Finally, a wedding planning guide that focuses on the unique needs of couples with disabilities.
Wedding Planning for Spoonies helps disabled couples have their dream wedding day exactly as they want, tailored to their needs. It’s a comprehensive wedding planner written from the perspective of a disabled bride who has been there, along with other disabled couples’ information to achieve the enchanting, once in a lifetime day you desire.
When Meara Bartlett got married, she went through a painstaking process. From her own experience and extensive research, she wrote a resource book to help both wedding couples and wedding vendors understand how to create a much better experience in this underserved market. Disabled people make up 20% to 30% of the US population and 50% suffer from chronic pain.
Wedding Planning forSpoonies (spoonielifestyle.com) is the first wedding planner book to focus on people with physical disabilities. The book, which released on Valentines Day 2021, offers planning inspiration, step by step timelines, and stories from disabled couples around the world. Bits of Meara’s memoir are interwoven with the practical advice provided in the book.
- Research from disabled couples’ perspectives for vendors to better cater to their clientele
- A peer who understands family politics in the context of disability and weddings
- Templates, schedules, budgeting tools, and timelines centered around your needs
Online, there are pockets of the Web that cater to disabled couples – but not exclusively, and they are not usually mainstream. Wedding Planning for Spoonies looks to empower a disabled reader by giving disabled couples more mainstream attention by opening the idea of a disabled wedding to vendors, doctors, and of course, resources and ideas for the couple. It is difficult for a disabled couple to know where to look online, and these online resources are listed in the book. Having this knowledge would help make the wedding experience for disabled couples as stress-free as possible.