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It goes without saying that blogs and magazines are great sources of wedding inspiration – but sometimes, there’s nothing quite like a good, sturdy book in which to bury yourself for a few sweet hours, or read in little digestible chunks before bed.
We often hear how stressful planning a wedding can be, and that can certainly be true, but it’s also a joy. It’s the one time in your life that you get to be a bride or groom, caught up in all the excitement of planning one incredible day to celebrate your future together.
So, by that logic, we believe everyone who is planning a wedding should have at least one beautiful, informative and helpful coffee table book, or a wonderful story or collection of poetry, that takes pride of place during the whole process.
We, of course, have a few of our own well-thumbed wedding books:
But what else might you find inspiring? We asked our Recommended Vendors which books they would recommend to serve this very noble purpose – and here’s what they said:
Mandee from Mandee Johnson Photography said: “I would recommend Jamie Lee’s Weddiculous. It’s a fun and honest survival guide to wedding planning that acknowledges the bumps, breakdowns and insanity along the way to saying “I do”, while making you laugh.”
My favourite book, however, is The Wedding Planner & Organizer by Mindy Weiss. I am a sucker for hand-written notes and ideas, so this is the perfect combination of useful tips and space to plan and create your perfect wedding.”