10 Best Wedding Planning Books

After breaking the news of your engagement, suddenly the pressure is on to plan the perfect wedding day. Keeping all the family happy whilst trying to find the right dress, venue and florist can make the best day of your life feel like a nightmare. It can be so easy to lose sight of why you're getting married in the first place. But, there'll be no need to stress when you've got one of our fantastic wedding planning books to assist you. Taking the pressure off having to think of everything, and also knowing how to handle tricky situations when heightened emotions are at play, these books are wedding lifesavers! So, take a deep breath and check out our picks for best wedding planner below...

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1. All The Essentials Wedding Planner

Alison Hotchkiss

For the stylish bride...

Professional wedding planner, Alison Hotchkiss, shares her secrets with you in this fascinating wedding planner sure to get you organised well in time of the big day. With a stylish design and worksheets covering budgets, seating charts, floor plans and more, this wedding planner will calm and inspire you so that you have the perfect wedding day without a hitch.

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2. The Step-By-Step Guide to Planning Your Wedding

Lynda Wright

For the overwhelmed bride...

Divided into three parts; The Countdown Calendar, The Action Plans, and The Checklists, this book will keep you on top of all parts of planning your wedding day. Starting with the basics like who pays for what and moving right through to the Honeymoon, this book has got it all covered. Whether you're planning to get married inside or outside, at home or abroad, in a church or hotel or elsewhere, this book has tips and advice on every option.

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3. A Bride's Planner

Marsha Heckman

For the bride who needs some inspiration...

This three-ring binder includes everything you need to know to organise your big day, from menu suggestions to honeymoon destinations to reception themes. Allowing you to gain inspiration and get expert advice on all parts of the process, this book aims to assist you in planning a stress-free wedding.

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4. Pocket Wedding Planner

Elizabeth Catherine Myers

For the disorganised bride...

Elizabeth Catherine Myers uses her experience as a professional wedding planner to give you all her tips and tricks for the best wedding day possible. This short and concise guide gives you checklists to ensure you won't forget any part of the process, from the DJ to the photographer to the stag and hen parties. No part of the planning is overlooked in this brilliant little lifesaver.

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5. Wedding Bible

Sarah Haywood

For the bride who wants to feel like a princess...

This aptly named 'Wedding Bible' is the ideal tool for planning a sophisticated wedding day. Sarah Haywood is one of the world's most well respected wedding planners. And, after organising weddings for celebrities and royalty, she gives you her unique insights on how to have the most stylish big day. With stunning photos and tons of helpful tips, this is the ultimate wedding planning book for a wedding day fit for royalty.

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6. The Everything Wedding Organizer

Shelly Hagen

For the forgetful bride...

This brilliant book takes you through all parts of the wedding planning journey, including invitation and thank you note etiquette, tips on sticking to budget and how to utilise social media. Nothing is missed in this useful planner with every detail covered and with worksheets and checklists for you to stay on top of your planning all the way through to the big day.

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7. The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner

Amy Nebens

For the bride who wants everything organised in advance...

Planning a wedding is a stressful process for even the calmest of brides but with this handy wedding planner you can finally relax. No part of the wedding planning is missed with a guest list, 16-month calendar and suggestions for questions to service providers, the whole process is simplified. It's the perfect guidebook for any bride-to-be.

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8. The Wedding Book

Carina von Bulow

For the fashion-conscious bride...

Whatever your style, be it traditional, modern or bohemian, and whenever your wedding is taking place, this fantastic wedding planner and photo book can give you inspiration and tips for the most perfect wedding day. Featuring expert advice and seasonal guides, there is something all wedding planners to take form this stunning book.

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9. DIY Wedding Manual

Laura Strutt

For the creative bride...

If you want to have a wedding day in your own unique style, you can design and craft your own wedding supplies with step-by-step instructions in this DIY wedding book. Guiding you through wedding planning on a budget, this handy planner and craft book can help you have the perfect wedding day your way.

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10. The Wedding Planner & Organizer

Mindy Weiss

For the bride who hates awkward conversations...

This three-ring binder is packed with lists, advice and spreadsheets to keep you completely on top of everything, and is a must-have for anyone planning a wedding. Mindy Weiss knows all the issues that can crop up when arranging the big day but, with her handy tips, facing seating plans and wedding timelines won't seem so scary!

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Have a stress-free wedding day with our handy wedding planners. If you still need more options, check out our full range of wedding planning books.

  • ADXVD
    • £8.09
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    With this book you really can have a fabulous wedding that you'll remember forever - and still save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. In this short, easy-to-read guide, an experienced professional wedding planner gives you the benefit of her advice. With the practical help of useful checklists you will find out how to plan and manage the perfect day, including: - Planning and managing the hen and stag parties. - Choosing and booking the venue. - Planning and organising the drinks and catering, cars and drivers, photographs, flowers, DJs, invitations, etc. - Choosing the bride's and bridesmaids' dresses. This book will make sure you keep all the romance in your special day without the stress of costs spiralling out of control.
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    Filled with everything a modern bride needs to organize her perfect big day, The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner is like having your own personal wedding consultant. It contains a wealth of completely up-to-date information about the entire planning process: checklists for every step, interview questions for potential service providers, worksheets to record vendor services and costs, DIY and money-saving hints, at-a-glance advice, a 16-month fill-in calendar, sleeves to hold business cards, guest list and seating chart organisers, pockets on all tab dividers and more!
  • APIIS
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    Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. The Wedding Book for Every Season will guide you every step of the way until you walk down the aisle. Start with a stroll through the four seasons. This evocative volume offers ideas and inspiration-from seasonal flowers and decorations to what to wear and how to organise the perfect celebration. This book is both a style guide and a beautiful photo book that kicks wedding stress to the curb and highlights the joy and excitement of planning your big day. The authors have extensive experience in planning weddings and share their favourite stylish wedding concepts for every season and taste, whether traditional, bohemian, or urban modern.
  • AWYFN
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    New in Paperback. Many savvy couples are getting creative nowadays when it comes to planning and arranging their wedding, in order to make their 'big day' unique, meaningful and affordable. Packed with creative suggestions, step-by-step projects, money-saving hints and inspirations for the special day, the DIY Wedding Manual will guide you through the process of planning and preparing your perfect wedding day, on a budget.
  • AMJJO
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    The critically acclaimed WEDDING BIBLE is the definitive guide to arranging a wedding with style, sophistication and panache. Described by Conde Nast Brides magazine as: "the ultimate guide to getting married" this all new, redesigned and luxurious second edition is beautifully presented with special papers, bookmarks and inspirational imagery from real weddings from four world-renowned wedding photographers to offer international appeal. Contains detailed advice and shopping tips, planning solutions and checklists, with easy to access money-saving advice for the bride on a budget. Sarah also peppers the book with tips and insights from some of the biggest names in the international events industry who she works alongside when planning big budget weddings across the globe: from the fashion famous, leading hotels, celebrity florists and photographers, stylists to royalty and the stars (some of whom worked on the Royal Wedding). A publication with a proven track record, this new edition retains it's 'Brit Glam Wedding' status whilst adding international appeal and from CNN's Royal Wedding Expert.
  • AWLVJ
    • £12.89
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    All you need for planning the wedding of your dreams! Finding the right venue. Picking the perfect dress. Deciding on the guest list. The list of things that have to be selected, viewed, tasted, signed, and completed before your big day can be overwhelming. You need a comprehensive resource to plan and track every detail! The Everything Wedding Organizer, 5th Edition will help you stay organized, prepared, and relatively stress-free for a unique and unforgettable day. Inside you'll find helpful advice on:* Making and sticking to a wedding budget* DIY projects* Using social media to your advantage* Keeping track of vendors and payments* Invitation and thank-you note etiquettePacked with dozens of worksheets, checklists, and samples, this convenient and irreplaceable guide makes planning your wedding a breeze!
  • AWINM
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    A lavishly illustrated, hardworking wedding organizer, a personal journal, and a source of ideas and information to inspire, this three-ring binder is filled with tips for the bride. It includes fill-in space and prompts to help keep the busy bride organized, divided into seven sections: Ideas and Resources, To-Do Lists, A 13- Month Calendar, Vendors and Location, Bride and Wedding Party, Guests and Gifts, and Keepsakes and Photos. It has a place for everything the bride needs to know and everything she needs to do. There are pockets, business card holders, photo sleeves, DVD holders, and space to add pages to the binder. Both an organizer and a source for the bride s dreams, inspiration, and her own creative planning display, A Bride s Planner is packed with facts, trivia, and advice on music, vows, cake, flowers, honeymoon destinations, showers, classic traditions, menu suggestions, floral arrangements, and reception themes. It also offers suggestions from an expert and valuable tips and advice on wedding customs and traditions, locations, and timing all to help the bride realize her own individual style in the look and theme of her wedding
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    our wedding day marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in your life, so you'll want to make sure it's as wonderful as you always dreamed it would be. This book will guide you through all the organisational detail of your wedding preparations so that you'll feel completely confident about the many choices and decisions you will have to make. Written and designed in a logical, easy-to-use style, it concentrates on the practical aspects of preparing for your big day and is divided into three parts: * The Countdown Calendar, detailing all the vital steps at each stage of the preparations * The Action Plans, showing the step-by-step sequences needed to organise the transport, flowers, photography and all the other essentials * The Checklists, providing lots of space for you to record all the relevant information, so that you can track your progress and ensure that nothing has been overlooked If you follow this book step by step, you'll feel confident that your big day will be a great success and one that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Contents: How to use this Book; Engagement; Wedding Countdown Calendar; Who Pays for What; Wedding Expenses; Wedding Rings; Church Wedding; Order of Service; Music and Bible Readings; Civil Ceremony; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Legal Preliminaries; Necessary Documents; Marrying Abroad; Register Office; Approved Premises; Civil Partnership; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Legal Preliminaries; Necessary Documents; Register Office; Approved Premises; Marrying Abroad; Service of Blessing; Flowers; Photography; Video; Transport; Invitations and Guest List; Stationery; Wedding Gifts; Gifts for Attendants; Duties; Best Man; Chief Bridesmaid or Matron of Honour; Bridesmaids; Flower Girl and Pageboys; Ushers; Bride's Father or Giver-away; Bride's Mother; Clothes; Bride; Matron of Honour; Bridesmaids; Flower Girl; Pageboys; Bridegroom; Male Attendants; Hair and Beauty; Reception; Hotel, Restaurant or Banqueting Room; Hall or Function Room; At Home; Marquees; Catering; Self-catering; Professional Catering; Wedding Cake; Speeches; Entertainment; Accommodation and Hospitality; Stag and Hen Parties; Honeymoon; After the Wedding; Checklists.
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    Created as a three-ring binder, this title has tabs for each category: The Big Picture and Contacts; Budget; Location, Location, and Location; Menu and Flowers; Rentals; The Dress! (And What Everyone Else Is Wearing); The Guests and the Invitations; Music, Photography, and Videography; and, Making It Official: Rings, Licenses, Vows, Officiants. Packed throughout are tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets, and schedules to help brides (and grooms) manage everything from building a wedding timeline and organizing the dreaded seating chart to getting the wedding party matched and fitted. From "Will you marry me?" to "I do", nothing will slip through the cracks.
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    This gorgeously designed wedding organizer from wedding planner Alison Hotchkiss includes thoughtful advice and guided worksheets to track all aspects of wedding planning: guest lists, vendor information and contracts, hotel and venue details, budget, floor plans, seating charts, inspiration, resources and more. Fresh yet classic 4-colour tabs designed by the wedding experts at Hello!Lucky make this a must-have for the Style Me Pretty and Design*Sponge bride.