Vows and Venues have spoken with Robyn Kerkhof, Book Curator at micro-learning platform and app Blinkist (www.blinkist.com), about what books you should take the time to read and listen to before your wedding.
Weddings can be stressful - not only do you have to make sure that you are your best self on your special day, but you also want to make sure that the guests have a good time, the food is delicious, the photographs memorable...the list just goes on! Micro-learning platform and app Blinkist (www.blinkist.com), is the tool that will guide you through this exciting time. By condensing fantastic non-fiction books into 15 minute audio or reads, books-in-blinks are the perfect accompaniment as you head to cake tastings, drive to scout out venues, or just relax in-between appointments. Robyn Kerkhof, Book Curator at Blinkist, shares the best books-in-blinks for brides everywhere:
For staying fit and healthy: Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung
So many brides and grooms like to focus on health and wellness in the months leading up to the wedding, which is why Savor is such a great place to get started. Based around Buddhist teachings and techniques, this book-in-blinks will help you find inner peace, joy and strength, as well as aid you in getting fit for your wedding.
For a stress-free and calm mind: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry
British Psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry guides you towards better relationships through self-observation, ‘positive’ stress and encouraging stories to help you achieve and maintain your mental health.
And.. The In-Between by Jeff Goins
Waiting for your wedding day can leave you feeling like nothing else matters, which is why The In-Between is so great for every bride-to-be. Jeff Goins details his life-changing experiences that happened in-between the big events and moments of his life, encouraging others to slow down and savor these seemingly unimportant, but incredibly precious moments.
For appreciating your partner: The Three Marriages by David Whyte
There is no better time to appreciate the great loves of your life as you plan your wedding. The Three Marriages explores the great loves of people: the love of a vocation, the love of our own, deeper self, and of course, the love we feel for our partner. David Whyte will make you appreciate what you have and leave you feeling light and happy, despite the stresses of wedding planning.
For nailing your wedmin: Get Momentum by Jason W. Womack & Jodi Womack
Planning a wedding takes a lot of organisation and meticulous planning, which is why Get Momentum has to be a part of your organisational process. The Womack’s guide you through simple, yet highly effective strategies that will steer you towards achieving your personal and professional goals. You will find out all about managing your time, staying motivated, celebrating little victories and never losing motivation.
For all the vendor negotiations: The Yes Book by Clive Rich
Think of this as your personal guide towards clever negotiations. You want your vendors to help you towards the perfect wedding day, and this book-in-blinks will give you actionable advice, the best bargaining tips and modern negotiation techniques.
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