One of the first things many women do when they get engaged is pick up wedding magazines. InStyle Weddings takes articles and wedding stories from the magazine of the same name. This richly illustrated tome will help those visual people who want to see the difference between an A-line and an Empire dress before they go shopping or to consider the virtues of a chignon instead of a ponytail in the comfort of their home. This book offers basic checklists such as the duties of the wedding party and a six-month health regimen. However, InStyle Weddings is more about showing the options than giving advice, including stories from celebrity weddings such as Rob Thomas and Marisol Maldonado's California ranch wedding and Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis' Tiffany-inspired soiree. It's not the most sensible wedding book on the planet, but, hey, a girl can dream.
Sarah E. White is a freelance writer in Arkansas.