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 offbeatbride.com 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!