re looking for a refreshing way to think about marriage and read an open and realistic book then this is the one for you! It’s honest about how marriage can be tough and highlights the good parts, the bad parts, and the ugly parts in a fun and enlightening way!
This book will have you laughing from cover to cover! It pokes light hearted fun at the wedding industry and how easy it is to become a bridezilla, trust me when I say this is the perfect book for the bride who doesn’t take herself too seriously! There are some great pages for the groom to be too!
This fun, light hearted book is all about 3 women who feel like everyone they know is getting married. Weekend after weekend they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper and eat tiny sandwiches and cakes, while drinking champagne by the case! This book follows their three lives and shows the effects and thoughts weddings can make you have about your life!
Remember Eat Pray Love? Man I loved that book. Well this is the follow up! To be completely honest with you I haven’t read this one yet but I’m adding it straight to my reading list! We all know that in the end of Eat Pray Love Elizabeth falls in love with Felipe, well this is the story of how they swore never to get married but the US government have given them an ultimatum: Get married, or Felipe could never enter America again.
As the wedding approaches, Lily’s nights—and mornings, and afternoons—of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet. This book is not your average romantic comedy!
This author travels to 20 countries on five continents to understand what modern marriage means, she meets tribeswomen, Orthodox Jewish moms, Swedish stay-at-home dads, and more to get an insight into marriage from a whole world of perspectives, traditions and culture!
So what do you guys think? Do you have any more you’d love to add to the list?!