6. Wedding Planning for the Busy Feminist by Amanda Pendolino
Why it’s a must-read: The perfect book for the modern bride, Wedding Planning for the Busy Feminist tackles issues like (potentially) outdated traditions, social media hashtags, and dealing with family.
What’s unique about it: This book is written through a comedic lens that helps you laugh during a potentially stressful timeline.
Topics covered include: Stories from married couples; tips from vendors; advice to make your wedding uniquely you.
7. Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette by Anna and Lizzie Post
Why it’s a must-read: Written by etiquette experts Anna and Lizzie Post (the great-great-granddaughters of the late, great Emily Post), this book will help you to answer all the questions you have on wedding protocol and manners, which is especially helpful if you’re having a traditional wedding.
What’s unique about it: A lot of wedding books talk largely about logistics and merely skim the surface on etiquette, but with this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know from the perspective of etiquette experts.
Topics covered include: Guest list etiquette; appropriate wording on invitations; how to handle uncomfortable family dynamics respectfully.
8. Stone Fox Bride by Molly Rosen Guy
Why it’s a must-read: Written by Stone Fox Bride founder Molly Rosen Guy, this book is for the wild child bride looking to exchange outdated traditions for authenticity.
What’s unique about it: This book is less about charts and timelines and instead combines storytelling, inspiring visuals and candid advice that encourages realness above all when it comes to wedding planning.
Topics covered include: Relatable wedding stories; personal essays on being yourself throughout the wedding process; real wedding photos.
9. Blush and Gold Invites Wedding Planner
Why it’s a must-read: It’s filled with detailed worksheets, mood boards, and even checklists for what to do starting 12-18 months before your wedding, up to the day-of.
What’s unique about it: This wedding planner is less a book and more of a journal. There isn’t much advice given, but it instead features a ton of interactive pages you fill in with details to help you create while staying organized.
Topics covered include: Mood boards; contact pages for vendors; seating charts.
10. The Conscious Bride by Sheryl Paul
Why it’s a must-read: Sheryl Paul is an expert bridal counselor who, for this book, interviewed a diverse group of women that share their intimate feelings on marriage and the process that goes behind planning.
What’s unique about it: The Conscious Bride is an incredible source of support for all brides, but it’s especially useful for those who feel anxiety over planning, are worried about what being married will affect, and everything in between.
Topics covered include: The psychology of getting married; acknowledgement of fears and doubts; support for the emotional rollercoaster that is the planning process.
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There are so many books out there that can help both brides and grooms plan the wedding of their dreams. Instead of going with a generic wedding book, be sure to pick one that resonates with your needs and desires. From wanting to gain insight to the psychology of marriage to straightforward budget documents and checklists to stories of non-traditional brides, this curated list has something for everyone.
Now that you have your physical wedding planning resource to reference throughout the process, discover these 11 amazing wedding planning podcasts for when you’re on the go, but still want to continue planning for your big day.
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