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17 Books To Read During Wedding Season

It’s wedding season! Whether you’re traveling to your next destination wedding or need a book to invoke anticipation for nuptials, these books are the perfect marriage of books and brides.
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    Save the Date

    Jen Doll charts the course of her own perennial wedding guesthood, from the ceremony of distant family members when she was eight to the recent nuptials of a new boyfriend’s friends.

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    The Ship of Brides

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures.

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    I Take You

    A bride to be who is completely incapable of staying faithful, and yet she’s about to marry her fiancé in Key West. It’s really fun and turns some expectations on their head.

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    Eligible

    Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.

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  5. Miss Julia Renews Her Vows Book Cover Picture
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    Miss Julia Renews Her Vows

    The beloved Southern steel magnolia renews her vows to Sam, and gets J.D. Pickens and Hazel Marie to the alter before it becomes too obvious that they’re expecting twins.

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    Committed

    Committed tells the story of what happens when the couple is faced with an ultimatum from the U.S. government: get married, or Felipe will never enter America again.

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    Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

    Actress Lizzie Pepper was America’s Girl Next Door and her marriage to Hollywood mega-star Rob Mars was tabloid gold—a whirlwind romance and an elaborate celebrity-studded wedding landed them on the cover of every celebrity weekly.

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  8. Girls in White Dresses Book Cover Picture
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    Girls in White Dresses

    Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and cakes.

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  9. Jonathan Unleashed Book Cover Picture
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    Jonathan Unleashed

    Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor.

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    The Engagements

    An exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” and four unique marriages that will test how true—or not—those words might be.

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  11. Seating Arrangements Book Cover Picture
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    Seating Arrangements

    Champagne, salt air, and what should be the perfect wedding of Daphne Van Meter and Greyson Duff, but when old resentments stir in Mr. Van Meter and a beached whale and an escaped lobster and added to the mix, the wedding that should have gone off with military precision threatens to become a spectacle of misbehavior.

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    Wedding Season

    When Joy finds herself obligated to attend seventeen weddings in six months (including those of her father, mother, younger brother, and five of her closest girlfriends), the couple is forced to take a new look at why they’re so opposed to marriage when the rest of the world can’t wait to walk down the aisle.

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  13. A Midsummer Night's Dream Book Cover Picture
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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity.

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    The Wedding

    As preparations begin for a September ceremony, surprise announcements and ever-increasing anxiety bring out the best and worst in everyone.

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    Great Expectations

    The morning of her wedding day, Miss Havisham receives a letter from her husband-to-be that he wasn’t who he turned out to be. She spends the rest of her days in her wedding dress!

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    Wedding Night

    Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad—not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action.

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  17. A Storm of Swords Book Cover Picture
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    A Storm of Swords

    We had to mention to the wedding to end all weddings: The Red Wedding! Perhaps you could read this as, ‘how to not behave at weddings.’

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