For the bride-to-be who wants to keep it real.
Wedding planning's tough when you never planned on getting married. Part-memoir, part-guide, Tying The Knot Without Doing Your Block documents the experiences of comedian Terri Psiakis during the planning of her wedding.
After The Bloke's surprise proposal, Terri went from a lifetime of being anti-bride to suddenly becoming bride-curious (kind of like bi-curious but with slightly less nudity.) Organising a wedding sounds straightforward but in Terri's case it was more "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" meets "Talking Boonie."
Terri covers everything from The Bloke's proposal (nearly thwarted due to dirty pants) to choosing a wedding venue (one that didn't involve her dad having to dig a latrine) right through to booking a celebrant with a great back-catalogue of dick jokes and the planning of a honeymoon (anywhere as long as The Bloke could watch sport on a flat-screen with cable.)
Most wedding guides are formal and stuffy - not Terri's. She's not a girly-girl and her chronic aversion to frou-frou means this entertaining reference gives anything pink and fluffy the big finger in favour of straightforward, practical advice with cocktail recipes for when it all gets a bit tired and emotional. There's even a Bloke's World section especially for soon-to-be-married people with testicles. What more could a bride-to-be who keeps it real possibly want?
Tying The Knot Without Doing Your Block is every man, woman and child's must-have wedding-planning resource. (Ok, maybe not every child's.)
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Edition Number: 1