The 10 Best Wedding Planner Books
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2018. You and your partner have decided to take the plunge and have got engaged, but now comes the hard part. Navigate your nuptials with ease using one of the wedding planner books from our list. Whether you’re devoted to details or just aren’t sure where to start, we’ve selected everything from practical guides for the budget-conscious to specialized titles, so you can organize the perfect day. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 22, 2019:
From curating guest lists and figuring out finances to having personalized signs made and hiring caterers, planning a wedding can be a huge endeavor, which is why many engaged couples opt for a planning book or two. Different from actual wedding planners, which are blank templates for brides and grooms to log details in for posterity, the books on this list are meant to be interactive while also providing guidance, advice, tips, and warnings to help make the planning process a smooth and easy one.
That being said, weddings are highly individual events and everybody handles stress and organization differently, which is why you'll find titles that vary from very interactive (The Knot Ultimate Organizer, The Knot Book of Wedding Lists) to moderately so (Loverly Guide, The Wedding Book, A Practical Planner). Some volumes are dedicated to same-sex couples (Equally Wed), the groom (The Groom's Guide), and those on a budget (Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer).
In the age of search engines, many people still find a printed book helpful for organizing, as it puts everything in front of them and provides tangible ways to document preferences, decisions, and notes. That being said, we decided to scrap Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony from our list, as it mostly contains information that is searchable online, and in its attempts to cater to everyone, becomes less specialized and therefore, less helpful. And although we still love Weddings in Color and think it a very valuable companion planning book, we let it go in favor of the more practical Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, which touches on the social aspects that often go uncovered in other books.