Book Review – Take Back Your Wedding: Managing the People Stress of Wedding Planning
These days too much emphasis is placed on having the `perfect wedding’ and `it’s all about the bride.’
Take Back Your Wedding: Managing the People Stress of Wedding Planning by William J Doherty addresses the important aspect of dealing with the difficulties brought on by friends and family members (including family dynamics such as divorce and stepparents), those who have a stake (financial and/or emotional) in the wedding, and their often varying, opposing (and unsolicited) opinions.
In this book, Doherty (Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Minnesota) is always mindful that a wedding goes beyond just the bride and groom. He gives practical advice in dealing with these situations, which can quickly make the road from engagement to wedding a bumpy one.
Take Back Your Wedding never relegates you, the couple, to a `back seat’ position. Instead it gives you the tools needed to respectfully express your thoughts and wishes, maintain and lead the lines of communication so this journey is smooth and stress-free, and end up with a wedding that you want.
Take Back Your Wedding is ideal for any bride (and groom).
Hearts, Joy, Love!
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