After a lot of research on weddings, I bought this book about a year before my 1996 wedding, and although I never used it for that wedding I kept it because of the ideas that can be used for occasions other than weddings. Biscotti was "hot" at that time, and she has an easy recipe for it to bag and give as gifts. Gift baskets are included as well as something called a "crazy quilt," which looks easy and I hope to attempt one day (mostly to use up all my fabric scraps.)
While some of the other reviewers called it "girly," and I agree, but there are more ideas than most people would use. Mrs. Warner's other books also contain the same types of ideas.
The overblown bridal "industry" will have you believe that if you want a "proper" wedding, spending $10K to $20K is reasonable. It's not. It is NOT necessary to mortgage your future on a one-day event. That kind of money is a degree! Enjoy your day, of course, but don't blow it on a party. Reasonably priced weddings with all the trimmings are possible. I did it, and it was because I did research before I spent a dime.