The 34 Best Wedding Planner Books That Actually Make Planning Easier

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Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
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Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
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  • Hannah writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on real wedding coverage.
  • Hannah has a passion for DE&I and plays an integral role in ensuring The Knot content highlights all voices and all love stories.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Hannah was the Social Media Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Updated Nov 15, 2023
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Ready to hit the ground running with your wedding planning journey? You'll need the best wedding planner book available right by your side, every step of the way. In a past life, before becoming an editor, I was a wedding planner and even I know the value of a well-written wedding planner book. In fact, I own many (probably too many) of the books and binders on this list, they're that good!

When it comes to planning your wedding, there's a lot to remember. That's why The Knot exists—to help you along the way. Our website, app and magazine are filled with tools and checklists to make things easier. But, wedding planner book or binder is a great addition to your toolbox for staying organized. Maybe you're looking for a full-blown binder filled with tips, tricks and timelines. Or maybe, you just want a pretty journal to jot down your lists and notes. Whatever your vision and budget, we've gathered inclusive and functional options for every couple and ceremony style—from microweddings to extravagant celebrations.

These wedding planner binders and organizers emphasize practical advice, checklists and interactive worksheets and are created by industry pros and tastemakers (the best of whom you can find via The Knot Vendor Marketplace). A nice wedding planning notebook can change everything. That's where wedding planner journals come in: They're less structured than traditional wedding planner books, so you can use them in whatever way makes the most sense to you. Looking for something personalized? We've included options that you can customize with names, your wedding date or other sentimental details. (Psst: These gorgeous wedding journals double as super-sweet engagement gifts.) Keep reading to see our favorite practical and versatile wedding notebooks for every couple.

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1. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer

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Pardon our humble brag, but this is hands-down the best wedding planner book available. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer packs over 25 years of wedding expertise into one manageable, beautiful wedding binder. The latest edition of our indispensable organizer covers every step of the journey—including where to start planning, how much to budget, choosing your vendors, signing contracts and much, much more. We'll also show you how to make the most of The Knot's digital tools, like your registry and wedding website.

"Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. That's where a wedding planning book can help," says The Knot Executive Editor Lauren Kay, who recently worked on this wedding planner book. "A thoughtful wedding planner book can guide you from ideas to reality, helping you anticipate and manage all the details in between. We've packed it full of inspiration, detailed worksheets and timelines, taking the guesswork out of planning," Kay explains. "In The Knot wedding planner book we've also included ideas to represent all kinds of couples and celebrations, from LGBTQIA+ to multicultural and interfaith ceremonies—there is something for everyone." And because personalization is key, there are even removable stickers to make the wedding planning binder your own.

  • What Couples Love: It is great for staying organized, down to the smallest details. The book has sturdy and stylish construction. One reviewer shares that, "it is very detailed and thorough. It came in good condition and the cover/pages are of good quality. I love how it has the 3 hole punch so I could add my own papers or documents to it."
  • Number of Pages: 114
  • Size: 10.45 x 1.81 x 11.84 inches
  • Material: Paper binder with linen-textured cover, foil stamping, PVC pocket for collecting papers

2. The Knot Yours Truly: Inspiration and Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding

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Why only have one wedding planner book from The Knot when you could have two? If you love our binder, we have even more tips and tricks to share. This wedding planner book wants to help you find the best style for your big day. There are tons of pictures from real weddings for inspo—covering everything from the cake to place settings. We know you want your wedding to be unique, and that's where this wedding planner book comes in. Plus, there are craft projects sprinkled throughout if you like a hands-on approach. (Our favorite? A chic macrame leash for any four-legged member of the wedding party.)

  • What Couples Love: This makes a great engagement gift and contains lots of photographs to reference for inspiration.
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Size: 8.06 x 0.67 x 10 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

3. Erin Condren Create Your Own Wedding Planner

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If you love to fill your life with color, Erin Condren makes loads of beautifully patterned wedding planner notebooks. For some designs, you can personalize your cover with your names or initials, which makes it a cool wedding keepsake. With other designs of the Erin Condren wedding planning book, you can go full bore on personalization and put a photo on the cover. Inside, you'll find a workbook with charts, lists and plenty of blank pages to help you through. There are also stickers, a folder and a snap-in bookmark to keep things nice and neat.

  • What Couples Love: These books are available in many styles, but all contain laminate covers and stury paper to hold up to wear and tear. Additionally, couples love the stickers and adhesive tabs for easy of planning.
  • Number of Pages: Varies, depending on option chosen. Available in 12 months or 18 months, undated.
  • Size: 7 x 9 inches
  • Material: Binder with sturdy laminate cover, interior pages made of Mohawk 80# text weight (resists ink bleeding), plated alumin coil, hand-coiled in the USA.

4. xoxo Sugar Plum Minimalist Wedding Planner

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Are you a minimalist to-be-wed who likes things clean, modern and streamlined? This may be the best wedding planning book for you. This wedding planner notebook strikes a balance between having all the charts and details you need without being cluttered with unnecessary information.

  • What Couples Love: This planner notebook is well-made and orders arrive promptly. One recent reviewer shares that they "love this wedding planner! It's beautiful and arrived very quickly. She made sure to send me a proof of the design which was nice."
  • Number of Pages: 84 pages (12 months, undated)
  • Size: 6 x 8.75 inches
  • Material: Hardcover spiral notebook with tabs and embossed foil cover.

5. The Paper Memory Floral Wedding Planner Book

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If you're looking for a little less narrative and a little more function when it comes to wedding planner books, this gorgeous wedding planner notebook is the way to go. We especially love the dainty floral design on the cover—a perfect choice for any minimalist. Customize the foil color and add your names and wedding date, then dive inside for checklists, scheduling tools and to-do lists galore. It's the perfect way to stay on track while still having fun.

  • What Couples Love: The personalized engraving is a standout feature of this book and its beautiful design is great for gifting. One recent reviewer shares that "the checklists are my favorite feature inside. The book its-self is beautifully made. The spiral is large enough that your pages dont get stuck, the hard cover gives you something substantial to write on when traveling around, and it is so smooth to the touch. It feels elegant and is perfectly simple! I highly recommend!"
  • Number of Pages: 180 pages (12 months of checklists plus a 24-month undated calendar, guest list template fits 220 people)
  • Size: 6 inches x 8.75 inches
  • Material: Hardcover (1/16 inch thick) spiral-bound paper notebook

6. Hem Studio Co. Gender-Neutral Wedding Planner Book

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This step-by-step wedding planning notebook includes detailed checklists and interactive worksheets to help you with your budget, guest list, seating plan and more (there's even a section to manage your appointments). Most importantly, the book is gender-neutral, so it contains nonbinary language for every couple. Choose from gold or silver foil to personalize the cover of the wedding planner notebook, which features a lovely watercolor design that's super trendy.

  • What Couples Love: This inclusive book doesn't use gendered language. It has easy-to-follow tips and checklists.
  • Number of Pages: 148
  • Size: 5.82 x 8.23 inches
  • Material: Soft-cover paper book with foil printing options

7. Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette - 6th Edition by Anna Post & Lizzie Post

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This was one of the first wedding planning books I owned and played a large role in feeding my obsession with weddings. While the first edition of this wedding planning book was published many years ago, the tome is now on its sixth edition and has been updated to match the changing times. Etiquette doesn't stay static and this easy-to-reference guide book can be your source of truth when questions arise during the planning journey.

  • What Couples Love: The advice helps reduce stress and increase fun by addressing awkward situations couples may encounter. According to one reviewer, "It is beautiful and organized so well that you can easily just reference what you need quickly and move on."
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Size: 8 x 1.19 x 9 inches
  • Material: Hardcover bound book

8. The Wedding Book: An Expert's Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day—Your Way - 2nd Edition

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Mindy Weiss is a renowned celebrity event planner whose clients include the Kardashians and Paris Hilton. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about throwing an epic wedding. In the second edition of her expert wedding planning book, Weiss dives into every detail of the planning process, from engagement through to the honeymoon.

  • What Couples Love: This book's trustworthiness, and Weiss' unparalleled expertise, are a leading reason engaged couples reach for this book. One reviewer shares that "this book literally covers everything and more, and all from one of the most well-renowned wedding and events planner in the industry. I certainly do not have the budget as some of the weddings she has catered to, but that is just it—her book and advice is tailored for everyone."
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Size: 8.05 x 1.35 x 9.1 inches
  • Material: Soft-cover bound paper book

9. Smythson Tying the Knot Panama Notebook

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This durable notebook isn't just luxurious—it's also just plain convenient. Each of these wedding planner books is handcrafted in England using cross-grain leather, so it's made from the best of the best. And it's designed to be pocket-sized and portable, perfect for busy people planning on the go. The pale blue pages are so chic and have handy indexed sections so you can organize your ideas and thoughts. Plus, the gilt edging? It doesn't get much more impressive than that. Smythson is also Butterfly Mark certified which means they've been independently verified to have the highest sustainability standards.

  • What Couples Love: There is a stylish, heirloom-quality look to this product. Plus, the ruled pages are ideal for jotting down wedding planning notes.
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Material: Leather-bound (crossgrain lambskin) notebook with gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper with indexed sections

10. Wedding Hacks: 500+ Ways to Stick to Your Budget, Stay Stress-Free, and Plan the Best Wedding Ever!

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Author Maddie Eisenhart is a wedding photographer-turned-writer with over a decade of first-hand experience with the world of weddings. After seeing it all, she pulled together over 500 easy-to-implement hacks to reduce wedding stress in this must-read wedding planner book.

  • What Couples Love: The direct, easy-to-follow nature of this book is lauded by readers. One reviewer notes that, "this book is super simple to read, which is helpful when your wedding to-do list is about 3,000 things long. I really enjoyed how digestible each bullet was and it was also packed with some super beneficial tips which saved me a lot of time and money. Get one!"
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Size: 5.5 x 7.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Material: Hardcover bound paper book

11. Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding

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LGBTQIA+ couples face unique challenges when planning their celebrations. While many wedding planner books gloss over this, author and LGBTQIA+ wedding expert Kirsten Palladino faces them with refreshing candor in this inclusive wedding planning book. Couples of all backgrounds and budgets will love her invaluable insider tips for planning a memorable wedding day that's both romantic and modern. Palladino covers it all in this inclusive guide—including what to look for in a wedding vendor and how to address more serious topics, like dealing with homophobia among family members. Her extensive knowledge and first-hand personal experience make this an excellent resource for LGBTQIA+ couples and wedding professionals.

  • What Couples Love: The use of non-gendered language and elimination of heteronormative terms is a win. Additionally, both the practical and emotional challnges of planning a wedding are addressed. One reviewer says "I hope every couple planning a LGBTQ+ wedding finds this book...No, actually, I hope this book makes it into the hands of every couple who wants a wedding which will honor them and their own individuality - sexuality and gender identity and religion and all of that aside."
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Size: 5.5 x 0.65 x 8.25 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

12. The Wedding Planner Checklist: A Portable Guide to Organizing Your Dream Wedding

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Are you constantly on the move? Then this is one of the best wedding planning books for you because is it compact and easy to pack. Whether you just love to travel or are planning a destination wedding and need a portable guide, this book is worth checking out.

  • What Couples Love: The lightweight, compact nature is a selling point. One reviewer says, "it's a simple, short, and organized little planner. Fits in my purse & has a pocket for notes. Won't leave the house without it!"
  • Number of Pages: 72
  • Size: 6 x 0.4 x 8.7 inches, 0.48 pounds
  • Material: Hardcover book

13. Modern Etiquette Wedding Planner: The Essential Organizer to Make Your Day Special for Everyone

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Looking for a wedding planner book with an emphasis on empathy and mindfulness? Author and wedding expert Elisabeth Kramer provides a refreshing and modern take on a traditional wedding planner. This step-by-step guide is packed with interactive prompts, practical tips, timelines and more—all while prioritizing inclusivity and compassion at every stage. Kramer successfully helps readers focus their attention back on the big picture: celebrating their love.

  • What Couples Love: The interactive timelines and prompts are beloved. Additionally, the explanation of common wedding traditions and advice for adapting traditions for inclusivity and modern times are noteworthy. One reviewer says the book is, "an incredibly refreshing take on weddings and planning your own wedding! This book covers it all, with excellent realistic advice, checklists and worksheets, and most importantly inclusivity."
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Size: 7.5 x 0.58 x 9.25 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

14. The Little Book of Wedding Checklists: All the Lists and Tips You Need to Plan the Big Day

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Looking the best wedding planning books that are a hybrid inspiration and action? This affordable wedding planner checklist book is somewhere between an organizer and a journal. It's filled with checklists you can customize to suit your vision for the day—whether you want an understated affair or a lavish soiree. Author and destination wedding planning expert Elizabeth McKellar includes plenty of advice nestled in among the checklists to give you a helping hand—from timeline tips to questions to keep in mind. If you're all about the details, you won't miss a thing with this elaborate guide.

  • What Couples Love: The book's small size makes it easy to keep in a purse or bag. It is especially beneficial for those planning large, highly detailed weddings. One reviewer shares that "it was one of the most accurate and worthwhile purchases that was with me through every phase of the planning."
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Size: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

15. A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration

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From the renowned wedding planner who planned both Chelsea Clinton and Naomi Biden's weddings comes one of the best wedding planning books on the market. In this wedding planning book, Brian Rafanelli shares his philosophy for creating artful celebrations that convey beauty and elegance while telling a story unique to its hosts.

  • What Couples Love: Beyond the wealth of inspiration it contains, readers love how this coffee table-style book makes a great engagement gift. One reviewer remarks that there is bBeauty and elegance in unique every story. You will find an exquisite design in every detail. A perfect read."
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Size: 10.29 x 1.09 x 11.26 inches
  • Material: Hardcover book

16. Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers

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Photo: Courtesy Chronicle Books & Amazon

Brimming with hundreds of vibrant photos, this floral inspiration book is a must-have while planning out your wedding decor and centerpieces. Since this book has ideas that go beyond just weddings, it's a wonderful book to invest in that'll bring beauty and inspiration into your newlywed home even after the wedding passes.

  • What Couples Love: There's endless floral inspiration to help every couple who's feeling stuck. The beautiful coffee table-style book also makes a wonderful gift. One reader says that it is a "beautiful book filled with so much helpful information. After I received mine and saw how beautiful and helpful it was, I ordered two more to give as gifts. Highly recommend!"
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Size: 8.25 x 1 x 10.25 inches
  • Material: Hardcover book

17. Kate Spade New York Celebrate That!: Occasions

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I must admit, I consider this one of the best wedding planning books because of how frequently I leaf through my own copy. The tips for giving speeches and writing thank-you notes are priceless. This book calls itself "a collection of essays and photos that will inspire you to celebrate life's memorable moments."

  • What Couples Love: The book balances humor and enjoyment with details and practical tips. One reader shares that it is "a very informative coffee table book that actually has really good tips."
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Size: 7.35 x 1.1 x 9.25 inches
  • Material: Hardcover book

18. Modern Wedding: Creating a Celebration That Looks and Feels Like You

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Photo: Courtesy of Artisan & Amazon

Want to plan a wedding that reflects your values, interests and style? That's the ethos of this wedding planning book. According to the publisher, "The book unpacks every element of a wedding—stationery, attire, seating plans, flowers and tablescapes, food and drink, gifts—with examples that will appeal to couples who care about how things are made but are not overly influenced by trends."

  • What Couples Love: The beauty of the book and the photos it contains are a big selling-point. One reviewer says that, "this is a beautiful book and will be very helpful for planning a beautiful and personal wedding day."
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Size: 8.25 x 1.15 x 11.25 inches
  • Material: Hardcover book

19. Seasons Journals: Engagement Journal

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In addition to wedding planning notebooks that are packed with to-do lists and vendor details, it's important to savor the season you're in. The planning journey goes by quickly, but this engagement journal is meant to boost mindfulness and help you be present during your time as a newlywed.

  • What Couples Love: The modern, minimal design is gender-neutral and inclusive. It's a beautiful way to plan your wedding while documenting your engagement.
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Size: 7 x 9 inches
  • Material: Hardcover (linen cloth) book with 80# uncoated paper, foil stamping and a gold ribbon marker

20. The Everything Guide to Micro Weddings: The Ultimate Source for Planning a Small and Meaningful Wedding

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Microweddings, elopements and intimate celebrations are here to stay. So it's only appropriate to include a guide that focuses on planning those (smaller) big days. Wedding designer Katie Martin breaks down everything you need to know in this new wedding planner book, which was released in October 2021. She dives into the most impactful ways to personalize your microwedding, while also providing other tips and inspiration along the way. Whether you're looking for budget guidance or how to (gracefully) tell someone they're not invited, Martin's advice aims to avoid those awkward interactions and stay focused on what truly matters.

  • What Couples Love: The details are specifically geared toward small weddings. The book provides practical ways to maximize your budget. One reviewer says they "love how the author continually reminds couples to create a wedding about them and not worry about all the BS!"
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Size: 6 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

21. Our Wedding Planner: Everything for Planning the Perfect "I Do" Day

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Written by hospitality and entertainment expert Alda Hill, this wedding planning book is filled with valuable insight straight from the pros. The book includes both informational and interactive pages, with space to fill in the names of your wedding party, wedding vendors, words to describe your wedding day and inspirational prompts to help you determine your style. Storage pockets, tabbed dividers and note pages throughout the planner are useful for staying organized.

  • What Couples Love: There is beautiful photography and thorough and detailed advice throughout the book. One reader says, "this wedding planner is more than a planner. Yes, you find everything you need to know to plan the best day of your life! But you will also find yourself lost in the magic of the pictures! It's the kind of planner that becomes a keepsake you will treasure to share with your child when they plan their wedding."
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Size: 8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

22. Creative Calligraphy Made Easy: A Beginner's Guide to Crafting Stylish Cards, Event Decor and Gifts

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While wedding invitation calligraphy should be left to the professionals, there are some wedding DIY tasks where you might want to try your hand at DIY. Maybe you're planning a bach party or rehearsal dinner and want to calligraph a few details. This book is a beautiful and helpful guide for to-be-weds who want to learn calligraphy to aid in the wedding planning process.

  • What Couples Love: The book is just as beautiful as it is informative and practical. One reader says, "the photos and set up/layout of the book is beautiful!"
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Size: 7.71 x 0.47 x 9.05 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

23. All the Essentials Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Tools for Organizing Your Big Day

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Organized in a handy three-ring binder, this wedding planner has more than 170 pages of to-do lists, templates and inspiration. Along with all of the must-know advice for the actual wedding day, wedding planner Alison Hotchkiss shares expert tips for other wedding-related topics, including gift registries, wedding insurance, honeymoons and more.

  • What Couples Love: This durable binder holds up to wear and tear. It is also useful for organizing wedding documents. One reviewer says they've "purchased and used others, but I've done my research and this is by far my fave planner out there."
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Size: 10.75 x 2 x 11.75 inches
  • Material: Hardcover three-ring binder

24. Putnam & Putnam Flower Color Guide

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This comprehensive flower guide is a worthwhile resource for couples and wedding professionals alike. Floral designers Darroch and Michael Putnam break down each flower type by color and season—so you won't be short of inspiration for your wedding events. And, when you're speaking the same flower language, it's much easier to communicate with your wedding vendors. As a bonus, there are also tips for everyday arrangements and flower care. Whether you bring this book to planning appointments or display it on your coffee table, it's bound to get a lot of attention.

  • What Couples Love: This book is informative and beautifully designed. Additionally, there are perforated pages to tear out for easy color matching. One reviewer says, "this book is amazing! The design, the colors, the names of every flower—love it."
  • Number of Pages: 484
  • Size: 5.13 x 1.25 x 7.13 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

25. The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer: Checklists, Worksheets, and Essential Tools

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Author Jessica Bishop shares practical tips and tricks to stay on top of your wedding budget with the help of this wedding planner book. The interactive worksheets will help you narrow down your priorities and track your spending, while her expert advice provides guidance and recommendations for consulting vendors when necessary.

  • What Couples Love: This book has practical advice to help you decide what's most important. It also includes step-by-step checklists for your wedding planning timeline. One reviewer loves the tactile nature of the book, sharing that they "love that I can just write in it and the quality of the book itself is so amazing. It is a heavy book with really nice binding and beautiful colors. I am excited to fill this whole thing out and use it for the next year while planning."
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Size: 8.5 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

26. Emily Ley Simplified Wedding Planner Binder

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If you love organization, you'll love this wedding planner. Each binder-inspired planner comes in a blue box (which you can totally repurpose as a keepsake) and has a white leatherette cover with dainty gold foil details. Within, you'll find a playful sticker sheet, plus six sections filled with useful worksheets and undated monthly planning pages. You'll receive the perfect amount of inspo and planning tools in this something-blue organizer—from color palette recommendations to floral ideas.

  • What Couples Love: This wedding planner notebook comes with a decorate keepsake box. Additionally, the binder rings alloe you to add or remove pages. One reviewer shares that, "every detail is above and beyond..the blue is the perfect shade, a nice thick paper, gold foil details and stickers for every occasion! This is the perfect planner and keepsake for after. So glad to have it!"
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Size: Cover: 10.5 x 11.6" (2" thick), Pages: 8.5 x 11", Divider Pages: 9 x 11", Weight: 2.1 lbs.
  • Material: Vegan leather hard-cover three-ring (D-shape) binder with 80# paper, protective gold corners, sheet of stickers, dividers

27. Anthropologie Fringe Studio Wedding Planner

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Calling all Anthro fans! This wedding planner notebook is for you. It's adorable (can we talk about the gold foil?) but also incredibly practical. It includes tabs for easy navigation and pockets to store papers and receipts.

  • What Couples Love: The faux leather cover and elastic closure band add to the durability of this wedding planner notebook.
  • Number of Pages: 104
  • Size: 9.76 x 7.25 x 0.75 inches
  • Material: Spiral-bound book with faux leather cover, elastic band closure, tabs, storage pockets

28. Wedding Planning for Spoonies: Tips and Inspiration for Chronically Ill and Disabled Couples

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This book is catered toward disabled and chronically ill couples in the throes of wedding planning. The wedding planning book is a comprehensive guide written from the perspective of a disabled bride who's been through the planning process. Some of the topics the book covers include finding the right venue for a wheelchair user and selecting the right dress for someone with chronic pain. Plus, the book is backed with research from disabled couples' perspectives.

  • What Couples Love: The inclusive nature of this book is a major win. One reader says, "I have a chronic illness that I've lived with the majority of my life and I didn't think of all the ideas and points to be taken into consideration myself until reading this book. It gives you a lot to think about and helps guide you through the wedding planning process."
  • Number of Pages: 163
  • Size: 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches
  • Material: Paperback book

29. Design Studio Teti LGBTQ Wedding Planning PDF

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Have you made an unsuccessful trip to the bookstore that left you feeling like there wasn't a book that was perfect for you? That's where this PDF comes in. You can print it off at home to make your own wedding planning book. Plus, it's catered toward LGBTQIA+ couples and addresses topics that other heteronormative books may leave out.

  • What Couples Love: Couples can make this product fit their needs and easily print it from the comfort of home. Couples also love the inclusive focus of this PDF. One reviewer says that, "My fiancé and I are so happy with our purchase! We previously bought one and returned it in order to purchase this one!! It's literally got everything you need, forget, don't know about for your wedding! I'm so impressed! The best part…. We love that it is designed for a lesbian wedding."
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Material: Downloadable PDF

30. Wicked Bride Gender-Neutral Wedding Organizer & Checklist

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Not ever to-be-wed is a bride, which is why this spiral-bound wedding planner notebook is gender-neutral. It comes packed with handy checklists and comprehensive worksheets. The seller boasts: "Meet the planner guaranteed to be your new best friend!"

  • What Couples Love: Beyond the stellar inclusivity of the product, couples love the quality and appearance of this wedding planning notebook. One reviewer says, "it had beautiful packaging. It came better than we expected. No flaws. It's perfect!"
  • Number of Pages: 146
  • Size: 6.25 x 8.75 inches
  • Material: Hard-cover spiral-bound (brass wire) notebook with metal corner protectors, stickers, and pockets

31. Wedding Planner - by Frances Lincoln Ltd

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This compact option is one of the best wedding planner books for on-the-go nearlyweds. The petite notebook has pockets to store papers and an elastic band closure to make sure nothing spills out into your bag.

  • What Couples Love: The product balances being compact with thoroughness. Reviews of this say that the wedding planner book is "beautifully understated with a contemporary design. It takes you through all the plans you need to have in place for your big day."
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Size: 6.5 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches, 1.55 pounds
  • Material: Hard-cover notebook with elastic band closure

32. Martha Stewart Weddings: Ideas and Inspiration

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Photos, from left to right: Courtesy of Clarkson Potter & Amazon, Hannah Nowack

Inspiration straight from the style icon herself, what's not the love? This book is a read resource for couples early in the planning journey who are looking for ideas as they nail down their wedding vision and aesthetic.

  • What Couples Love: Every page is packed with tasteful inspiration. One reader shares, "if you or someone you know is getting engaged get this book! I wish I had it before we did anything or thought about anything. Its a wonderful resource."
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Size: 10 x 1.1 x 11.5 inches
  • Material: Hardcover book

33. Kate Spade New York Bridal Planner

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Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade

It's hard not to love the cute design of this wedding planner binder. In quintessential Kate Spade style, the cover features the quote "Love is in the air" in gold lettering against a robin's egg blue background. Inside, the planner includes checklists, storage sleeves and fill-in-the-blank pages for your wedding details.

  • What Couples Love: It is perfect for planning smaller weddings. Plus, the stylish design is good for gifting.
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Size: 11 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches
  • Material: Hardcover three-ring binder with foil printing

34. The Knot Honeymoon Journal: Prompts, Checklists, and Tips for Planning and Treasuring Your Dream Trip

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Photo: Courtesy of Clarkson Potter & Amazon

When there's so much to think about for the wedding day, it can be easy to let the honeymoon slide a little bit. But you deserve a break together after all the hard work, and our new honeymoon organizer is here to make that happen. It's a travel journal designed to help you get the most out of your trip. There are prompts, tips and checklists packed into one portable journal.

  • What Couples Love: This honeymoon diary is a special place to keep track of honeymoon memories. It includes prompts to help you decide where to honeymoon.
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Size: 6.22 x 0.44 x 8.14 inches
  • Material: Soft-cover notebook with elastic band closure

How to Choose a Wedding Planning Book

Now that we've shown you 34 of the best wedding planner books available it's time to choose the best planner for you. Not all wedding organizers and planning books are created equal, so it's important to first think about what you really want to gain from using one.

Consider Your Needs

Do you need a step-by-step checklist that outlines every little detail, or are you looking for something more basic (like a wedding planning binder) to simply keep everything in one place? Once you determine the level of guidance that you want, you can start shopping and eliminate any products that aren't a fit for your needs.

Be on the Lookout for Inspiration

It's no secret that there are so many different types of wedding planning books to choose from, but we're here to help you narrow down your options. Kay recommends focusing on those that combine useful inspo with planning tools. "Look for a planning book that offers inspiration, helpful checklists and planning tips to make the process easier for you and your spouse-to-be," she says.

Wedding Planner Books: Frequently Asked Questions

For the most part, people planning a wedding are beginners that have never navigated this journey before. So you're bound to have a few questions. These FAQs will help you decide on the best wedding planner book for beginners that you should buy right away.

Is it worth getting a wedding planner book?

Yes, a wedding planner book is a helpful resource while planning a wedding. It helps guide you through every step from budgeting to deciding on a theme to considering vendors to hire.

What's inside a wedding planner book?

Most wedding planner books include inspirational photos as well as easy-to-follow tips and instructions. Some planner books focus more heavily on inspiration while others are tactile workbooks that you can write in.

How can wedding books and online planning work together?

Despite all the online wedding planning tools available to couples, it is still wise to purchase a physical planner that can complement the process. Having a wedding planning notebook is a great place to braindump inspiration as it comes to you, leave yourself little notes, and also gather ideas to share with your wedding planner. Ultimately, a hybrid approach using both wedding planner books and digital tools is the best for modern couples.

Samantha Iacia and Monica Mercuri contributed to the reporting of this story.

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