I received a copy of this book from Chronicle Books, and let me tell you… this book is informative and entertaining. It’s by the authors of the Worst-Case Scenario series, Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Sarah Jordan. You should pick up a copy of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings if you are interested in learning more about how to overcome some common and off-the-wall situations.
I found the book to be practical, useful, crafty, sometimes funky, definitely ingenious, and in some cases hilarious! There are practical tips, such as “How to Survive a Honeymoon Disaster,” where one of the examples gave some tips on how to resolve a nasty sunburn. We all need to know that. It’s useful, in that it provides examples, such as “How to Repair a Dropped Cake.” Now, that is something most would totally freak on. It’s filled with craftiness with lot of DIY projects, including “How to Make an Emergency Bouquet.” Who knew that pens/pencils, colorful ties, clear tape, scissors, and curling ribbons could solve that problem? I thought some of the suggestions were kind of funky, like their tips for “How to Deal with Outside Disasters,” but seriously, what can your guests do if it’s scorching hot outside besides undress? Lastly, I thought it was hilarious. The funniest part of the book was the ending, where Thank You notes were discussed. They actually came up with an equation to evaluate the value of the gifts received. That’s right an equation. Based on the scores, there are 3 templates available on which ones you should send (i.e., scores under 10 receive no note, scores 10-20 are bad gifts & receive “Note A”, scores 21-40 are good gifts & receive “Note B”, and scores 40+ are GREAT gifts & receive “Note C”). Again, it’s hilarious. I may post the equation one day when everyone needs a laugh.
Here is a sneak peek of what to do to make an emergency wedding ring.
Again, I would recommend this book if you’re interested in learning on how to deal with the hiccups and disasters involved with weddings. You can pick one up from Amazon.