How to Plan Your Wedding like a Pro – At a Fraction of the Cost

wedding books

If you are planning a wedding, your first step should be to seek the advice of wedding industry professionals for guidance – people whose livelihood depends on producing successful results.

If it’s in your budget, I always recommend using the services of wedding professionals for your wedding. But I also realize that for many couples, that may not be possible.

If it’s not in your budget, or you just enjoy the doing things yourself, the easiest and most inexpensive way to get great advice is to read and observe what the experts do.

Often, planning a wedding can be reduced to simple steps. Sure, creativity and inspiration factor in, but there is nothing like being able to look over the shoulder of someone who does it for a living.

Books are one of the best and inexpensive ways to do this. Nearly all recognized wedding industry experts are published authors as well.

There are a lot of great wedding books for the bride-to-be to choose from. There are books that provide planning advice, ideas and inspiration for your ceremony, wedding etiquette, flowers, and gowns.

There are books that help you stay focused on your wedding plans by providing calendars, timelines, worksheets and checklists.

Here is a current list of the top-selling wedding books, some that are available for pennies on the dollar. Many of them can be downloaded instantly.

If you’re looking for the best and most up-to-date advice, tips and tricks for planning a wedding from the best wedding pros in the business, it can be found on this list.

The 10 Best-Selling Wedding Books

#1: The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer [binder edition]:...


#2: The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer: Checklists, Works...
#3: Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal
Knock KnockKnock Knock What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal
Knock Knock
4.5 out of 5 stars(1011)

Buy new: $11.55 $7.84
55 used & new from $2.69

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#4: The Wedding Planner & Organizer
The WeddingThe Wedding Planner & Organizer
Mindy Weiss
4.4 out of 5 stars(561)

Buy new: $29.95 $18.16
139 used & new from $9.00

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#5: The Bride-to-Be Book: A Journal of Memories From the Proposal t...
The Bride-to-Be BookThe Bride-to-Be Book: A Journal of Memories From the Proposal to "I Do"
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
4.7 out of 5 stars(427)

Buy new: $16.99 $13.59
91 used & new from $1.54

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#6: The Most Special Flower Girl: All the Best Things About Being i...
The Most Special Flower GirlThe Most Special Flower Girl: All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding
Linda Griffith
4.7 out of 5 stars(158)

Buy new: $10.99 $9.75
148 used & new from $0.99

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#7: The Groom's Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Eve...
The Groom's Instruction ManualThe Groom's Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man (Owner's and Instruction Manual)
Shandon Fowler , Paul Kepple , Jude Buffum
4.5 out of 5 stars(169)

Buy new: $16.95 $11.12
247 used & new from $0.25

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#8: The Best Ever Ring Bearer: All the Best Things About Being in a...
The Best Ever Ring BearerThe Best Ever Ring Bearer: All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding
Linda Griffith
4.5 out of 5 stars(125)

Buy new: $10.99 $8.79
165 used & new from $0.10

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#9: All-Time Best Dinners for Two
AllTime BestAll-Time Best Dinners for Two
America's Test Kitchen
4.0 out of 5 stars(15)

Buy new: $22.99 $15.31
96 used & new from $14.99

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#10: A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating ...

The books on this list contain some of the best inspiration, tips and advice you’ll find when planning a wedding. And at today’s book prices, getting the professional wedding planning advice you need doesn’t get any more affordable.

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.