This book was overpriced for the size and contents. It is more of a pamphlet than a book. In addition, all of the information contained in it is very very basic. Even if you've never been in a wedding before, you should know some of the tips and ideas the author gives. Any basic bridal magazine would be just as good a source of information regarding venues and staying organized. Maybe it is because I used to be in the event planning business - but I wish I would have bought a used version of this book. Keep your $15 in your pocket.