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The Best Wedding Planning Books to Organize Your Big Day

three different wedding planner books
Carley Roney, Editors of The Knot/Jessica Bishop/Your Perfect Day

Few days in life are more important than your wedding day. These books are specially designed to help you plan the perfect big day!

After reviewing numerous books—both inside and out—we have gathered together ones that will make planning easy. From mindful budget-friendly ideas to books that can be turned into sweet keepsakes to help you remember your day forever, these books are both functional and attractive. Read on to see if they could help you with your planning!

Purchasing a Wedding Planner Book

If you just want an organized spot for putting ideas together, then a simpler book is in order. However, if you love to be fully organized to each detail or would like some additional ideas and friendly tips, then opt for a much more in-depth guide-style planner.

Best Overall: The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer by Carley Roney, Editors of The Knot

A blue and green binder wedding planner book.
Carley Roney, Editors of The Knot

Consisting of worksheets, checklists, etiquette guides, calendars, and even answers to frequently asked wedding questions, this binder edition wedding planner book has just about everything you will need when it comes to planning your big day. Helping you to stay true to a timeline, budget with handy estimates, and even pick venues, this book can guide you through the nitty-gritty of wedding planning. It also teaches you how to go about tasting cakes, choosing a photographer, and choosing the best dress and hairstyle for you! Nothing is left out of this book, and if you want serious planning help and suggestions along with an interactive guide, this book is for you! It is available in both hardcover and ring-bound designs.

Best Overall

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer

From minding timelines to choosing flowers and finding the right dress, this book has worksheets, guides, and answers to get you through the process!

Best Calendar Design: Global Printed Products Wedding Planner

A teal wedding planner with tabbed pages.
Global Printed Products

This 9- by 11-inch wedding planner is equipped with many things you need to help you organize your day, including corner protectors, clip-in books, four storage pockets, a planning sticker page, a business card holder, and even nine tabbed sections for easy reference. The calendar inside is an updated 18-month length, and each page is printed on thick paper, so there is no bleeding through the page. There are even additional love quotes printed throughout the pages!

Best Calendar Design

Global Printed Products Wedding Planner

Designed to help keep the details of your nuptials carefully planned and can be gifted as an engagement party present.

Best Keepsake: Your Perfect Day Wedding Planner & Organizer

A spiral bound wedding planner book cover decorated with green and gold accents.
Your Perfect Day

This diary-style book is designed to help you with wedding inspiration. Made to keep wedding notes, plans, and ideas neat and carefully organized within the pages, this book is also a great reference for questions and guides to help make sure your day goes just as planned. Do you need help creating a guest list, figuring out seating plans, a place to create vision boards, and a list of questions to ask your vendors? This book has you covered!

There are even hints and tips for honeymoon ideas, blank and to-do pages, and a “wedding day survival kit” to ensure you are prepared for your big day. There is a handy checklist for every month and 18 months of blank calendars. The book is supported with a line of online templates, just in case your plans change!

Best Keepsake

Your Perfect Day Wedding Planner & Organizer

From answers to the most-asked questions to tips, hints, ideas, and blank calendar pages, this book will help you plan!

Best Budget: The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer by Jessica Bishop

The cover of budget-savvy wedding planning book with pink or teal colors.
 Jessica Bishop

Sometimes we need some good ideas when it comes to saving a few dollars without seeming like we did—and this book is ready to help you out! You can get an inside scoop on the right questions to ask vendors to help make sure they are actually right for you, tools to help you stay organized and on track, and practical tips to help you continue managing your expenses. Beyond the budget tips, this wedding planner includes worksheets and guided questions, even guest list tips and checklists. This book helps you understand what’s worth doing yourself and what’s best to be purchased.

Best Budget

The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer

Helping you stay on track and plan for the perfect day without breaking the bank.

Best Guide: The Knot Book of Wedding Lists by Carley Roney, Editors of The Knot

A cover of a blue and yellow wedding book planner.
Carley Roney, Editors of The Knot

Available in both paperback and spiral-bound, this book was written with the details and big-picture aspects of your wedding in mind. And it makes it all as simple as checking boxes! You will find great information, from planning timelines to new wedding ideas, bridesmaid duties, shopping lists, and reception schedules, just to name a few. This portable guide makes it easy to plan and is designed to help you along each step of the way.

Best Guide

The Knot Book of Wedding Lists

Effectively plan your wedding with these well-formed checklists!

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Alesha Billie is a momma to three kiddos (unless we count the furry ones) who has been writing and researching for over 15 years. After a start as a romance ghostwriter, she's written countless full-length novels in addition to articles, blog posts, advertorials, memoirs, and eBooks. Read Full Bio »
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