Post # 1
I was looking to get some type of book/planner to help jumpstart our wedding process since neither of us have a clearcut vision yet or even really know where to start. We picked a date, that’s it so far. We don’t even know our budget yet.
A Practical Wedding is talked about a lot but I see there is both a book and a planner. Is it really necessary to get both? Can’t I just get one? Which one is more useful? What is the difference?
Post # 2
I bought a Practical Wedding, but I’ve barely read any of it. It just seems like obvious common sense stuff. I didn’t buy a wedding planner. What has been most useful to me is making a list of everything I need and checking it off as I go. It’s actually been very easy. I don’t have a clear budget, which I’m sure people will think is bad, but I just go by if a vendor sounds reasonably priced to me or not. I only have small stuff left now like shoes and veil, table numbers, invitations, and a Spotify playlist.
Post # 3
To update this thread, I ended up getting BOTH. They are life savers. I could not have figured out what to do without having these planners. If you are like me, who has never been actively part of a wedding planning process before, I do recommend getting some type of planner.
I like these specifically because they are very non-judgemental and open. They will work if you are planning on having a wedding with 10 guests or having a wedding with 300 guests. They also have “homework” for you to do (if you want to) to help you make decisions and guide you along.
10/10, would recommend.