The 10 Best Wedding Planners to Buy in 2018

Stay organized throughout your whole journey

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Even the simplest wedding requires planning. And if your heart is set on having a destination wedding, you'll need to keep even more details straight. How will you keep track of the places you visit, the vendors you interview, the offers that are made, the contracts you sign?

The best wedding planning books are more than a place to file information; they help you to organize the wedding (and honeymoon) that you really want, Dreams can become realities within the budget you set. What follows are tried-and-true planners. Note that several have been in print for a decade or more. While you can certainly keep track of your wedding using Evernote or a digital planner, there may still be paper cards and receipts that you want to hold onto offline and after the wedding, your book becomes a keepsake.

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    The Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer

    This "ultimate" planner is itself highly organized. What's more, it offers an impressive collection of tools. In three-ring binder format, this planner comes with its own three-hole punch, twelve-month calendar, business card and photo holders, and a Ziploc pouch for those small things you never know where to file. In addition to featuring twelve pockets and divider tabs, there's a sleeve on the cover where you can slip in a photo of you and your beloved.

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    The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner

    The Knot has earned a name for itself as the best site for wedding planning and anxiety relief online. Whether the worksheets, checklists, calendars, answers to FAQs, and much more on this printed binder give you a panic attack or appeals to your compulsive side, you'll find it doesn't overlook any essential wedding planning detail.

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    Martha Stewart's Keepsake Wedding Planner

    Stylish as well as utilitarian, Martha's wedding planner can help you to organize a thoughtful and elegant wedding. Some users have commented that its quality is not high and may not hold up to heavy or frequent use. But it does feature hundreds of photos of flowers.

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    The Conscious Bride's Wedding Planner

    Worried that you might veer into bridezilla territory? Or worse, a meltdown? This wedding planner addresses the emotional aspects of wedding planning.

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    The Complete Wedding Planner & Organizer

    Even with the wedding world online, some brides still prefer a traditional wedding planner. This one is a binder with customizable dividers and pockets. Color pages provide inspiration, and questions to ask vendors help to spark a conversation.

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    The Anti-Bride Guide: Hip Tools and Tips for Getting Hitched

    If you can't relate to the fussing and frills that attend a wedding announcement, this book will help you breathe normally again. The pressure to buy stuff, just because you're supposed to, is off. In fact, this book may even make you laugh. In between, you'll find realistic tips for planning a wedding your way.

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    Planning a Wedding to Remember: Special Touches and Unique Ideas

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    Checklists, worksheets, tips, and tricks in a spiral-bound planner from Beverly Clark. Updated version features advice on using the web to plan your wedding, etiquette for second marriages, and more.

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    The Complete Outdoor Wedding Planner

    Do we need a tent? What if it rains? Or if it's swelteringly hot...or bone-chillingly cold? Whether you intend to exchange vows on a beach or your backyard, Sharon Naylor offers practical advice on everything from dealing with the weather to finding suitable outdoor wedding attire. Covers rustic settings to vineyards to elegant events held in gardens.

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    Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration

    A Practical Wedding walks the walk and talks the talk. However, don't expect it to be comprehensive. It's more of an advice guide than a binder to hold all your notes and plans.

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    How to "I Do" : Planning the Ultimate Wedding in Six Weekends or Less

    Don't have the time or inclination to create a production worthy of Hollywood? Professional planners Lefevre and Cudanes tell you step-by-step and weekend-by-weekend all you need to do to pull off a beautiful, successful, and memorable wedding in record time.