“This wedding planner walks the bride through all the preparations and keeps her focused on the important things, like staying in fellowship with her groom and her parents. It’s full of suggestions and ideas, with a strict time-line to keep the bride on task. I know I will recommend this helpful guide to all those planning weddings, and I think we’ll keep one in the church office for check out… This book will help get the bride down the aisle beautifully and calmly.” — From the foreword by Nancy Wilson, author of Why Isn’t a Pretty Girl Like You Married and Building Her House.
“This planner is the most comprehensive one I’ve seen! …Amy even details how it is possible plan a wedding within 12 weeks (I seriously didn’t think that could be possible, but now I am convinced otherwise!)” — Review at Hephzibah Bride
“Newly engaged or about-to-be engaged couples will find helpful All Things Are Ready, a Christian wedding planning notebook by Amy Hayes (Doorposts, 2012). It includes checklists and sections on budgeting, setting a date, and wedding style—things common to any wedding planning guide—but also questions and advice to encourage Christian couples to think about the greater meaning of the celebration. It’s full of wisdom: In a chapter on registering for gifts, Hayes includes this reminder: ‘Remember that your temptation will be towards self-absorption during this time of life. The antidote is to be thankful in all things.’” —Susan Olasky (WORLD Magazine, Dec. 1, 2012)
“I gobbled up the entire book in the first few books after we got engaged, and continued to refer back to it during our engagement. Thanks to Amy’s book, and an amazing group of family and friends, I had the smoothest and happiest wedding day I could imagine. I was able to pray with my family, enjoy my almost-husbands company and not worry about a THING because it was all taken care of. If you’re engaged: Buy it. You won’t regret it.” — Review on Amazon.com
“This would make a great tool in organizing and planning any wedding. I absolutely love it, and would highly recommend it to any couple who are planning their own ceremony.” — Review on Amazon.com
“The Christian emphasis is such a fresh change from the often self-fulfilling message of most wedding planners. To keep hearts focused on God, each chapter ends with a well thought out and insightful devotional to help the bride-to-be center herself on what really matters. All Things Are Ready has been a wonderful resource in planning my friend’s wedding and I would feel lost without it!” — Review on Amazon.com
“I was pleasantly impressed with the content of the book as it pushes brides to consider aspects of marriage in addition to the items that make up the wedding day.” — Review on Amazon.com
“My favorite part of the whole planner is chapter 15. It is especially for those interested in bringing biblical themes into their wedding. This chapter is truly inspiring as it gives examples of ways to Glorify Christ and His word in every detail of the wedding. There are sample ceremonies and sample vows all base on The Word of God. It is amazing!!!” — Review on Amazon.com
“All Things Are Ready was the singular most helpful resource in planning my wedding!” — Review on Amazon.com
“This beautifully bound book is filled with Godly wisdom and direction for a Christian bride preparing for her wedding day. Organized with easy to use lists and worksheets, it looks simple to use and easily breaks down the overwhelming process of wedding planning. I would have loved to have this as a guide when I was planning my wedding three years ago! I recommend it!” — Review on Amazon.com
“A must have devotional for every bride!” — Review of devotionals by Just One More Paragraph
“LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I am definitely going to be remembering this book for engagement gifts!” — Review of devotionals by The Not So Perfect Housewife
“This is a refreshing daily read that will reignite the fire of love in your heart for the Savior. It will also fan the flame of love for your spouse or soon-to-be spouse. But my favorite part of this beautiful devotional book is that it can help the teachable woman to develop Christ-like character regardless of her age or marital status.” — Review of devotionals by WORD Up
“I loved the Bible verses though out each chapter, the stories and words of wisdom, encouragement and grace to women as they make one of life’s precious milestones becoming a bride.” — Review of devotionals by Life as Mom CEO
“The days of courtship and engagement are so fleeting. Do what you can to enjoy this time, but prepare as much as you can for the years ahead. I Am My Beloved’s, while an ambitious work, is a great way to prepare for your new life. If every bride read it before their wedding day, the number of happy marriages would certainly be greater. And a happy marriage is certainly something worthy of preparation. I Am My Beloved’s: Christian Devotionals for the Bride to Be is a wonderful way to do that.” — Laura Hartness, reviewing Amy’s devotionals from the planner at The Calico Critic blog.