Ah, wedding season. It’s suddenly upon us. Your summer calendar is probably already packed with wedding ceremonies, bridal showers, engagement parties, and various celebrations for any number of happy couples. Here are 10 books to get you in the wedding spirit—whether you’re a bride-to-be, in the wedding party, a reluctant bystander, or sitting this season out.
Three friends cope with career changes, heartbreak, and family pressures while enduring a seemingly endless stream of weddings and bridal showers. Wry and recognizable, this novel perfectly captures the wild frustrations and soaring joys of early adulthood.
The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat near Nantucket to celebrate the marriage of their daughter to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne and practiced bonhomie, but when old resentments, a beached whale and an escaped lobster are added to the mix, the wedding that should have gone off with military precision threatens to become a spectacle of misbehavior, marital infidelity, and a monumental loss of faith in the rituals of American life.