Title: How I Planned Your Wedding: The All-True Story of a Mother and Daughter Surviving the Happiest Day of Their Lives
Author: Susan Wiggs and Elizabeth Wiggs Maas
Genre/Audience: Nonfiction, memoir, adult
Publication: Harlequin, 2011
I just got married last month and decided to read this book right before my wedding. I actually finished it on the honeymoon! Anyways, this is the true story of a mother and daughter, Susan and Elizabeth, planning Elizabeth’s wedding. As some of you may know, Susan Wiggs is a very popular bestselling romance author who has many great ideas about romance, love, and weddings. She couldn’t WAIT for her daughter to get engaged so they could start planning a fairy tale wedding just like the ones she writes about.
This story switched view points, with both Elizabeth and her mother narrating. It covered the whole story from the engagement, all the way to the honeymoon and it was nice seeing two perspectives as I know my own mother was very involved in helping to plan my wedding too! The two women are very close and I enjoyed reading about their relationship and close bond – it was very sweet and touching!
This book also includes some pointers and tips, so I think this book would be great for the newly engaged. It would make the perfect read for a mother and daughter who are planning a wedding because it was light, fun and cute. It wasn’t mind-blowing, but it was worth the read, especially at that particular time in my life.