Has your special someone popped the question? Congratulations if you’ve just got engaged, what an exciting time for you. To help kick off your wedding planning, I’ve created a book list below of wedding books brides will love.
On the 1st June 2021 Dave and I finally tied the knot. Well it was about time, it only took us 14 years 🙂 We were married in a beautiful wedding venue in the Devon countryside.
We got engaged on Valentine’s Day and from the following day I was all over the wedding planning. My head was so busy with ideas, actions and lists of things to organise. I wish now that I’d taken the time to order myself a wedding organiser/journal to track everything bouncing around in my head. Anyway, as you can see in the photo above, it all came together in the end and we had a lovely day.
If you’re a gorgeous bride-to-be, check out my top picks of wedding books I think brides will love. Wether you’re the bride (or groom) to be, the in-laws or the out-laws (just kidding 🙂 ), the best mates or the work mates. Scroll down for my favourite wedding book suggestions, there’s even reading and activity books for children so they can feel involved in your big day too.
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Wedding Planners and Organisers
Here’s are a few wedding planners and organisers I think look fabulous.
Look At Us Getting All MARRIED & Shit Wedding Planner and Organiser
Wedding Planner is full of checklists and schedule pages to help guide you as you plan your big day!
This would make a great engagement or bridal gift for the bride to be!
Wedding Planner and countdown calendar, full of trackers & checklists to stay organised and keep calm.
Lots of 5 stars for this one. Small enough to hold in your handbag but big enough to holds lots of information.
This looks like a gorgeous engagement gift idea for the bride to be. I love the fact each planner comes in a luxury matching gift box making this the perfect engagement gift for someone you love. Safely preserve your wedding memories for years to come knowing your planner is protected in its gift box.
A different design to the ones above. I love the tab sections in this wedding planner book. Makes finding what you need quick and easy during the busy planning stages.
The Honeymoon Handbook (Lonely Planet)
This is the book I wish I had found BEFORE planning my wedding.
Lonely Planet’s first dedicated honeymoon guide is packed with advice for travel-lovers who want their honeymoon their way: no all-inclusive in sight here. Set your heart racing with real adventures, tailored to what you two love the most – whether that’s wildlife-spotting on the African savannah, cruising around Havana in one of Cuba’s legendary vintage American cars or diving with turtles in Bali.
Planning tips will help you cover off the basics and bypass the stress.
For the budget savvy bride
Here’s a bestseller that I think you’ll like.
Full of checklists, worksheets, and essential tools to plan the perfect wedding on a small budget
Something For The Groom-To-Be?
Next up here’s a couple of books suggestions to help the groom survive the wedding planner stage.
A practical gift Idea for the Groom of an upcoming wedding.
Groom’s Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Maybe Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man
A fun guide and owners manual for the Groom to be. Would also make a fun gift idea from the stag party mates.
Wedding themed fiction books
The count down to your wedding day can be fun, exciting but also a little stressful (busy head syndrome). My advice would be to snuggle up with a few fiction books to escape the wedding fever for a while. Here are just a few wedding themed fiction books that look like the perfect escape.
The Cornish Cream Tea Wedding – Cressida McLaughlin
Wedding planner Ellie Moon is dreaming up the most beautiful bespoke wedding for Charlie and Daniel, owners of Cornwall’s favourite cream tea bus. Even though her own life has been turned upside down and she’s had to rent out her charming Cornish cottage with its climbing roses and lavender beds, Ellie is determined to give them a day to remember.
A Wedding in the Country – Katie Fforde
From the #1 bestselling author of uplifting feel-good fiction.
Lizzy has just arrived in London and is determined to make the best of her new life. Her mother may be keen that she should meet a Suitable Man and have a nice wedding in the country, but Lizzy is determined to have some fun first.
It is 1963 and London is beginning to swing as Lizzie cuts her hair, buys a new dress with a fashionably short hemline, and moves to a grand but rundown house in Belgravia with two of her best friends. Soon Lizzie’s life is so exciting that she has forgotten all about her mother’s marriage plans for her.
Three Weddings and a Proposal – Sheila O’Flanagan
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NO. 1 BESTSELLERS THE WOMEN WHO RAN AWAY AND THE MISSING WIFE
At the first wedding, there’s a shock
The second wedding is unexpected
By the third, Delphie thinks nothing could surprise her. But she’s wrong…
Even the bestselling author Danielle Steel has a touch of the wedding fever with her book.
The Wedding Dress – Danielle Steel
The story of a family and a special dress, handed down from mother to daughter, during times of fortune, loss, tragedy and victory.
The Deveraux family were among the most important members of 1920s San Francisco society, and the wedding of their daughter Eleanor to wealthy banker Alexander Allen would be the highlight of the 1929 social calendar. The wedding, held in the family’s magnificent Pacific Heights mansion, was everything they’d hoped, and Eleanor’s dress was a triumph. Designed by one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris, it was exquisite in every way. But the dream life, along with the most perfect honeymoon in Europe, was about to come to an end when Alex received news of the Wall Street Crash. It appeared that the family had lost everything . . .
More Wedding Fiction Ideas
These last three fiction wedding books are my particular favourites. One is set in France (who doesn’t love a holiday wedding), the other two are psychological thrillers, yes really!
A Very French Wedding – Maeve Haran
For all those who imagine escaping to a château and living the dream . . . to find that even dreams can have their complications.
The Wedding – Ruth Heald – One for Psychological thriller fans.
I’ve been dreaming about this day – marrying Adam, my childhood sweetheart, who I’ve loved for eighteen years.
I didn’t realise the perfect day would turn into the perfect nightmare.
The Bridesmaid – Nina Manning
Your best friend. Your worst nightmare…
From the moment they met as children, Sasha knew that beautiful, wealthy, and confident Caitlin would always be her absolute best friend. Sasha would do anything to make Caitlin happy.
Even keep her darkest secrets…
My Best Friend’s Wedding – Tilly Tennant
As chief bridesmaid, Libby knows she should be having the time of her life at her best friend’s wedding. But she’s at the mercy of three bossy little flower girls and she’s not looking her best in an enormous fuchsia dress. Which is a shame, as it is the first time she’s going to see her ex Rufus. The man she was supposed to marry. The man who left her alone at the altar…
A gorgeous, romantic heart-warming read with characters that will find their way into your heart and stay there. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Shari Low and Jenny Colgan.
Kids love weddings too
Finally, here’s a small selection of delightful wedding books for children, who will be just excited about the big day as you.
Aged 3+ The Scarecrows’ Wedding is a wonderfully heartwarming picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man.
Written in Julia Donaldson’s glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, The Scarecrows’ Wedding is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality – and a happy ending!
This is a pretty book for the pretty flower girls. Full of Colouring, Dot-to-Dot, Mazes, Spot the differences, decorate the wedding dress and more.
Hours of fun and creativity, especially for the flower girl, to get her excited for the wedding!
Isadora Moon Goes to a Wedding – Harriet Muncaster
Beautiful gift edition with silver sprayed edges and packed with extra activities and things to make and do.
Isadora is special because she is different. In this brand new adventure, Isadora is going to be a bridesmaid at her aunt’s wedding, and she’s SO excited!
Part of the gorgeous Isodora Moon series of childrens’ books selling over one million copies and counting.
Ages 5-7 years:
Emily has so much to look forward to! She and her Bridesmaids Club friends have all been cast in the school play – and her Uncle Josh is getting married to their drama teacher! But there’s drama of the wrong kind when the wedding venue is flooded. Will the wedding need to be cancelled?
Kids can join the exciting world of a bride-to-be as she prepares for, then celebrates her special day in this magical sticker book. With over 300 stickers to dress the brides and grooms as they prepare for their big day – trying on wedding dresses and suits, choosing the cake, dressing for the big day and the first dance.