This has places where you can write so all of your choices are nice and tidy. The links to blogs are nice. The descriptions of actually weddings that people have had are inspirational and are full of great ideas. All in all I recommend this to anyone planning a wedding on a budget. The "under $5000" limit is more excessive than what most of the example weddings cost.
I do admit that most of the ideas in this are commonsense ideas that can be found with a Google search, but having the sites and services already listed and explained is a great time saver. A friend of mine is getting married for the second time and she isn't very internet savvy. This book has helped to point her in the right direction and saved her plenty of frustrated hours searching the internet for ideas and inspiration. She is also very organized, it is crazy how organized she is, and the way the book is played out coincidentally matched the way she had organized her binder. This is the perfect book to push her in the right direction. The ideas she has gotten from this book have already helped to save her over $500.
The recipes and food recommendations are great.
If you're are confident in your internet skills and have the extra time to research on your own, you probably will not find much use of this. If you don't have the time or the skills to do the research yourself, this will be a big help.
I received a copy of this book from blogging for books. Thank you.
About the Author:
KATHLEEN KENNEDY is a caterer, chef, and stylist with more than eighteen years of experience in the hospitality industry. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Kathleen worked as a chef/instructor at the California Culinary Academy and was the executive chef at a San Francisco-based catering company. Kathleen has planned and catered weddings ranging in size from 10 to 600 guests.