The Best Wedding Books For Wedding Planning
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Are you the Ultimate, “Do-it yourself” Georgia Bride? If so, here are a few books to help you on your journey of creating your dream wedding with your own hands.
Ultimate Guide To Start Planning Your Wedding
The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer [binder edition]
All right, this book or should I say binder, is the ultimate guide for beginners who want the satisfaction of planning their own wedding, but don’t necessarily know everything there is to know about weddings.
This binder comes with lots of helpful check sheets and a mindful timeline to help you stay on track. It also comes in handy when it comes to keeping you on your budget. It helps with estimates for picking your venue, which flowers you want, cake tasting and helping you choose the perfect photographer.
It also assists with finding your perfect dress and hairstyle. It does this by giving you a diagram of different body shapes and which dresses fit best to each body shape. It also goes as far as helping you find which makeup you should wear. All the while gives you a helpful timeline for dress fittings.
This book is perfect for helping you keep everything organized, and it is very customizable thanks to it being a binder with prongs that allow you to remove or add important papers. There is also a pocket in the back to keep a hold of all the important business cards you may need.
As far as this binder goes it is rated the best seller on Amazon at the moment, it comes with tons of informational worksheets that go over every possible thing you may need for your wedding. This is a great book/binder for anyone planning a wedding.
Planning A Wedding On a Tight Budget
The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer:
The author for this book has been said to have gone “above and beyond” when it comes to covering all the bases for having and planning a wedding.
In the book she covers all the possible expenses and how to conquer them. There are tons of helpful check sheets, along with example budgets that give you a more realistic expectation when it comes to managing your own budget. There is also a calendar to help manage your timeline and how fast things should be moving along.
There are tons of things to consider when planning a wedding and this book covers almost everything you would possibly need to know that ranges from what city you should have your wedding in along with budgets to building your guest list. It also teaches you how to set achievable wedding goals so that you can have the perfect wedding.
There are also a few other guides within this guide. It talks about stylish alternatives that helps you determine the type of style you want for your wedding without going overboard. She also goes over which questions you should be asking your vendors, venues and more. Lastly she gives advice on when you should DIY and when you shouldn’t, sometimes the amount of time and effort that goes into a project(s) isn’t actually worth it.
This book is great for people who need to stick to their very tight budget, and the book itself doesn’t cost very much. It is also another best seller on Amazon at the moment with high ratings.
How To Plan A Modern Wedding
Weddings in Color: 500 Creative Ideas for Designing a Modern Wedding
This book helps brides who have a more modern taste for weddings. As of recently people love to have either vintage or traditional weddings and there aren’t too many books that assist with helping you find modern decor or ideas for weddings. However, with this book, that solves all your problems!
This book contains a brightly colored way to help brides decide on which decor, cake and even dress is best for them in their modern taste.
Each section is divided up by colors and focuses on the different things you can have in your wedding that relate to each color. And on top of that each of the photos are high quality and absolutely stunning!
It is such an inspiring book that helps with a more contemporary look. It also contains wonderful outside the box ideas.
How To Plan A Unique Wedding
Wedding Planning for the Busy Feminist by Amanda Pendolino
This book gives a unique look on planning your wedding. It gives very helpful and funny advice all from real brides, grooms and vendors when it comes to planning your wedding on a budget. This survival guide allows the bride and groom to feel empowered as well as help them examine conflicts about outdated traditions and expensive fantasies inspired from social media.
It gives tons of tips and funny stories from a chosen few who has been involved with planning a wedding.
A Little Bit of Everything Wedding Advice
Wedding Etiquette by Anna Post and Lizzie Post
This book goes on just a bit farther then just simply guiding you on how to organize a wedding. It discusses etiquette for a wedding and goes on to examine the complexity of old traditions replacing new ones as well as blending traditions together to help with compromises. They have this guide to help brides have fun and reduce stress.
The book also talks about how to handle awkward family situations, choosing an officiant and who you should include on your guest list. It goes on to answer most questions people tend to have about wedding etiquette.
It also mentions how to handle divorced parents, thoughtful ways to integrate technology as well as the do’s and don’ts of giving gifts. The way this book is set up is a great way for brides and grooms to get a handle on what is to come for their wedding that goes just a little beyond getting everything organized.