on February 16, 1999
This book tells everything you need to know in an easy to read, hilarious format. Unlike other wedding books that tend to take themselves too seriously, this book gets the pertinent information across in a manner that makes you WANT to read it.
My fiance particularly liked the section on ring buying.
Perry keeps the focus on WHY you are getting married, to be together forever. He downplays the keeping up with the Jones which is so prevelant in marriages these days. However, if you want to go all out, he'll tell you who, traditionally, pays for what!
A must have book!
on October 18, 2001
I will be married in six months, and I was getting tired of looking at all of the wedding books available that dealt with the nitty gritty of planning, picking out flowers, sites, photographers, etc. This book is wonderfully refreshing to read, as it reminds the reader not to become too bogged down with the 'show' of a wedding and remember why a couple should get married in the first place. The delightfully sarcastic humor is just what a harried bride and groom need.
on November 3, 2000
I really liked this book. In fact, I read it twice because it was so fun to read. And most wedding books are not particularly fun, either. The Wedding Survival Guide was great for keeping perspective and a sense of humor at a time when things are getting a bit overwhelming and it has a lot of extremely helpful information - which I actually read and retained because the book was so engaging. The photos and their captions are especially amusing, too.