Book Review: Wedding Season by Katie Fforde


I have a confession to make – I love chicklit. I must admit it’s a bit of an obsession so I limit myself and won’t buy more than 10 a year. Why? Because I get so absorbed I won’t put the book down, won’t talk to anyone and HAVE to finish the book.

So imagine my delight standing at the Waterstones counter when I saw a book called ‘Wedding Season’, well of course my radar is set to anything to do with weddings so I start reading the back. I nearly topple over when I see it’s about a wedding planner, so I had to buy it.

The first paragraph opens as:

“Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth – she doesn’t believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding she somehow finds herself agreeing to organise two more, on the same day and only two months away. And whilst her celebrity bride is all sweetness and light, her own sister soon starts driving her mad with her high expectations but very limited budget.”

So what did I think? I loved it even though the reality of the story is totally out. She doesn’t seem to have a wedding between June & August, she plans budget weddings & big weddings yet has her own flat/house – er, how does she pay the rent?! Then there is the celebrity client who hired her via her agent without meeting her. Or the fact the dress designer & hair stylist accompany her on every meeting. Well my florist is my ‘right-hand’ woman not hairdresser, no offense.

BUT – I loved it, yes it was predictable but then aren’t all girly books? I think all wedding loving girls should buy it, for a sneak of the first chapter visit the author’s site Katie Fforde.

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