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Top 10 Wedding Planner Books

How to Stay Organized and Plan a Successful Wedding

How to Stay Organized and Plan a Successful Wedding

Congratulations! If you’re recently engaged, this is an incredibly exciting time in your life. And, as you now know (or soon will) planning a wedding can be, well, pretty stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Allow us to introduce a new partner to your happy union: your wedding planning book. Today, say yes to the book with the top ten wedding planners and event organizers currently out there. We don’t want to get too into the nitty-gritty, but soon you’ll be needing to decide who sits where, what questions to ask your event vendors, how much to tip a photographer… ok, we’ll stop. The good news? (Besides the fact that you’re marrying the love of your life.) These ten planners will make life easier by providing you with information, helpful tips, to-do lists, and much more. 

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April 21, 2017

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Amy Nebens: The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner Deluxe Edition

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BEST FOR: Preserving your memories—this comprehensive book will cut down on your stress and is an invaluable keepsake after you’ve finally said: "I do".

USERS SAID: “I purchased this many years ago when I got married and found it not only to be an excellent resource, but also a great keepsake. Now as my girlfriend is getting married, I purchased this for her as an engagement present.”


Alison Hotchkiss: All the Essentials Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Tool for Organizing Your Big Day

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BEST FOR: Brides who seek a chic and practical planner

LOVED FOR: Sought after wedding planner Alison Hotchkiss, who’s recommended by Martha Stewart, provides you with expert advice, to-do lists, sample floor plans, downloadable templates and much more! 


Southern Weddings Magazine: Wedding Planner

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BEST FOR: A Southern wedding, of course! Written by the editors of Southern Weddings Magazine, this makes for a lovely engagement gift for your favorite southern belle.

LOVED FOR: This planner features ten neatly divided and separated sections filled with everything you need. 


Reverend Judith Johnson: The Wedding Ceremony Planner

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BEST FOR: Planning the ceremony

USERS SAID: “With countless samples of ceremony segments and worksheets to put them all together, The Wedding Ceremony Planner affirms what we all hope for: to communicate our love in a clear, heartfelt manner that truly reflects who we are.”


Amy Krouse Rosenthal: The Bride-to-Be Book: A Journal of Memories From the Proposal to "I Do"

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BEST FOR: Journaling the process of planning your wedding

LOVED FOR: Making sure you don’t forget anything—you’ll be able to remember every detail from the proposal to the big day with this essential bride-to-be book. 


Kellee Khalil: Loverly Wedding Planner: The Modern Couple's Guide to Simplified Wedding Planning

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BEST FOR: Taking the stress out of wedding planning

USERS SAID: “Being married myself and going through weddings with a lot of my friends I have read many wedding planning books. This book stands alone. It is not like any other planner I have read, it is much much better.”


Meg Keene: A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You've Got

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BEST FOR: Brides on a budget

LOVED FOR: Providing you with guidance to create the wedding of your dreams no matter what your budget may be


Kate Spade New York Happily Ever After Bridal Planner

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BEST FOR: Making sure every detail has been covered 

LOVED FOR: Its chic and cheerful design 


Mindy Weiss: The Wedding Planner & Organizer

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BEST FOR: Keeping everything together

USERS SAID: “I really like this wedding planner. I like how it has slots to put in papers and contracts. I also like how you're able to add in vendor information and business cards. It's a very convenient binder to keep all of your stuff in for your wedding planning and also comes with a bunch of great tips.”


Carley Roney: The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer

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BEST FOR: Doing it right—The Knot is an incredibly popular wedding website, and this book is jam-packed with essential knowledge and tips.

USERS SAID: “My wedding is in 2 months and this book has been with me every step of the way!I just purchased it again for a friend of mine who is planning now for her November wedding. I went into wedding planning completely clueless and this book covers everything you would ever need to know.”

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