Ready to kickstart your wedding planning? You’re going to need some help to get organised! To help you plan for your big day, we’ve rounded up the best wedding planner books and organisers to assist you as you start to map out your wedding.

A wedding planner book is a valuable tool that helps couples stay organised and on track during the wedding planning process. It provides sections for budget planning, guest lists, vendor contacts, and timelines, making it easier to manage all aspects of the wedding efficiently.

The Benefits of Utilising Wedding Planner Books and Organisers

Stay Organised and Stress-Free: Wedding planner books and organisers offer structured planning, allowing you to keep all your thoughts, ideas, and tasks in one place. From guest lists to vendor contacts, you'll have everything neatly organised, reducing stress and avoiding last-minute chaos.

Personalisation Made Easy: These resources are tailored to adapt to your unique preferences and wedding theme. They offer customisable sections for you to add your personal touch, making your wedding truly one-of-a-kind.

Budgeting with Precision: Keeping track of wedding expenses is vital, and the best planner books and organisers come with budgeting tools to help you allocate funds efficiently.

Timeline and Task Management: Planning a wedding involves numerous tasks, and a well-structured planner will provide a timeline to ensure you complete each task on time.

Vendor Coordination: Keep track of all your vendor details, contracts, and payments to ensure seamless coordination.

Must-Have Features of a Wedding Planner Book and Organiser

A well-designed wedding planner book can act as your personal assistant throughout the entire process. Key features to look for include:

  • Comprehensive Checklists: Stay on track with detailed to-do lists for each stage of planning.
  • Budget Management Tools: Keep a tight rein on finances and avoid overspending.
  • Vendor Contacts and Contracts: Easily access essential vendor information and contracts.
  • Guest List Management: Effortlessly manage invitations, RSVPs, and guest details.
  • Timeline and Calendar: Stay organised with a clear timeline and calendar view.

Your wedding planner book should be a reliable companion, guiding you through both the big decisions and the finer details.

What should be included in a wedding planner book?

If you’re buying a wedding planner book or organiser, or if you want to make your own, you’ll need to make sure the following sections are included in your wedding planner:

  • Guests – the space to make a guest list will be very useful!

  • Stationery – including a breakdown of what wedding stationery you need.

  • Venue – you’ll need space to note your favourites, your viewing times and key info about each one, such as guest capacity, accommodation, parking etc.

  • Wedding outfits – space to jot down any appointments, pick up times, alterations and a place to stash your cuttings from magazines and names of favourite brands.

  • Supplier information – you’ll want a section devoted to the different suppliers you like for key parts of your wedding, like the wedding cake, stationery, flowers, entertainment and more.

  • Gift list – keep any gift list info you come across stored safely so it’s easy to compare and pick the right one for you.

  • Honeymoon – have a section for all your honeymoon dreaming too!

Do I need a wedding planner book?

We would say it makes sense to have some sort of filing system for your wedding planning. Of course, a folder on your laptop is totally fine, but the real benefit of having a wedding planner book is that it becomes a nice keepsake to look back on and reminisce about all the fun you had planning your dream day.

A well-organised wedding planner book allows couples to keep all important information and details in one place, reducing the need to search for scattered notes and documents. This, in turn, minimises that wedding stress and ensures a smoother planning experience.

The Best Wedding Planner Books & Organisers 2024

Wedding planning involves meticulous attention to detail, creativity, and organisation. With so many elements to consider, having a reliable resource at hand can make all the difference. Our team has tried-and-tested the best wedding planner books and organisers that have been carefully curated to cater to all brides' unique needs, style, and budget.

my wedding planner - a practical journal for your dream wedding


Organising the journey to your wedding will be so much easier with this wedding planning book. A perfect engagement gift for a friend or yourself!



Big Day planner Personalised wedding Notebook


This ‘Big Day Planner’ wedding notebook is a cute and quirky take on a wedding planner book. Buy it from Not on the High Street for £13.95.


The Ultimate Wedding Planner


What more could you need? The Ultimate Wedding Planner is a fun and quirky way to keep on top of all your wedmin. Buy it from Not on the High Street for £22.95.


Power Planning Planner


This cool Power Planning planner has everything you need to stay on track whilst wedding planning – and it comes with cool stickers, too. Sold! Buy it from Oliver Bonas for £19.50.


Busy B White Wedding Planner


Featuring handy checklists, tabbed sections, countdown planners, keepsake pockets and plenty of space to plan, you'll be ready for a beautifully organised day.


The Paper Memory Our Wedding Planner Book


Design is one of the reasons this planner is so popular. The cover can be customised with a gold foil finish and choose from 20 colour options. You'll find pages for organising contacts, dress inspiration, photography planning, and more.



Pop the Champagne, I'm Changing My Last Name personalised wedding planning notebook


This is one for those who plan to change their name – the Pop the Champagne, I’m Changing My Last Name wedding planner is a fun book for those who love fizz! Buy it from Getting Personal for just £7.99.


Rock My Wedding: Your Day, Your Way Wedding Planning Book

Our Wedding Suppliers trust Rock My Wedding as a reputable name in the wedding industry, and our planning book, 'Your Day, Your Way' lives up to the hype. But don't take our word for it!  With comprehensive checklists, timelines, and expert advice, our book covers all aspects of wedding planning. It's a must-have for every engaged couple, regardless of their wedding style.


When should I buy a wedding planner book?

You can buy your wedding planner book or organiser as soon as you’ve got engaged, if you want! But bear in mind someone might buy one for you as an engagement gift, as they really make the perfect gift to give to a bride.

When it comes to how early you should start using a wedding planner book, it's wise to begin using a wedding planner book as soon as you begin the wedding planning process. The earlier you start organising and jotting down ideas, the smoother your wedding planning journey will progress.

Choosing the best wedding planner book is essential for staying organised and reducing stress throughout your wedding planning journey. Whether you prefer a comprehensive organiser, a book steeped in tradition and etiquette, a feminist perspective, or a keepsake to cherish, there's a wedding planner book that suits your style and needs.

If you're ready to get going on the planning, make sure you read our key questions to ask your wedding venue!

Jennifer Read-Dominguez

Written by Jennifer Read-Dominguez

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