Bride-to-be Penny discovers that she’s lost £10,000 of wedding savings playing online bingo. So that she doesn’t have to reveal her gambling secret, she convinces her fiancé Mark that they should have a Don’t Tell the Groom themed wedding. Penny then has to plan a wedding fit for a princess on a shoestring budget. But, by the time she discovers that the true meaning of marriage isn’t a Vera Wang wedding dress or Jimmy Choos, will she still have a groom to marry?
Penny and her boyfriend Mark on on different levels of their life plan, well Mark's life plan to be exact. Penny is at the 'getting married' stage, but Mark has yet to propose!
Whilst waiting for Mark to catch her up, Penny has been trying to add to their wedding savings but has taken her eye off the ball playing online bingo. Mark proposes and Penny discovers the wedding pot does not look as healthy as she expected.
In an attempt to salvage any chance of a future wedding let alone a decent wedding, Penny decides to convince Mark to let her plan the wedding as a surprise, like the tv reality show.
In the process Penny learns not only the true cost of a wedding, and how to budget but also realises that this is not just about the wedding but her reasons for wanting to marry Mark and spend the rest of her life with him.
Will she be able to pull off a stylish wedding on her minimal budget? Will she make it to the altar?
I instantly warmed to Penny and her plight. It is all too easy to let things slide and not realise how finances are changing. I enjoyed being part of her journey to organise a wedding on a tiny budget, but still make her groom proud of her. I could identify with her to some extent as I organised our wedding on a budget just last year.
Fabulous rom-com with the feel good factor.
I loved it! 9 out of 10 for me!
Thank you to the author for sending me a review copy for my honest opinion.