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5 Books That Every Bride-To-Be Should Have On Her Shelf


1.) Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette by Anna Post & Lizzie Post

Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette is the indispensable guide for handling the oft-overlooked human element of the wedding and is a must-own for every bride-to-be. 

Some examples of sticky etiquette addressed:

  • Handling awkward family situations and blending different traditions
  • Addressing and wording invitations
  • And the always controversial: Who to include on your guest list 



2.) Hitched In a Hurry by Karley Kiker

To most newly engaged women, Karley Kiker accomplished the seemingly impossible: planning her wedding in a mere 4.5 months.

Hitched in a Hurry: The ultimate how-to for a speedy I do is a guide packed with tips, charts and tools for brides planning weddings in six months or fewer.  

  • What we love: each chapter ends with a “Real-Life Love” section, featuring a couple that planned a wedding in less than six months. (The couple in chapter 5 planned their wedding in just 10 days!)



3.) The Bride-to-Be Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

 Ask any bride: planning and hosting a wedding can be a whirlwind and doesn't allow for a lot of time to just sit back and enjoy the moment! We love The Bride-to-Be Book journal because it gives brides an outlet to preserve all of the memories and excitement leading up to the wedding day.

From the first date, to how he popped the question, the honeymoon, first anniversary and more, the book includes helpful prompts to guide you, making sure important details are not left out of your love story!



4.) A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration by Meg Keene

In this refreshing guide, wedding planning expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a wedding that is not only a beautiful reflection of the bride and groom, but also is meaningful, and cost-effective. 

A Practical Wedding covers important topics such as: How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner; Is DIY-ing your wedding for you?; How to afford a wedding without having to cut your guest list; and is complete with stories and advice from real-life brides who have been in your shoes!




5.) Groomology: What Every (Smart) Groom Needs to Know Before the Wedding by Michael Essany

All of the wedding planning fun can't be limited to the bride, right guys?

Groomology is a male's guide for navigating the wedding process and its strategies for a happy bride  will ensure you keep the 'bridezilla' at bay.

This book not only outlines the traditional groom duties, but goes a step further to include helpful resources, a guide to bridal party responsibilities and etiquette, tips on hiring vendors, wedding stats, and romantic ways to reduce the bride's stress planning! Repeat after us, grooms-to-be: "Happy Wife. Happy Life."






 What wedding planning books would you recommend? 

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