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Yes, you have enough on your plate as is with all the wedding stress and to-dos, but may we make a small suggestion? Squeeze in a little reading before you say 'I do.' Here are the five books we think every bride should read before walking down the aisle:
1. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman: This relationship classic may seem like something you read when you're encountering marital distress, but that's not the case. Read by millions of couples over the years, it can teach valuable insights about the way you and your husband-to-be show and receive love.
2. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman: Written by one of the most well-known researchers on love and relationships, this book is packed with the kind of findings that can help make your marriage a success, before it even starts.
3. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli: This interesting work explores how we think and reason, and if your mind's been a little foggy through the wedding planning process, this book can help you understand how to think more clearly and make better decisions.
4. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey: The ultimate guide to being your best self (married or not), we think this book will inspire you in life post-wedding.
5. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: Happiness is illusive, but Rubin manages to lay out her journey to understand and grasp it in a way that is immediately easy to relate to and inspiring. And what bride couldn't use an extra dose of happiness?