Wedding Planning Book Reviews

December 31, 2013 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

blog picThousands of wedding planning books are available for couples getting married. With so many choices, it might be challenging to select the right one for you. One way to pick a book is to narrow your focus on what you desire most for your wedding.  If you want a vintage wedding, choose wedding planning books specializing in vintage ceremonies or if you are looking for bargains select a wedding planning book with a budget emphasis. Most books are available in digital formats as well as hard copies. There are many options read on for a look as some popular wedding planning books.

Small Budgets

Need guidance on how to plan a wedding with a small budget then try “How to Plan Your Own Wedding and Save Thousands – Without Going Crazy” by Tracy Leigh. This book promises to reduce expenses with hundreds of insider tips on saving money from invitations to guest favors. Included with the book are helpful checklists and planning guides.

Creative Ideas

For brides that dance to a different tune then the “Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides” or “Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides” both by Ariel Meadow Stallings might be for you.

These books target brides interested in such things as vegan alternatives, outside-the-box styles and breaking wedding traditions. This book is part memoir and part handbook filled with many anecdotes.


Couples ready to roll up their sleeves for a do-it-yourself wedding might benefit from reading “The DIY Wedding: Celebrate Your Day Your Way” by Kelly Barre. Considered a comprehensive do-it-yourself wedding guide, this book shows how-to instructions on everything from flowers to vendor contracts. The book features full length start-to-finish project you can do at home.

Destination Weddings

Planning a wedding in a faraway destination offers unique logistics and different challenges apart from the ordinary wedding. If you are planning a destination wedding, read “Destination Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding” from Afar by Alison Hotchkiss.

This book offers expert advice on everything related to destination wedding planning such as selecting a venue, when to go, getting there and the honeymoon. Included are useful wedding planning checklists and helpful worksheets.

Beginner’s Guide

Not everyone has been planning their wedding since childhood; “Wedding Planning for Dummies” by Marcy Blum simplifies the wedding planning process for the newly engaged. This practical guide seeks to take the mystery out of wedding planning by providing easy step-by-step instruction on every aspect of wedding planning.

For even more, read “Easy Wedding Planning Plus: The Most Comprehensive and Easy to Use Wedding Planner” by Elisabeth Lluch. This guide offers an additional section laden with helpful honeymoon planning tips.

For face to face wedding planning, come to the Great Bridal Expo to get ideas and suggestions for your upcoming wedding.  The Great Bridal Expo is a nationwide touring wedding show featuring current wedding trends, an incredible honeymoon showcase, New York-style fashion shows featuring the latest styles for Brides and Grooms, live orchestra and DJ performances, endless exhibitions and a bevy of knowledgeable wedding professionals ready to meet with you and make your wedding dreams come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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