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Gettin' Hitched? Find Free and Useful Ideas for Weddings at the Library
I'm getting married next week, and if you, like me, are planning a wedding and wondering why you didn't just go to city hall, you should know that there are a wealth of resources at the New York Public Library. Whether you are trying to be thrifty, crafty, design your own flowers, or pick a location, you can find ideas at the library, and you won't have to pay a wedding planner for them.
- The Bride and Groom's Wedding Checklist and Planner Guide by Heather Grenier
- The Paper Bride: Wedding D.I.Y. From Pop-the-Question to Tie-the-Knot and Happily Ever After by Esther K. Smith
- Crafty Ideas for the Bride on a Budget: 75 DIY Wedding Projects edited by Linda Kopp
- What's Your Bridal Style? by Sharon Naylor and Casey Cooper
- Bride in Overdrive: A Journey Into Wedding Insanity and Back by Jorie Green Mark
- Your Vintage Wedding: Unique Ideas and Inspiration for Today's Bride by Nancy L. Eaton
- My Fair Wedding: Finding your Vision- Through His Revisions! and The Big White Book of Weddings: A How-to Guide for the Savvy, Stylish Bride by David Tutera
- The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings by Keith C. David
- Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Planning the Perfect Same-Sex Ceremony by David Toussaint
For the groom
- Well Groomed: A Wedding Planner for What's His Name (and His Bride) by Peter Scott
- The Engaged Groom: You're Getting Married, Read This Book by Doug Gordon
- It's Her Wedding, but I'll Cry if I Want To: A Survival Guide for the Mother of the Bride by Leslie Milk
- Notes from the Mother of the Bride (m.o.b.): Planning Tips and Advice from a Wedding Day Veteran by Sherri Goodall
- The Mother of the Bride Book: Giving Your Daughter a Wonderful Wedding by Sharon Naylor
For lessons on how not to act during your wedding day, there is the television series Bridezillas. It's hard to watch, but also hard to look away. Brides are crazy!