Second Edition of Offbeat Bride book now available

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Reading the Offbeat Bride book

The revised and updated second edition of my book, Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives For Independent Brides, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! I know from the reader survey that two thirds of you haven't read the book, so here are 13 reasons why you should get the book and not just read the website.

What's new and awesome in this edition:

  • New introduction, mentioning some of the crazy lessons I've learned in the three years since my book first was published … mostly stuff I've learned from readers!
  • All new chapter on budgeting, with quotes from budget brides I've featured on this website.
  • Brand new cover, which is exciting because unlike the cover of the first edition — this time I actually got a say in the matter, and the book cover actually matches the website's illustrations which is nice from a branding geek perspective.
  • New subtitle. The old subtitle (“Taffeta-Free Alternatives For Independent Brides”) was always a little confusing (you'd be surprised how many people don't know what taffeta is, and pronounce it ta-FETA, like the cheese) and honestly, I don't have anything against taffeta. The new subtitle, “Creative Alternatives For Independent Brides,” is both easier to pronounce AND more in keeping with Offbeat Bride's positive, pro-active mission.

All this is to say that if you have the first edition, there's probably no need to buy the second. There's not THAT much different. But if you've been putting off getting the book because you knew the new edition was coming … GO HOP ON THAT PRE-ORDER!

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Comments on Second Edition of Offbeat Bride book now available

  1. I'm tempted to get it, but I am nowhere close to getting married. I'm not even in a relationship!

    • Don't let that stop you, 'didi! When I bought the first one, I had no idea when I'd be getting married. But damn, is it a good read!

  2. Beautiful new cover! Since I already have a copy, I guess I'll just have to pick one up for my brother & his fiance! :o)

  3. So, my poor (traditional) sister, who doesn't know what to make of my wedding plans, after all, bridesmaids should be told what dress to wear, right?! got me your book for Christmas. I think she's finally beginning to understand that her views of what marriage should be like don't always jive with mine. I still love her dearly, and I loved your book too. 🙂

  4. So I've just finished pre-ordering this book for the second newly affianced bride this week. This book Saved. My. Life. and my wedding – I could not have gotten through the whole process without thinking – I could get a colorful disco ball and stare at rainbows – and how many other wedding books recommend self-pleasure as a wedding prep tactic?

  5. Is it odd that I want a copy despite the fact I have a copy of the first edition and got married in May?

  6. Finally ordered! Glad I waited, as I didn't know there was a new version of the book in the pipeline. Self-pleasure, eh? Good advice!

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