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Your Guide to Buying the Best Wedding Planner Book Now

Your Guide to Buying the Best Wedding Planner Book Now

Are you planning a wedding by yourself? Are you a DIY bride and or groom? If there is one thing you will need, it’s a wedding planner book and not just any wedding planning book either. Certainty there are many wedding planning books in the marketplace and sure they do have lots of helpful information however how many of these books cover the areas you want or have the important information you need. Beside when you really think about it, are you certain you know everything that you should consider when planning you wedding by yourself. Believe me this endeavor is fraught with pitfalls, headache and many challenges to the untrained. That’s why I am reminding you, go get yourself a wedding planning book before you mess up you big day.

Therefore what is it you should look for in that necessary planning guide, you are going to get? First ensure you are getting simple instructions and guidelines to help plan your dream wedding You don’t need to be confused by jargon or technical terms of which you are hearing about for the first time in your life. When it comes to the structure of you book a spiral Bound book is the best choice. However if you find a great book and it’s not spiral bounded, I wouldn’t pass it up if I were you. who wants to end up with a wedding day horror story, certainly not you. Therefore why did I suggest a spiral bounded book? These book are usually easy to carry makes notes in and consequently durable. Believe me when I say your book is going to go through a very brief and rough life probably more than the life of any ordinary book. This book is going to be closer to you than your best friend it going to be your guide, your inspiration and main resource in you wedding planning efforts and you are going to work it like a mule.

Of the many wedding planning books you will be examining ensure the book you choose has included in it pages; Checklist, Worksheets, and Information sheets. Remember You wedding planner book is your wedding planning resource, your reference guide. You should therefore ensure it has copious space for note taking. e.g you visited a few florist shops looked at a few designers and heard a few terms you know you’re going to want to make notes on the terms u heard and the shops, prices and ideas that interests you.

Your wedding organizer will guide you in planning the wedding time line of events that is; what you should do after the proposal, six months before the wedding, one month before the wedding… the week before. e.g Did you know most wedding venues are booked up to 1 year before the wedding

Looking at the table of contents, you should see that the book covers at least these points in detail not just a brief overview:

Wedding Budget

Planning Calendar

Wedding Day Timetable

Final Phase Calendar

Wedding Invitations

Invitation Countdown

Tips on Sending Invitations

Invitation Printing

Marriage License Information

Shower Ideas

Seating Arrangements

Wedding Gown check list

Attire etiquette

Shopping tips and tricks

Fitting and accessories

Choosing a Wedding Gown

Alternative Wedding Dresses

Choosing Beach Wedding Attire

Gowns for Maternity Brides

Checklist for the Groom

Rentals Budget guide plus worksheet

Cake Cutting Guide

Registry Checklist

Outdoor Wedding Tips

Wedding Ceremony Booking

Wedding Reception Booking

Wedding Planning Software (optional)

Hiring Your Coordinator

Hiring the Photographer

Questions for the Caterer

Hiring Your Videographer

Create Your Own Ring (optional)

Toasts & Wedding Speeches

Attendants, Family and guest

Attendant etiquette

Guest Etiquette


Reception site

Question to ask

Site Checklist

Rental and catering

Outdoor occasion

Dress Bridal salons

Question to ask

Guide and checklist

Hair and makeup

This however is not a complete list. In a next article I will go through the suggested table of content in more detail.

To support your Planning guide you might want to add to your arsenal an expandable file or regular binder and page protectors with extra wide divider tabs that stick out past the page protectors to keep all the venue and vendor documents in. One pocket for church stuff, one for the reception site, one for all other vendors and one for correspondence. Just in case you don’t have enough pockets in your wedding planning organizer.

In reality, you most likely will not find one book that will cover all your planning needs. Therefore you might end up buying more than one book but the thing to ensure is that you don’t have too much duplication or an absence or information and advice that you most certainly need. Of course you can also find free online wedding planning guides or software which can help to fill in those nagging unanswered questions that the book you purchased didn’t resolve. Note that as convenient as most online tools or software are they don’t offer you the convenience of on spot note taking and portability. Before you walk down the aisle looking or feeling like a bridezilla get you self the bastion of every bride and groom your own wedding planning guide book.