A perfect wedding will probably never happen, but the fun of trying to plan the perfect wedding is great reading in Susan Wiggs and Elizabeth Wiggs Maas’ nonfiction book, How I Planned Your Wedding: the All-True Story of a Mother and Daughter Surviving the Happiest Day of Their Lives. Susan Wiggs known as a best-selling romance novelist shares the storytelling with her MBA candidate daughter in alternate chapters. The challenges they encounter are not major battles, but the realities of decision making and the way they handle their differences are fun reading for prospective brides and mothers. They discussed the nitty-gritty of budgets and how to come down from the pie-in-the -sky kind of fairytale wedding little girls dream about. Elizabeth survived her mother notifying the universe of Elizabeth’s engagement by email without permission. They laughed and compromised through guest lists, wedding attendants and cupcakes vs. no cake.
This was a funny, heartwarming story of how a very loving mother-daughter relationship survived and thrived through one of the happiest times of their lives.