Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas: Cakes; Bouquets & Centerpieces; Vows & Toasts; and Details-Book Review

The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas, By Carley Roney
"The Knot, the #1 resource for brides, compiled their all-time best wedding details (cakes, bouquets and centerpieces, vows, décor and more), planning advice, and ideas for celebrations big and small within this beautiful box set of four colorful mini books. Whether you’re looking for a breathtaking bouquet, an unforgettably original cake, or the perfect reading for your ceremony, these books offer hundreds of ways to make the day your own. 
With more than 200 photographs and inspiration for:
Invitations * cakes * bridal bouquets in every hue * aisle and altar decorations * ceremony readings  * guidance for writing your own vows * escort cards * table settings * centerpieces * reception décor * toasts * favors * and more."

I'm a book person.
Though I do enjoy blogs, e-newsletters, and using my sisters kindle to read a book. I still prefer the physical weight and feel of a book-not to mention the sound of the pages turning. 
Being obsessed with Pinterest and planning my someday wedding, I was excited to check these books out.
Honestly, I was disappointed.
There are four books in this set, cakes, bouquets & centerpieces, details, and vows & toasts.
The cake book, contained several pages talking about different things you'd want to know about choosing a cake (frosting types, styles, flavors, choosing a bakery etc.). It then has several beauty pictures of cake. The problem I saw was the cake examples given, seemed to just repeat; same cake different color usage. I was also disappointed that all but maybe three cakes used fondant-I hate fondant. It makes for a pretty cake, but I prefer flavor to look. And the maybe three that used butter-cream, weren't very pretty.
The bouquets  & centerpiece book was OK, again, the first several pages contained information, such as choosing the right flowers and florist. It contained beautiful pictures and some cute ideas, but most of the ideas (to me) were for ritzy weddings.
The details book contained some cute ideas.
My favorite book of the four was the vows and toasts book. It definitely contained some good ideas.

In closing, if you've just started planning a wedding, these books would be a nice start. But if you've even just glanced at Pinterest, or even The Knot's website, these books are a waste of time and money. 

For more information check HERE.
For information about the author check HERE.

I received this book through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not required or guaranteed, all opinions express are my own.

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