The 10 Best Wedding Planning Books And Websites

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Looking for wedding ideas? We found the best resources every bride (and groom!) should know about.

Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides ($11.53,
By Ariel Meadow Stallings

While most wedding books have pretty similar tips on the wedding basics, Offbeat Bride is probably the only one that tells you how to deal with stoners at the reception. This humorously written book recounts how author Ariel Meadow Stallings planned her 2004 "freakfest" nuptials and is aimed at brides who want anything but the Big White Wedding. There are anecdotes and advice from dozens of unconventional brides, plus suggestions for putting a creative twist on your own celebrations. And if you want more off-the-beaten-aisle ideas, Meadow Stallings also runs a blog ( where she spotlights quirky real weddings from around the world. 3 Reasons Solo Weddings May Be A Growing Trend