Post # 1
One of the most helpful wedding resources I’ve found has actually been a book. I love Weddingbee and have a ton of other wedding websites bookmarked but I found that I needed to balance out all of the awesome ideas, dresses, cakes, decorations, etc. with more time thinking about the ceremony itself in an environment where I’m not easily distracted by hyperlinks.
This book was also really helpful. My fiance and I recently went through it looking for wedding readings and at the end we had a lot of pages marked with post-it notes and had sappy grins on our faces.
Which books have you used and really liked?
Post # 3
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
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
I liked "Wedding Planning for Dummies". Lots of useful information.
Post # 6
- 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: