We can’t all have celebrity party guru Mindy Weiss as our wedding planner, one of the most sought after pros in the industry—check out her Instagram to see some of her more notorious nuptials like those of Ellen DeGeneres and Sofia Vergara—but with the release of her new paperback, The Wedding Book, we can all be inspired by her stylish ideas and expert advice. Featuring of-the-moment tips about how to use Uber for guest transportation to delicious ideas for nontraditional cakes, this wedding encyclopedia is the go-to guide for modern brides and grooms.

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If you or a friend recently got engaged this holiday season (hooray!), this book is a must buy. Weiss will help you kick-start the planning process and answer all of your questions, as well as help calm your wedding fears and ease some of the stress that's bound to come. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving. 

The book gets down to the nitty-gritty of wedding planning. It’s not filled with inspirational photos and images of perfect wedding dresses. Instead, it’s an encyclopedic guide to all of your burning questions in this brave new wedding world. How should you use wedding hashtags? Turn to page 105 to read all about it. How much is too much money to ask bridesmaids to spend on dresses? Flip to page 227 for the answer. 

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If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by wedding pins and Instagram accounts that depict the perfect day, you’re not alone. In this book, you’ll find guides on how to make the most of your research and create your own perfect day. As Weiss says, “I wanted to create something so complete that it would save you from having to worry about the right way to do things.” We’re happy to report that she accomplished just that. 

The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss ($21)