20 Best Wedding Planning Books and Organizers of 2023

It’s no secret that planning a wedding takes a ton of work — especially in the age of Pinterest boards and Instagram inspo. Many couples pick a wedding theme (classic, bohemian, modern and glamorous to name a few), set a budget, hire a wedding planner and so much more! It takes time, patience and a checklist to stay organized and aware of your budget throughout the process. To make the planning feel manageable and take some stress off preparing for the big day, browse our picks of the best wedding planning books.

Whether you’re looking to host a backyard celebration, destination wedding or a more intimate affair with just close family and friends, our roundup features step-by-step guides that will help in every stage of the journey. “These books will inspire you,” says Liz Sellassie, owner and designer of

Designer Loft Bridal. “They give you amazing creative ideas and keep you organized and on time.” This includes expert tips on everything from choosing a venue and narrowing down the guest list. Plus, many planners come with inspirational photos of real-life weddings, insight from brides and wedding professionals, and blank to-do lists, calendars and spaces for scrapbooking. And if you’re unsure of where to start, gathering photos is an easy first step. “Most of our clients begin their wedding planning by creating a mood board so they can nail down the aesthetic of their day,” says Sellassie. “Once they’ve created a general vibe of what they want through this mood board, that’s typically when they begin outfit shopping, venue hunting and more.”

No matter where you are with your wedding prep, add one of these wedding planning books to your must-have list. While you’re at it, these wedding registry ideas and wedding photo albums are helpful to keep in mind before and after the special day.

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    The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner and Organizer

    An Everything-You-Need Binder for Weddings

    Editors of the Knot The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner and Organizer

    $27 at Amazon

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    The Complete Wedding Planner

    Wedding Expert Pick

    Your Perfect Day The Complete Wedding Planner

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    Hardcover Wedding Planner

    Wedding Expert Pick

    Global Printed Products Hardcover Wedding Planner

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    The Wedding Planner & Organizer

    Wedding Expert Pick

    Workman Publishing Company The Wedding Planner & Organizer

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    The Complete Wedding Planner Book and Organizer

    A Simple Planner for a Luxurious Wedding

    DayWorks Design The Complete Wedding Planner Book and Organizer

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