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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FAQ: What should I look for when purchasing a wedding planning book?

“When looking for a book, find one with checklists, room for notes, dates and other things you think you’ll want or need,” Sellassie says. “With so many moving parts to a wedding, you don’t want to miss any detail, big or small, so having something to keep you organized will make things much more up-to-date and stress-free.”


Wedding Expert Pick

Potter Style

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer


Planning an Affordable Wedding

Temescal Press

The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer


For the Maid of Honor

Enchanted Wedding Press

Maid of Honor Planner


Guide for Micro Weddings


The Everything Guide to Micro Weddings


Wedding Expert Pick

Workman Publishing Company

The Wedding Planner & Organizer


Wedding Stories for Inspiration

Gibbs Smith

Storied Weddings: Inspiration for a Timeless Celebration That Is Perfectly You


Wedding Expert Pick

Your Perfect Day

The Complete Wedding Planner


Choose the Right Floral Arrangement

Phaidon Press

Flower Color Guide


Backyard Wedding Planner

Colleen C McCarthy

The Backyard Wedding Planner


LGBTQ+ Wedding Planner


LGBTQ +-Friendly Wedding Planner


For the Wedding DIY’er

Potter Style

Style Me Pretty Weddings


Practical and Customized


Personalised Wedding Planner Book


For the Mother of the Bride


The Everything Mother of the Bride Book


Wedding Expert Pick

Global Printed Products

Hardcover Wedding Planner


Wedding Expert Pick

bloom daily planners

Wedding Day Bridal Journal & Organizer


Wedding Book for Grooms

The Everything Groom Book: A Survival Guide for Men


Detailed Destination Planner

Independently Published

Destination Wedding Planner


A Simple Planner for a Luxurious Wedding

DayWorks Design

The Complete Wedding Planner Book and Organizer


Travel-Friendly Wedding Planner


Future Mrs. Wedding Planner Book


The Perfect Journal for Scrapbooking

Potter Style

The Bride-to-Be Book: A Journal of Memories From the Proposal to “I Do”

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