Post # 1
Honest question LOL. I am starting to realize I have NO idea where to begin and what all the “rules” and ettiquite is. My family is starting to ask me about things that I’ve never heard of before. So seriously, is there a book I can buy to teach me these things?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
A Practical Wedding saved us THOUSANDS of dollars.
If you only read one book about weddings, read that one!
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: +1. I liked A Practical Wedding and Bridal Bargains.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I will look into these 🙂
Post # 10
@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
@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:
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
I loved A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene. Also enjoy the website of the same name!
Post # 13
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
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…
Hope this helps,
Post # 14
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
+100000 to all the recommendations of A Practical Wedding! I’m reading it now and loving it.
Post # 16
My friend bought me this as a joke present for xmas, but i gotta say it’s great and it has been really helpful.