(Closed) BEST wedding planning book/guide?

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Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MyFairytale14:  Check out The Everything Wedding Book.  I have the third edition I got from a friend.  However, there may be a newer addition out!  I really like it! 

Post # 4
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


my top pick- a practical wedding (http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155) it is absolutely amazing. it’s an awesome reference book for anything you need, especially if you’re planning it yourself. i had it from the library, but renewed it the max number of times i could. i think i’m gonna get a copy once we’re home and i know i won’t lose it in the move.

i would also recommend getting a 3-ring binder, and a package of page protectors, along with a folder or two. i have a 1″ binder and it’s got ALL of my paperwork and lists and contracts in it. my mom bought me this huge planner binder thing, but it was way to big to lug around to appointments and things.


Post # 5
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MyFairytale14:  I bought myself the “Bride’s Essential Wedding Planner” by Amy Nebens and found it to be so overwhelming.  Unless you are having a very traditional wedding with all the flower girls, ceremony and reception at different locale, etc.  So much will NOT apply to you you’ll just end up ripping out pages left and right.


I made my own binder and just use the Bee for guidance 🙂

Post # 7
9021 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013



@mchitt329:  +1


I also got the Bride’s Essential Wedding Planner” by Amy Nebens.


My mom insisted I have one.  I went to B&N and laid every single one out on the floor until I found one I liked the best.  It was $19.99 at the store, Amazon may have it for less.  I don’t carry it around with me, but I store all my papers in it and it keeps me organized.  When I started the planning process, I used it for a guide to questions.


Is it a must? No.  Was it helpful? Yes.  I wouldn’t pay more than $20 for something.


You can easily print everything out you need from the Knot planner that is available free online.




Post # 8
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A Practical Wedding was very helpful.

I splurged and got the Russel + Hazel wedding binder kit, but you can go to their website and print off whatever templates from them that you need.

Post # 9
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have this planner and organizer by Mindy Weiss and I love it.

I use the checklist on theknot too

Post # 10
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I liked using the check-list on The Knot website. It was nice to check things off as I go and see what I have left to do.

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mchitt329:  Ugh, this. Glad I bought it with a giftcard; what a waste.

Honestly, between Pinterest and here, I have no need for books.

Post # 12
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My BFF bought me Mindy Weiss’s book while I was planning and I lived by it.  It answered anything you can imagine.  I found it really helpful.  I had other books but that was the best in my opinion.

Post # 13
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MyFairytale14:  Bridal Bargains.  It does a great job of comparing types of vendors and offerring suggestions on where to splurge and where to save.  Other than that Pinterest, Weddingbee, and Google are going to be your friends for the next year or two.

Post # 14
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@colorofmyheart:   I agree, its the only one I found worthwhile.

Post # 15
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@vorpalette:  +1

the internet has been the best guide for me… weddingbee, pinterest, theknot, offbeat bride.  I guess I also like Martha Stewart Weddings LoL.

Post # 16
9170 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

A practical wedding + RealSimple’s timeline for wedding tasks (available on their website) worked great for me! Congrats! 🙂

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