(Closed) Which wedding books would you recommend to others?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Great topic idea! 

I would NOT recommend Planning a Wedding to Remember: The Complete Wedding Planner by Beverly Clark. Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law purchased it for me as an engagement gift online and it is not my favorite; doesn’t have enough info ideas and is bizzarely organized. My apologies to those who did like it. Just one gal’s opinion.

I honestly learned a lot about flowers, bouquet sizes, flowers seasons, etc. from The Knot’s Book of Wedding Flowers. I checked it out from the library and have wanted to buy it ever since. At first I thought, how stupid a book devoted to flowers, but after looking at it I want it!

I love anything Martha of course, which is why I was surprised to find that Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law didn’t buy me her company’s planner. Her new cake book is to die for; at least flip through it at a bookstore!

I also bought Southern Weddings by Tara Guerard, very inspirational and inexpensive. At the same time, I bought DIY Wedding and reading it has been fun and helpful if you’re into the DIY scene.

The Real Simple wedding book/magazine has great checklists and content heavy stories sprinkled with real weddings. I’ve been using that a lot and it was my last big book purchase.

Post # 4
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Here was another thread on wedding books:




My favorite has to be Instant Weddings by Jennifer L. Shawne and Mary Lynn Blasutta. It has a lighter approach and doesn’t make you feel like you have to have the perfect wedding. There are some good stories mixed in too. They also have a planner that’s pretty good too.

Post # 5
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I liked "Wedding Planning for Dummies". Lots of useful information.

Post # 6
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

After vowing not to buy any more books, I splurged on Fete, The Wedding Experience, by Jung lee. I thought I was weddinged out, but aftter looking at the beautiful photographs and reading the tips, I had a new-found trove of ideas! It doesn’t have typical wedding planning guidelines, but offers a lot of innovative ideas for classic wedding traditions.

It’s substantially lower priced on Amazon:


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