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Wedding Season: A Novel by Kate Fforde

If you’ve ever spent June through September in an exhausting whirlwind of weddings, you may relate to anyone with an aversion to bouquet tosses and tales of happily ever after. Such is the case for Sarah, a wedding planner who doesn’t believe in love, in U.K.-based novelist Kate Fforde’s latest book, Wedding Season. Think of it as a sugary spring read complete with pithy British banter and loads of delicious bridal drama.

In one nuptial-filled summer, Sarah simultaneously plans a celebrity bride’s blowout bash as well as her own sister’s low-budget affair. Joined by a team of equally jaded wedding pros (Elsa, a top-notch dress designer and Bron, hairdresser to the stars), these ladies amusingly put work well before romance.



A Novel Idea

David Tutera’s The Big White Book of Weddings

You’ve explained to your fiance that a text message is not an appropriate save-the-date, but he wants to see proof in writing — and preferably something that was published in a post-Twitter world.

The Big White Book of Weddings, by celebrity event planner David Tutera, is just the modern tome to take your reception to the next level. (Fear not — the advice does not reflect the views of the brides he rescues from disaster on his TV show, My Fair Wedding.) Rather, these Tutera-infused tips on how to make your wedding memorable include everything from food pairing suggestions (French fry trio?) to invitation phrasing that fits your style.

It’ll be an instant etiquette class.

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The Big White Book of Weddings by David Tutera