Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For those of you who dearly love a good checklist...

I recently picked up a copy of Real Simple Weddings after deliberating for about 5 minutes in the grocery store about the fiscal responsibility of shelling out $13.95 (+ 5% VA sales tax) for a magazine. I didn't have time to read the articles, but based on the pictures I was sold (I have a really bad case of shiny ball syndrome).

Cover to cover, the pictures are beautiful, the articles are timeless, and the suggestions and advice are sound. The magazine is filled with great features that will come in handy for planning your wedding including a guide to seasonal flowers and lists of helpful links for writing your vows, finding a DJ, and choosing favors. The magazine is organized according to wedding subject and provides etiquette guidance in each area as well as tons of inspirational photos.

Now for you ladies who cannot imagine life without checklists (or for that matter, checklists of your checklists), Real Simple has included a pull out insert with a planning calendar, a wedding budget worksheet, a photographer shot list, and a Big Day survival kit checklist. Also included is an alcohol purchase guide based on the number of guests and a reception soundtrack list with song suggestions.

Overall Assessment: Worth every penny (+tax)!