Low-Cost Weddings

Last year, everyone was looking for books on green weddings. Now we’ve got them in spades, just as brides-to-be (or anyway, their mothers) are looking for books on cheap weddings.

Happily, one of finalists for Best General Cookbook from the International Association of Culinary Professionals is Do It for Less: Weddings from independent publisher, Sellers Publishing. WorldCat shows it is owned by just 120 libraries.


Do It For Less! Weddings: How to Create Your Dream Wedding Without Breaking the Bank
Denise Vivaldo 

  • Paperback: $19.95; 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sellers Publishing (October 21, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416205195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416205197

We’re happy, but not surprised, to see that Baked, from EarlyWord’s favorite Brooklyn bakery is a finalist in the Baking category. It’s already appeared on several best cookbooks of ’08 lists. WorldCat shows it’s owned by 269 libraries. And, the reserves? Fugeddaboudit, they’re tru da roof — 37 on 7 copies in one NorthWest library system.


Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito, Tina Rupp 

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang (October 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1584797215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584797210

And, speaking of Brooklyn, a book on a cuisine that is not widely covered, Senegalese, by Brooklyn resident Pierre Thiam, is one of the finalists for IACP’s Julia Child Award for First Book. It’s also from an independent press, Lake Isle Press. WorldCat shows it’s owned by 128 libraries.


Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal
Pierre Thiam

  • Hardcover: $21.95; 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Isle Press; illustrated, (September 25, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1891105388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891105388

One Response to “Low-Cost Weddings”

  1. marie Says:

    Is it just me, or does the cover of do-it-for-less weddings look like a martha stewart rip off? the font used for the word “weddings” looks suspiciously similar.