28 Best Wedding Planner Books for 2020/2021 (Australia)
28 of the Best Wedding Planner Books for Brides
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Planning your wedding can be a tough thing to navigate. Even the most organised and inspired bride can find herself losing track of all those little details or having a hard time sticking to a planned budget. One of the best tools to solve your wedding planning worries is a wedding planner book. We not only love the idea of it helping you stay on track, but the beautiful keepsake that a tool like this becomes once you’re done. Read on to discover the best wedding planner book for you and your specific wedding.
Your wedding day will be filled with countless happy memories, joyous laughs, and emotional moments.
The beauty of that? It will be documented through your photographer (and videographer if you’ve opted for one!) and your guests’ candid pics of you and your nearest and dearest. But what about before that? Somewhere in between all of the excitement of getting engaged, your potential engagement photos, and the big day you can’t wait for, a ton of things happen. When you’re planning a wedding, so many happy moments you’ll want to remember unfold; as they say, so much of the fun is in the journey.
So how can you document those special moments? Moments with your future spouse, your girlfriends, your siblings, and family. Those special times where you and your bridesmaids are dreaming about your big day and all of the details that go along with planning… How can you document that in a way that you can have forever? A way to look back and smile at all the joy the journey to your big day brought you?
We recently delved deep into the best wedding planning apps to help you leave no stone unturned before your wedding day. During that process of scouting the best ways to help you plan, we also came across some beautiful wedding planner books and we couldn’t get enough of the thought of having a keepsake from the period of your planning so you can look back on not only your wedding but all of the decisions and nuances that brought you there too.
So, what is a wedding planner book? What is in a wedding planner book? What does having one and using it entail?
Well, no two wedding planner books are made equally, which is why it’s important to take a peek at all your options so you can see which one appeals to you the most. Are you more budget-focused? Are you someone who’s to-the-point or do you love the small details and all those little extras? From timeline checklists to charts for guest lists, table planning and seating arrangements to helping you define your style through mood boards, there are countless ways that these books can become custom tools that are exactly what you need to stay on track.
We’ve done some hunting around for the best wedding planner book and we can’t wait to share them all with you so you can find your favourite and begin your planning journey. (If you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous and sentimental engagement gift that has the benefit of being a tool to help your friend or loved one organise their upcoming special day, this could be the perfect option for you too!)
The Little Book of Let’s Get S*** Done by Hello May
Perfect for striking a balance in your planner book.
We adore this book for so many reasons but perhaps the biggest one is the beautiful balance Hello May has managed to strike with their wedding planner book. This option has everything you could ask for; questions to ask vendors, space for guest lists, guidance when planning, but also gives you loads of blank room so you can create your own list and do your planning your own way.
Bride Business by Ivory Tribe
Perfect for the cheeky bride who means business.
If your girlfriend just got engaged and her humour is her charm this might be the perfect gift for her. This playful planner book has a fun cheeky tone but at the same time doesn’t mess around with being the perfect book to guide you in the run-up to your big day. Plus, the set comes with a wedding planner book and a pocket journal to match.
TJ x AOL Planner by Together Journal
Perfect for brides who love a touch of sophistication.
This planner book has elegance written all over it, cover to cover, and everything in between. All of the organisational tools you could ask for plus a sophisticated vibe we know our brides will love. Be stress-free with tracking for budgeting, vendors, guests, and everything else you could dream of.
A Practical Wedding Planner by Meg Keene
Perfect for budget-conscious brides.
If you’re a bride who’s to-the-point and budget-conscious, this wedding budget planner book will be great for you. This book will help you set a financial blueprint and stick to it and have your wedding truly feel like you and your spouse through the use of checklists and helpful advice on how to choose your most important vendors.
The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer by Jessica Bishop
Perfect for visual-minded brides sticking to a budget.
Another wedding budget planner book for our brides looking to stay on track with their spending (because we all know just how easy it is to get carried away). This book helps you to identify your priorities with incredible and perfectly thought out worksheets. Jessica Bishop knows it’s so much easier to stick to something when you write it down and when you have a physical reminder.
Perfect for the bride on the hunt for a simple wedding book that will help planning.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive book that still looks stunning and will get the job done, the Australian made wedding planner book Kmart puts out is the answer you’ve been waiting for. The Kmart wedding planner book won’t break the bank but still looks as aesthetically beautiful as some other more expensive options. It has tabs upon tabs of sections for your lists of guests, vendors, and more.
Perfect for a fun, down to earth bride who works best by thinking in terms of timelines.
From colourful stickers to floral foliage vibes, if you’re a fun bride having a casual, rustic, or boho wedding then this option will be perfect. Aside from the aesthetics, this wedding planner book helps to break things down in terms of the timeline (weekly and monthly) to keep you on track and make sure no details are missed.
Perfect for a bride who loves luxury and knows what she wants from her wedding.
If you’re searching for a gorgeous and luxurious leather wedding planner book, look no further than this Smythson option. For brides who just want a place to write their thoughts down, create their own lists, and do things their way with just a hint of guidance instead of having their planning book be too structured, Say I Do is a fantastic choice for you.
The Complete Wedding Planner Book and Organizer by DayWorks
Perfect for the structured bride who wants it all.
This book does all the work for you! Countless tabs, breakdowns of every and all components for your big day and built in folders to hold any pieces of inspiration or business cards from your vendors. This spiral bound book says elegance and organisation.
Perfect for simple brides looking to stay on track.
Helpful diagrams, spaces for list-making and sections for every component of your wedding make up each wedding planner book Myer puts out. With both of the wedding planners, Myer features on its website you can choose your preferred aesthetic, but both are simple and not fussy; great for the easy going brides out there.
Perfect for stylish brides that love a good checklist.
Kikki-K’s adorable wedding organiser, Always & Forever, is a spiral bound beauty with checklists, folders and countdown to-do lists that we know our brides love. Don’t miss out on what you should be doing (as told by the experts, of course) a year out all the way to the night before your big day!
Perfect for gifts, or a beautiful memento for years to come.
We adore this personalised wedding planner book. It boasts a modern feel, the ability to customise your colour, and add your names and wedding date. Not only is it beautiful, making it an amazing bridal shower or engagement gift… if you’re a bride getting it for yourself, it’s so comprehensive, with sections for absolutely everything you’ll need on your planning journey.
Perfect for brides seeking expert advice, but might not want to hire a wedding planner.
Do you find yourself wishing you had all the incredible knowledge that comes with hiring a wedding planner, but it just doesn’t seem like the right option for you to do so? This book gives expert advice. A bit different from others on the list, as this is more of a guide with wonderful tips for planning your wedding. It does come with checklists to make sure you’re staying on track, though!
Perfect for romantic brides.
Another lovely personalised wedding planner book that is fully customisable. This is a godsend for brides who are timeline focused; with tons of calendars and checklists for your timeline a year out, 6 months out and so on. With sections for budgeting as well, you’ll have absolutely everything you need in the run-up to your wedding day in this wedding planner checklist book.
Perfect for LGBTQ+ couples.
A wedding planner book for gay couples and for all those in the LGBTQ+ community is so very necessary and needed. This incredible book has tons of advice for LGBTQ+ couples that are navigating their way through wedding planning. Questions come up that same-sex spouses might not face, such as whether or not to invite your unsupportive family member. Advice in handling those tricker situation from experts is not only a wonderful present for your newly engaged friend, but an incredible gift to yourself if you’re needing a guide through your planning process.
Perfect for the DIY bride that wants a keepsake, but doesn’t need the extras.
If you are, or your newly engaged friend is, a sentimental person who loves keepsakes, then a do-it-yourself wedding planner book is such a wonderful thing to have. This Kate Spade beauty makes for a gorgeous memory for years to come but doesn’t tell you how to plan your wedding or what to write. With loads of lined pages, if you’re a list maker who has a clear plan and no trouble staying organised on her own, this is perfect for you.
Perfect for the scrapbooking/visual bride.
If the best way you think things through is by drawing something out, this Etsy option is perfect for you. With space to doodle your tables, and areas to scrapbook in your mood board ideas and visuals, this personalised, do-it-yourself wedding planner book is not only beautiful, but also practical and functional.
Perfect for the bride looking for guidance from an expert planner.
This wedding day planner book was put together by a wedding planner, so you can trust she knows a thing or two about the lead up to your big day. With templates, sample floor plans and to-do lists, she’s thought of absolutely everything you need to plan.
Perfect for a hyper-organised and modern bride.
Absolutely packed with vendor categories, tabs for all aspects of your wedding and every to-do list you could dream of, this customised wedding planner book is incredible for those amazing brides who take on their planning with a headstrong attitude. This definitely will help you to get the max out of your wedding planning, and not miss a single detail.
Perfect for brides in it for the memories, and who want to ease themselves in.
From the tone of this book aesthetically, to the way it guides you through planning, this simple wedding day planner book helps to calm the chaos that wedding planning can become. Start by writing your memories of your engagement so that you never forget a single detail (what you were wearing, the exact words you said), and have fun with this books’ foolproof first steps guide, before delving in deeper.
Perfect for the modern bride who thinks of everything.
From cards for the bride and groom, to exchange and stickers for your wedding party proposal, to incredible checklists and info-graphics where you can put every single detail for each one of your vendors, this gorgeous, modern wedding planner checklist book has everything you need to get going.
Perfect for gifting to your gorgeous bride, or to yourself before you say “I Do!”
A thoughtful gift for your friend, or a beautiful present to get yourself, the Mrs and Mrs wedding planner book by PurpleTrail is modern, fun and packed with calendars, check list space and spots for research. It’s an incredible guide, but leaves most up to you so you can navigate your way through wedding planning in your own unique way.
Perfect for brides who want a ton of guidance.
This wedding planner book is colourful, fun and customisable. We love that you can choose add ons to put into your personalised book, and how they’ve thought of every single detail — even laying out space for all of your dress options!
Perfect for a bride looking to stay calm and collected during wedding planning stress.
With constant reminders to keep your thoughts from getting out of hand, and plenty of space to make your wedding planner book your own, but still guiding you with prompts, this book does it all and then some. We love their question sections too, which help guide you and key you in to important questions for your vendors you may not have thought of originally. It’s like having a girlfriend who’s gotten married and has all the insider knowledge right in your hand!
Perfect for a detail-oriented modern bride.
Fresh, simple, modern. This gorgeous book has sections for everything you could dream of when planning your wedding; spaces for all of your vendor contact info with multiple options for each vendor, spaces for photos to help inspire you, guest lists, budgeting sections, seating arrangements and oh-so much more. This wedding planner book is so well thought out and comprehensive, you’ll have no worries at all when navigating your planning.
Perfect for timeline focused brides with a fun, feminine aesthetic.
This stunning, floral book is amazing for the timeline-focused bride. Each section maps out a check list for the time leading up to your wedding for all the months you need to plan. With plenty of room for notes too, it’s a perfect tool for brides who want to stay on track, but leave the rest of the planning details up to themselves and do it their own way.
Perfect for gifting to your engaged friend, and for brides who are detailed centric.
Have you ever stopped to think about what photos will be most important to you on your wedding day? It’s details like this that My Little Wedding Book thinks of for you so that you don’t have to, and you can remain as stress free as possible. With sections for everything, this gorgeous and compact book takes the hassle out of wedding planning, and gives you all the inspiration you need.
Perfect for the list-maker bride who wants the ultimate wedding planning checklist.
We love how concise and compact this gorgeously designed book is. If you’re someone who’s a compulsive list maker in your everyday life, then you’ll love this checklist-centric wedding planner book that has everything from gift registry, to budgeting cost lists.
Now that you’re feeling organised and ready to begin the journey ahead of your big day, the fun can really start!
Excited to take the next step and book your first bridal appointment? We can’t wait to see you and help you find your dream gown.
Feeling in the mood for more ways to prep and plan for your walk down the aisle? Check out our blog on our most recommended wedding planning apps that will make your planning a cinch.