Newly Engaged Bee Looking for Wedding Planning Essentials & Accessories

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m a pretty relaxed person, I have just been using theknot.com as my go to for checklists and stuff. I don’t have a binder or planner or anything. 

Post # 3
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51 posts
Worker bee

Hi. I’m the same as you recently engaged a little over a week but I will be getting married in May 2020. I just recently bout a wedding planning binder called “the knot ultimate wedding planner organizer” and I’ve skimmed through it these past couple of days and I really recommend it. It has EVERYTHING in it even things you don’t think of. It is very informative and helpful. I got it from Barnes and Nobles for $30. But I’m sure you could buy it elsewhere. I think it’s worth it for sure! Good luck and congratulations! 

Post # 5
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1376 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Stay away from PINTEREST! wink

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I second the knot. I don’t have their book, but I’ve been using all their online vendor guides, checklists, timelines, budgeting, etc. It’s really convenient to have it all in one place. I also bought “The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner” from Amazon. If you are just starting out, it’s probably a great resource. It talks you through how to pick a budget, how to compare vendors, etc. It has worksheets in it which is really nice for organization. I bought it after we had already booked a few vendors and had a budget set though, so it wasn’t super helpful for me since I already had a decent amount planned.

I also (obviously, lol) use Weddingbee! There are thousands of posts on here for every wedding planning issue/question under the sun. When I had really specific questions that only related to my wedding, I’d just make a post about it and everyone is super helpful at giving advice.

Post # 7
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I bought the knot book too but honestly thought it didn’t apply so I haven’t even opened it. Whatever is online is plenty and the knot has free checklists in their app. Skip the actual book!

Post # 8
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I didn’t use a wedding planner (something I massively regret now haha) but I would say that ‘The Wedding Book’ by Mindy Weiss was totally invaluable to me. Everything from random etiquette that you just wouldn’t know unless you’d be married before to order of the day recommendations to budget saving ideas are covered.

I wasted a lot of money on useless planners and pretty picture books but Mindy Weiss’ was worth every penny 🙂 If you also want something pretty (and also functional), I also love the Martha Stewart Weddings book!

 

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