Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Wedding Purchases- Books and Magazines

Today Mike is out doing his part for the wedding (oh, yeah, and our future and all that), doing a sound gig for extra cash. So I’m keeping up my end of the deal and planning ways to spend it.
{Note- we are contributing equally to the wedding financially; however, I am definitely fulfilling the stereotype of Bride Does All the Planning.}

Recently I bought some more books: Altared, a book of essays by modern women writers on contemporary weddings, including essays by Curtis Sittenfeld, Amy Sohn, Amy Bloom, Lara Vapnyar, Carina Chocano and Janelle Brown (and Julie Powell, blech); The Conscious Bride, a more scholarly exploration of marriage and bridal identity in the 21st Century; and Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides.

 I’m still working through The Conscious Bride, but I finished Altared, which was a real treat, and I’ve actually started re-reading Offbeat Bride, written by the creator of the Offbeat Bride blog I mention so often. I identify with the Offbeat Bride label and get a lot of good advice and inspiration from both the site and the book. I highly recommend all three!
Now for the guilty pleasures- the magazines! I love Martha Stewart Weddings and New York Magazine Wedding Edition a lot, but I’ll buy almost anything, both national issues and NYC/NJ specific. Today I bought:

Real Simple Weddings- purchase of this magazine came with a free year long subscription!

Brides, national edition- your standard wedding mag

Well Wed: New York edition. Goooorgeous 'wedding porn' here

I’m spending the day snuggled on the couch with my cough syrup (still getting over bronchitis, wah) and magazines while Mike puts in some overtime that’ll go straight into the wedding account. Happy Weekend everyone!

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