I didn’t think I’d really be interested in reading a book about a wedding, even though it’s a graphic novel. But this one was on my TBR, and I did like a previous book I enjoyed by the author, so I tried it. While some parts really got into the minutiae of things that didn’t interest me as much (the history of wedding traditions, her rants about marketing ploys and expenses) most of it was so down-to-earth, honest and funny I laughed my way through, alternately nodding my head, or chuckling in disbelief. It’s a very personal story that’s also easy to relate to- trying on tons of fancy dresses you don’t really like and can’t afford to buy, headaches about seating charts and agreements with her family on small details, fretting over mishaps and late arrivals of needed items, etc. Tells how she first met and dated her husband, and the entire year of planning that went into creating a wedding that included enough of the traditions she felt were meaningful to them, while forging their own way with other aspects of their special day. Including how many things she made by hand! Pretty impressive. Plenty of pages that seem to be offering advice to other brides-to-be who might want tips on planning a wedding within a reasonable budget. I shared a few pages of this with my ten-year-old, who is also very far from any need to plan a wedding! but found it humorous as well. I think she liked seeing that there’s also adults who are annoyed at the lack of pockets in clothing for women, or can loose hours of sleep over worrying about disasters that are unlikely to happen. Next up on my reading pile: Knisley’s graphic memoir about having her first baby.
Borrowed from the public library.