Don’t ignore history.
No, I’m not getting married any time soon. But yes, I was curious.
Honestly, I liked Maddie Eisenhart’s Wedding Hacks: 500+ Ways to Stick to Your Budget, Stay Stress-Free, and Plan the Best Wedding Ever! Though, between you and me, that title is a bit ridiculous. Still, this was a pretty comprehensive compilation of some very useful tips that I’m sure I will one day return to if and when I do ever get married.
So Eisenhart does a fantastic job of providing you with a plethora of tips for how to plan your wedding. She anticipates all the problems and roadblocks that might arise and gives you a variety of suggestions for how to address them. She gives you tips on how to save money, the best websites to use, and more.
All in all, the book was pretty great.
But the formatting was awful.
The book does have a general organization strategy to it. Various umbrella topics precede all the information surrounding it. But the read-through was rather frustrating.
The whole book is basically just a list that you can read through. 500+ ways means each way is practically bullet-pointed from start to finish. I hated this. It made me feel as though there wasn’t a lot of substance to the book and Eisenhart could have just posted this list on a blog page. So…what was the point of the book?
I genuinely feel like there needed to be chapters. And those chapters could have had descriptive tips as well as bullet-pointed asides. That way you can get the quick information while still having detailed sections throughout. Instead of mini paragraphs existing in a bunch of bullet points, you actually have a book.
Still, It’s Useful
That said, my complaint doesn’t change the fact that this book is incredibly useful. Yeah, it’d be nice if it were better organized and written in a way that didn’t make me feel like I was just scrolling through a list of details. I genuinely felt as though the author only did the bare minimum of sorting all her tips to make sure they followed other relevant to the moment tips.
But, I can definitely say I came out of this book having learned. I know more than I used to about how to plan a wedding and I feel confident I’ll be able to implement them if I ever have one of my own. So, not bad.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.