Review: Bridesmaid Handbook a handy how-to guide

Book review of “The Knot Bridesmaid Handbook”

By Mae Velasco

The Knot Bridesmaid Handbook
Help the Bride Shine Without Losing Your Mind
By Carley Roney and the editors of

As my cousin’s Maid of Honour, I was on duty–by her side–when she came across The Knot – Bridesmaid Handbook. We were looking through wedding magazines and books that lead up to the “Big Day” at Chapters. The Bride-To-Be suggested that I buy this book. Without hesitation, I picked it up. Taking my job seriously as her MOH, I want her dream wedding to come true.

The next day, I could not put the book down. I actually finished it that day.

If you’re looking to know the duties of a bridesmaid look no further. This book tells it all.

For one, I knew for sure that I’d be racking up money to plan the bridal shower and bachelorette party since this is one of my duties as Maid of Honour. The book taught me, that aside from those things, the dress, hair, makeup, shoes, accessories, and gifts would also be on my tab. Needless to say that–yes, it is a great honour to be a bridesmaid, but be aware that money will always be basically involved as well too.

The Knot’s Bridemaid Handbook is a cute book that gives tips on how to get the bride to go for the bridesmaid dress that you’ve spotted or how to handle a very bossy bridesmaid. There are also anecdotes of bridesmaids who have gone overboard in more ways than one, and stories of misbehaving brides.

The book definitely lists the duties to make the day as special as possible.