Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Review: Tying The Knot Without Doing Your Block by Terri Psiakis

Tying The Knot Without Doing Your Block - Terri Psiakis

Comedienne and radio host Terri Psiakis enlightens brides-to-be and their partners regarding all things wedding-related in this humorous ‘guide’ to fuss-free nuptials.
With straightforward advice covering everything from guest list omissions, to picking the least crazy celebrant for the ceremony, Psiakis is able to deliver a fun and entertaining read, while still focusing on all of the important issues for the big day.
But this book is not just for the girls- Psiakis has also added little sections at the end of each topic just for the guys, with all the essential wedding information that men need to know regarding what happens in the lead-up to the wedding.

What I gained from reading this book:
I know that for some people, planning their impending nuptials can be a fearful experience, especially considering the costs involved, but this book livens up the notion of wedding planning and turns the task into something more enjoyable for all involved.
The author uses real-life situations that she had to deal with in planning her wedding to The Bloke, and relates them in ways that will make the whole planning process easier for readers. She mentions everything of importance, including: choosing rings, outfitting bridesmaids and groomsmen, choosing who to invite, deciding whether to have a gift registry, creating emergency kits, ideas for hens nights and buck parties and describing what information to put on the invitation. She also covers the actual day, giving advice about hair, makeup, dresses, celebrants, locations, photographers, transport and a lot of other stuff I never would have considered, but after reading, I realise is vital for the day to run smoothly.

Psiakis’ writing is sharp and witty, and some of the personal stories she has interspersed throughout the book are quite entertaining. Not only is she funny, but she is able to cater to most humour types- from gross-out comedy featuring ‘squirty-bum’ issues, to listings of various items/events that should definitely not be taken into consideration when planning your wedding.

If you’re extremely serious about planning your wedding then this book is probably not for you. Although it features all the essential information, it is also written in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way, occasionally paying out some of the romantic sentiments that are often related to weddings. So if you don’t think you can tolerate a humorous perspective on marriage, you should probably avoid reading this book.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Genre: Non-Fiction Humour

Recommended for: Anybody about to get married, or interested in reading a humorous ‘guide’ to wedding planning.

Australians can buy the book by clicking the picture below:

Tying the Knot Without Doing Your Block: A Wedding Survival Guide for Top Chicks and Their Blokes

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