The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide by Dana LaRue is a hilarious and incredibly helpful book that can help ease you into wedding planning mode!
I picked this up a few months after our engagement, but before we started really getting into the weeds of wedding planning. If you can, I highly recommend picking this up soon after getting engaged, before you let the stress of wedding planning kick in.
However, if you’ve already hit the wall of stress, you have to go get this book right away! Trust me. It really helped me! How? I’ll explain in a minute.
My Thoughts on The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide by Dana LaRue
Right from the introduction, the authors fun and upbeat tone drew me right in!
It is very hard to explain… but the book is also written in a way that made me feel comfortable, like this was the perfect wedding planning book for me. So many lines in the intro really jumped out at me and made me feel both a bit calmer about the whole wedding planning process, but also excited and fired up rather than stressed!
And I mean…the font is purple. So of course I loved that feature! 🙂
There were SO many passages and pages that I took many notes from. But of course, as this isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of book, so there were other sections that I just skimmed or occasionally totally skipped.
Other sections made me crack up! Like:
A few of the things that really stood out for me and where I am in the wedding planning process included:
- Sending out a group email to the wedding party to introduce everyone and giving them a way to contact one another if needed.
- Budget-friendly bachelorette/bachelor party tips.
- The pros and cons of various music options for the day of.
- Tips to keep in mind before hiring any vendors.
- Tips to make the most of the big day.
And of course, this graphic that really hit home with my current stress levels at the time I saw it:
My Favorite Passages from The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide
Embracing your inner Broke-Ass means using creativity as currency to rock a bad-ass wedding without breaking the bank.
Remember, you are a team. Thus, teamwork is to be expected. And there is no i in “teamwork,” but there is an ass in “forced assistance.”
Like many things in this world, it’s not the size of your wedding party that matters, but the motion of the… ocean? Wait, no. If this wedding party’s a-rockin’, don’t come a… Oh, hell, let’s take this back a tick.
My Final Thoughts on The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide
This is a must read for any individual that is looking for wedding planning tips! You’ll love the upbeat and fun tone. Happy planning!
Thanks for reading!
For those that are currently wedding planning, or already married, feel free to leave any tips and tricks in the comments section below! 🙂 I can use all the help I can get!