It shouldn't be any surprise that when The Knot released a new wedding book, I was intrigued and jumped at the chance to take a look through it. If you've been around weddings much at all, chances are you're probably pretty familiar with The Knot. (And if you haven't heard of them and you're a bride, you should definitely check out the resources on both their website and in their magazine ASAP!)
There are a lot of resources available (whether printed or internet based) for brides to take advantage of these days. Because of this, it can be naturally overwhelming to discern which ones are worth their time and money.
The first thing to note, is that The Knot actually published a collection of four mini books which all come in a single case. The books focus on four subjects: cakes, bouquets + centerpieces, stationary, decor +favors, and vows, readings + toasts. Each little book keeps words concise and to-the-point. Three books have very few words, but focus primarily on photos (which are as beautiful as we've come to expect from The Knot), but the book on vows, readings + toasts was the most word heavy.
After reading through these books, however, I still felt that they were lacking. A bride could potentially look through the book on cakes and find only one or two that would match the vibe of her dream wedding, whereas she could go to Pinterest and type in keywords that would bring up hundreds of cakes that could potentially work for her. The same goes for all of the tips the books held. If a bride is willing to search the internet, she can find all of the same information these books hold (plus more) for free all over the internet. (Or she could hire an effective planner who can help her weed through the stuff that's not applicable to her wedding. ;) )
I would recommend these books to a bride who wants helpful inspiration but in a more contained and concise manner than what the internet can give. If only finding one cake that would fit her desired aesthetic is enough for her, then these books would be very helpful. For brides not as easily overwhelmed, who want a plethora of inspiration, I would recommend not bothering with these books and utilizing Pinterest and the internet (such as The Knot's website) to get the information that you truly desire without paying the $19.99 retail price.
What do you think? Would you buy these books?
This book was provided to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own, as always.