It’s important to go into wedding planning with all the facts. This is one of the most expensive commitments you’ll ever make; it’s up there with going to college, buying a house, purchasing a car and other major investments. Our focus is on helping you have a budget-friendly wedding and as much as we’d love to say we know everything, there are a lot of resources out there to help you plan your wedding. We’ve compiled a list of the best wedding planning books we could find – we hope you’ll find a few that you can’t live without! Get started planning your wedding day spending with one or more of these books!

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Best Wedding Planning Books Overall

1. A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration (2011)

2. The Wedding Book: Everything You Need to Know (2015)

3. Loverly Wedding Planner: The Modern Couple’s Guide to Simplified Wedding Planning (2015)

4. Wedding Planning : Every Bride’s Essential Wedding Guide (2016)

5. Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides (2010)

6. Unveiling Weddings: Getting the Most Out of Your Engagement from Yes to I Do! Collection of Stories & Insight (2010)

7. Wedding Planning for Dummies (2012)

8. Instant Wedding Planner: Get from ‘Will You?’ to ‘I Do!’ in Record Time (2005)

9. The Wedding Book: An Expert’s Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day–Your Way (2016)

10. The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Them (2012)



13. The Busy Brides Bible for Planning a Fabulous Wedding Without the Expensive Cost of a Wedding Planner (2011)

14. Wedding Planning in 6 Months: How To Plan a Wedding in less than six months on Budget With Checklist (2014)

Wedding Planning in 6 Months: How To Plan a Wedding in less than six months on Budget With Checklist: (Wedding Plan Books) by [Williams, Arnie]

Best Wedding Etiquette Books

15. Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette (sixth edition, 2014)

16. Wedding Etiquette for Dummies (2009)

17. The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book: From Invites to Thank-you Notes – All You Need to Handle Even the Stickiest Situations with Ease (2013)

Best Wedding Planners, Organizers, Workbooks and Journals

18. The Wedding Planner and Organizer (2012)

19. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer [binder edition]: Worksheets, Checklists, Etiquette, Calendars, and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Calendar  (2013)

20. A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You’ve Got (without Losing Your Mind in the Process) (2016)

20. The Knot Book of Wedding Lists (2007)

21. The Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer (2009)

22. Wedding Planning: Dream Wedding Tips – A Guide with Wedding Checklists, Budgets, Calendars, and More (2015)

23. The Essential Guide to Wedding Planning: Expert Advice and Tips for Your Perfect Wedding (2015)

24. The Bride-to-Be Book: A Journal of Memories From the Proposal to “I Do” (2011)

Best Wedding Inspiration Books

25. The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas: Cakes; Bouquets & Centerpieces; Vows & Toasts; and Details (2014)

26. The Perfect Wedding Details: More Than 100 Ideas for Personalizing Your Wedding (2003)

27. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook: More Than 1,000 Cakes, Centerpieces, Bouquets, Dresses, Decorations, and Ideas for the Perfect Day (2010)

28. Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration (2012)

29. The New-Fashioned Wedding: Designing Your Artful, Modern, Crafty, Textured, Sophisticated Celebration (2015)

30. Martha Stewart Weddings: Ideas and Inspiration (2015)

31. Martha Stewart’s Keepsake Wedding Planner (2003)

32. The Knot Outdoor Weddings (2015)

33. The Rustic Wedding Handbook (2014)

34. Rustic Wedding Chic (2012)

35. Prairie Style Weddings: Rustic and Romantic Farm, Woodland, and Garden Celebrations (2014)

36. Weddings in Color: 500 Creative Ideas for Designing a Modern Wedding (2015)

37. Will You Marry Me: Wedding Planning and Design (2015)

38. Simple Stunning Weddings: Designing and Creating Your Perfect Celebration (2004)

39. Colin Cowie Wedding Chic: 1,001 Ideas for Every Moment of Your Celebration (2008)

40. The Complete Outdoor Wedding Planner: From Rustic Settings to Elegant Garden Parties, Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Day Special (2001)

41. Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South (2006)

42. Weddings by Tara Guérard (2010)

43. Barn Weddings (2013)

Best Wedding DIY and Crafting Books

44. Rustic Chic Wedding: 55 Projects for Crafting Your Own Wedding Style (2014)

45. The Handcrafted Wedding: 340 Fun and Imaginative Handmade Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Day (2012)

46. Vintage Wedding Style: More than 25 Simple Projects and Endless Inspiration for Designing Your Big Day (2012)

47. Handmade Weddings: More Than 50 Crafts to Personalize Your Big Day (2010)

48. The DIY Bride (2007)

49. The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours Before Your Special Day (2010)

50. bloom daily planners Undated Wedding Planner – Hard Cover Wedding Planner & Organizer 

51. Crafty Ideas for the Bride on a Budget: 75 DIY Wedding Projects (2010)

52. The DIY Wedding – Celebrate Your Day Your Way (2007)

53. Bridal Bargains Wedding Planner: The Dollars & Sense Guide To Planning Your Wedding (2013)

54. Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Organizer for the Blushing Bride (2014)

55. A Bride’s Book: An Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake for the Year of the Wedding (2007)

56. The Bride’s Essential Wedding Planner: Deluxe Edition (2013)

57. All the Essentials Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Tool for Organizing Your Big Day (2012)

58. The Bride’s Essential Book of Lists: Things to Do & Questions to Ask (2013)

59. The DIY Bride An Affair to Remember: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style (2012)

Best Wedding Ceremonies, Vows and Traditions Books

60. The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions [Revised Edition]: Readings, Rituals, Music, Dances, and Toasts (2013)

61. The Wedding Officiant’s Guide: How to Write and Conduct a Perfect Ceremony (2014)

62. Weddings from the Heart: Contemporary and Traditional Ceremonies for an Unforgettable Wedding (2002)

63. Diane Warner’s Complete Book of Wedding Vows: Hundreds of Ways to Say “I Do” (2006)

64. The Wedding Ceremony Planner: The Essential Guide to the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day (2013)

65. Sacred Ceremony: Create and Officiate Personalized Wedding Ceremonies (2011)

66. A Wedding Ceremony To Remember: Perfect Words For The Perfect Wedding (2013)

67. Wedding Blessings: Prayers and Poems Celebrating Love, Marriage and Anniversaries (2003)

Best Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen and Family Books

68. The Everything Mother of the Bride Book: The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide for Mom!  (2015)

69. The Groom’s Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man (Owner’s and Instruction Manual) (2007)

70. The Bride’s Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Biggest Day of Your Life (Owner’s and Instruction Manual) (2008)

72. The Quintessential Wedding Guide … Maid of Honor (2008)

73. The Knot Bridesmaid Handbook: Help the Bride Shine Without Losing Your Mind (2009)

74. The Everything Groom Book: A survival guide for men! (2010)

75. The Knot Guide For The Mother of the Bride (2005)

76. The Knot Guide for the Groom (2005)

77. The Bridesmaid Guide: Modern Advice on Etiquette, Parties, and Being Fabulous (2011)

78. The Everything Bridesmaid Book: From bachelorette party planning to ceremony etiquette – all you need for an unforgettable wedding (2011)

79. The Bridesmaid’s Manual: Make it To and Through the Wedding with Your Sanity (and Your Friendship) Intact (2013)

80. Maid of Honor Handbook: Duties, Details, and Delights (2007)

81. The Big White Book of Weddings: A How-to Guide for the Savvy, Stylish Bride (2010)

82. F@#% the Knot!: How to be a Fantastic Bridesmaid When You Think ‘Wedding’ is a Four-Letter Word (2012)

Best Wedding Flowers Books

83. Paula Pryke: Wedding Flowers: Bouquets and Floral Arrangements for the Most Memorable and Perfect Wedding Day (2014)

84. The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers (2002)

85. To Have & To Hold: Magical Wedding Bouquets (2005)

86. The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials (2016)

Best LGBT Wedding Books

87. The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony: Planning Guide for Creating a Personalized, Unique Ceremony Supporting ALL Couples, Same Sex and Opposite Sex (2014)

88. The Lesbian Couple’s Guide to Wedding Planning: Everything You Need to Know About Planning Your Dream Wedding (2013)

89. The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings (2012)

90. Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-First-Century Weddings (2014)

Best Destination Wedding Books

91. The Knot Destination Weddings (2007)

92. How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional (2016)

93. Destination Weddings for Dummies (2007)

94. The Everything Destination Wedding Book: A Complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Away from Home (2006)

95. A Fairy Tale Affair – How to Plan a Fabulous Destination Wedding on a Shoestring Budget (2014)

96. The Destination Wedding Workbook (2004)

Best Wedding Reception Books

97. Wedding Receptions That Rock: Creative Ideas for Music and a Fun, High-Energy Celebration (2013)

Best Wedding Fitness and Beauty Books

98. Radiant Bride: The Beauty, Diet, Fitness, and Fashion Plan for Your Big Day (2016)

Best Budget Wedding Planning Books

99. Your $1500 Frugal Wedding: A Simple Guide to Getting What You Want – From Touching Ceremony to Fun Getaway (2016)

100. Plan Your Dream Wedding on a Budget: Including DIY Ideas to Guarantee an Affordable, Beautiful Wedding (2016)

101. Wedding Planning: How to Afford Yourself Low-Cost But Unforgettable Wedding With Simple Planning Techniques (2016)

102. Budget Weddings for Dummies (2009)

103. Bride on a Mission: A Wedding Planning Guide for the Crafty, the Thrifty, & the Feisty Bride-To-Be (2014)

104. How to Plan Your Own Wedding and Save Thousands – Without Going Crazy (2008)

105. Bridal Bargains (2013)

106. The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide (2013)

107. Wedding Planning: Affordable and Practical Wedding Guide for Planning The Best Wedding Celebration (2014)

108. Wedding Planning Guide: A Practical, on a Budget Guide to a Sweet and Affordable Wedding Celebration (2015)

109. Plan the Perfect Wedding on a Small Budget: Featuring Real Couples’ Weddings on $2,000 to $10,000 Budgets (2011)

110.Wedding Planning: How to get your dream wedding with a low budget? (2016)

111. Ultra Simple Wedding Planner & Organizer (2010)

Wedding for $1000 – Getting Started: Planning a Wedding on a Small Budget (2016)

Wedding for $1000 - Getting Started: Planning a Wedding on a Small Budget by [Thomas, Maigen]

Planning a Wedding on a Small Budget: Top Money-Saving Tips (2016)

Planning a Wedding on a Small Budget: Top Money Saving Tips by [Thomas, Maigen]

Hey, we couldn’t resist adding our two budget wedding planning books again because we hope you’ll find them fantastically useful AND affordable at only $2.99 each!  We hope you enjoyed this exhaustive list of the best wedding planning books we could find, and that you found one or two that were helpful in your planning.

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