Is there a book or something that tells me how to plan a wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

There’s a book called “Wedding Planning For Dummies” that you might want to check out. 

There is a bee here who has recommended it a few times recently. She said it has been helpful.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

go to Barnes and Nobel  or other book store. They have a wedding section with a large selection of wedding planners and organizers.  My mom bought me one.  I used it a bit in the beginning but not too much after.  Just for storage and organizations.  It was a good reference for questions to get me started.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I have this book and it’s awesome! It has tons of information and worksheets for you to keep track of everything. It’s basically like everything you need to know about planning a wedding and charts/sheets for you to fill out for pretty much anything you can think of. I highly recommend it (: Even if you don’t use all of it, the majority is really helpful and it comes with an organizer for business cards, lots of organized pockets for your own papers, a pouch at the front (I use it to hold the cards that we got when we first got engaged), and a hole punch.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Wedding-Planner-Revised-Edition/dp/0770433774/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388521609&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=knotw+edding+planner I purchased this one. It has been somewhat helpful. I don’t think any one book will tell you “everything” you need to know and you will probably know some of the things in books like this, but it is helpful to have the reminders, to do lists, and guidance.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

A Practical Wedding saved us THOUSANDS of dollars.

If you only read one book about weddings, read that one!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sauerdragon:  Hey! We’re practically neighbors! Let me know if you need any help… We just got married in September and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions/help out in any way!!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@sauerdragon:  Planning a Wedding to Remember is awesome.  Nice thing is the way it’s organized with the ability to use what you need and skip the rest (it’s packed with tips about what to do/not do, traditions, etc).  Also it’s pretty affordable.  For budget planning the best thing is a free downloadable templete availble from:

http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/wedding-budget.html

What’s great is you can add or subtract things that your wedding needs to customize it, but what I like best is that as you add/change/whatever the various costs it automatically recacluatess the entire budget for you (no more calculators and forgetting to carry 1s!)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I loved A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene. Also enjoy the website of the same name! 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am big on Etiquette…

So I am going to suggest you get yourself a copy of the Post Institute “Emily Post’s ~ Wedding Etiquette” a great book that will cover every facet of Wedding Planning

http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Posts-Wedding-Etiquette-Peggy/dp/0060745045

On the other hand, if you have a genuine interest in Etiquette / Manners, and how with NO MONEY just manners you can find a way to advance yourself in the world (Wedding – Social – Career etc) then I suggest you pick up the larger manual which has chapters on Weddings and so much more…

http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Posts-Etiquette-18th-Edition/dp/0061740233/ref=pd_sim_b_3

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Another vote for A Practical Wedding! It was super helpful with so many aspects of wedding planning, not only logistics but emotional topics as well. I think it prevented me from over-stressing too much.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

+100000 to all the recommendations of A Practical Wedding! I’m reading it now and loving it. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My friend bought me this as a joke present for xmas, but i gotta say it’s great and it has been really helpful.

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