If you go to a used bookstore or buy a used version on amazon.com or other website, then you actually run the risk of selling yourself short. Even is a book has become the gold standard in wedding planning, it needs regular updating as the years go buy.
Much of the information is the same, but as society changes so does planning a wedding. Too often, people think they have found a great deal on a book only be shorted because it's used. It doesn't have the latest updates or resources and that can cost you in the long run. For example, if you get an older version of a book, then it may not contain important websites for reference. It may not tell you to not only register in stores, but on websites as well so guests who can't attend the wedding or are out of the area can still get you a gift.
Businesses that are listed can go out of business or new businesses that are better show up. You could save hundreds of dollars by going or using a different business or tactic, but instead you end up with an antiquated book that doesn’t tell you everything.
There are enough tough decisions when planning a wedding, but buying a wedding book shouldn’t be one of them.