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Subject: Chick lit books with wedding topics or brides?
Date Posted: 2/28/2008 7:46 PM ET
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Do any of you know of any chick lit books that are about a character getting married or being a bride? I'm getting married this year and am looking for books like that to read.

Thanks! :)

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 11:40 PM ET
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Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf

I just ordered this one and haven't read it yet but it looks really good. Here is the description.

Once I was a sane, levelheaded professional woman. Then I said “yes.” Now I am the lunatic bride I always made fun of!

What is it about getting married that turns normal people into total freaks?

A savvy, riotously funny novel, Diary of a Mad Bride is for anyone who has ever been a bride, is about to become a bride, yearned to be a bride, or suffered the sheer indignity of appearing in public in the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress....

My wedding was starting in less than twenty minutes, and I was stuck in a 7-Eleven parking lot with popcorn kernels wedged in my gums and vanilla ice cream melting on my dress. It was a disaster too large to comprehend. After an agonizing year spent planning my wedding, could it really end like this? The voices chronicling a year of wedding hysteria swirled in my head....

— My grandmother upon viewing my engagement ring:

“What do you mean he gave you an emerald! Diamonds are eternal, emeralds say, maybe five years.”

— My future father-in-law on the night of my engagement party:

“To a happy marriage and, if necessary, a painless divorce!”

— My best friend, Anita:

“Oh, screw congratulations. Of course I’m happy for you. Stephen’s a major piece of ass and he’s got a sense of humor. Just as long as you’re certain this is what you want.”

Would I survive this day after all....?
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 10:04 AM ET
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Ditto Diary of a Mad Bride.  I just checked my self, but I've already swapped it.  You'll totally enjoy it, being a future bride, especially if you've sworn to all your friends you'll never, ever in a million years become a bride-zilla.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 11:50 AM ET
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thanks for the recommendation ladies. :)

anyone else know of any?

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 2:35 PM ET
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Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes is a good one. :)
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:19 PM ET
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I liked Who's Wedding Is It Anyway? but I can't remember who wrote it. I read it about 2 months ago. :)

ETA :: It's a RDI book.



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Date Posted: 3/4/2008 8:23 AM ET
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I think 'I Do But I Don't' is about a wedding planner.I have it and the sequel but haven't gotten to them yet....

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 3:11 PM ET
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Shopaholic Ties the Knot is hilarious.

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 3:30 PM ET
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I'll 2nd Shopaholic Ties the Knot!!!  But you should really read the Shopaholic books that come before that one first.

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 4:34 PM ET
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Carole Matthews - For Better For Worse

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:57 AM ET
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I've already read all the Shopaholic books and I loved them all. :)

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 3:37 PM ET
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Whitney Lyles has some with the wedding theme - Always a Bridesmaid is the first one.  I love her writing.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 10:34 AM ET
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I was going to post what Jan said.  Always a Bridesmaid by Whitney Lyles and then Here Comes the Bride comes after that.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 2:59 PM ET
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I have to agree with the people that said Shopaholic Ties the Knot.  Hilarious!

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 4:56 PM ET
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I just listed

Wedding Season Wedding Season :: Darcy Cosper
Posted: 3/14/2008 4:55 PM ET
Date Posted: 3/24/2008 4:00 PM ET
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I'm not sure what genre its in but "Bride in Overdrive" by Jori Green Mark was hilarious and oh-so-true.  I guess its sort of a chick-littish memior(?) 

 

I have it on my shelf if you want to take a look at it.  I really loved it!

 

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 10:30 PM ET
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There's also Daughter of the Bride - I don't remember who wrote it though. It's about a woman who's never been married whose mother annouces she's getting remarried. (in case that wasn't obvious from the title LOL)   ;)

Subject: Wedding Chick-Lit
Date Posted: 4/14/2008 4:11 PM ET
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For Better or for Worse by Diann Hunt just came out.



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Date Posted: 4/24/2008 3:44 PM ET
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When I was planning my wedding I read Altared, it is more short stories, than a novel, but it really made me feel like my wedding planning was quite sane!

http://www.amazon.com/Altared-Bridezillas-Bewilderment-Breakups-Contemporary/dp/0307277631/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209066178&sr=8-1 is a link to it on Amazon.

Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings (Paperback) is the full title.

I have given it to all of my engaged girlfriends!

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 4:33 AM ET
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Jenny Colgan's Amanda's Wedding is another one. 

A bit more serious is A. Manette Ansay's Midnight Champagne.  And I've not actually read this one, so I could be wrong, but I always presumed Emily Griffin's Something Blue was about a wedding. 

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 10:45 AM ET
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Sharon Naylor's, It's My Wedding Too I loved this one, it's what happens when the mothers involved are the bridezillas instead of the bride. I have that one on my bookshelf. And I have to go with the others, Shopaholic ties the Knot may be my fav wedding related book.
Date Posted: 4/26/2008 2:01 PM ET
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Melissa Senate -- See jane Date

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 10:43 AM ET
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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin is a good one! Something Blue is the sequel and it picks up right after Something Borrowed, so I won't say much about it :)