Sunday, January 9, 2011

In My Mailbox

Today I'm participating for the first time in The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. It's a weekly meme designed to share the boxes we've picked up over the past week. Here's what I've acquired...

Jewish Weddings by Rita Milos Brownstein
My mom had this book sent to me through Paperback Swap. In a way it's similar to The New Jewish Wedding by Anita Diamat but the biggest difference is that it's in color, which means all types of color pictures for inspiration. They had profiles of a few real life Jewish weddings, and somewhat randomly there's a bunch of recipes throughout. It's definitely something I need to go through to start honing down my ideas.

The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner Deluxe Edition by Amy Neber
I knew I needed a wedding planner binder so last night I went to Barnes & Nobles to see what I could find. In the way they had a large selection. There were able 9 different types of binders to look through. But the problem with most of them was there was only one "display" copy. Which meant if you wanted it, it was most likely ripped or torn or had pages missing. There were a few that were shrink wrapped, except then you had no idea what was inside. So really I went with the only one that had multiple copies so I could look through it first but still have one that hadn't been picked over.

of course you could argue the fact since they had multiple copies, no one must want it, and it must be one of the worst. But I'm taking the stand that the ordered extras because it really is that good. Either way it has the basics I'm looking for, a 3-ring binder so I can add to it, organized into sections, budget worksheets, and even a business card holder, which means at least it will get the job down. I guess this means I officially need to start planning now right?

Anyone else have trouble picking out the "perfect" wedding planner? And be sure to head over to The Story Siren to see what everyone else has in their mailbox!


  1. SO glad to see you're joining in now! :) Exciting!

  2. I basically had a combo of DIY wedding binder and google docs and email. The diy binder just held actual papers I'd collected - photos from magazines, contracts, business cards etc. I kept most of the really important stuff on google docs (which was shared with DH) such as lists, to do things, calendars (google calendar also shared with multiple people), budgets in excel, idea photos from websites and more. I had my iphone the entire wedding planning so it was really helpful to have all that at my finger tips when planning from anywhere. Good luck!

  3. I know I am late on this, but congrats on getting engaged! I hope that wedding planning is fun and not too stressful :)

  4. It looks like you're getting some great stuff!