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23 Reddit comments about A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You've Got (without Losing Your Mind in the Process), Book Cover May Vary:

u/sugar1510 · 42 pointsr/Weddingsunder10k

I suggest you get a copy of :


It will walk you through the steps. They also have a website.

u/impsythealmighty · 10 pointsr/weddingplanning

I bought the Practical Wedding Planner book. It helped a lot especially when we were first getting started and trying to figure out what we actually wanted.

u/blue_bison93 · 9 pointsr/weddingplanning

I'm gong to go a little different than some of the other commenters here because i'm going to assume he's not normally like this and you want to marry him because he's generally a good partner and a great guy.


I'd recommend getting the A practical wedding planner and going through the first chapter together. The first exercises are writing a "mission statement",laying out your individual and joint priorities for the day, and then going through and circling/crossing out things that you do/don't care about.


get on the same page together and set some boundaries for wedding planning. For example with my fiance if he's not in the mood/too overwhelmed in life to wedding plan he tells me that it's up to him to restart the conversation better. I know it's not me and we'll have the conversation later.



alsooo as someone who's backpacked through europe pretty extensively I can say that you CAN do it pretty cheaply, but that does mean setting a daily budget for food (depends on the country how much you'll need) and if you stay in hostels it can be $20-40 a night (depends on the country!) but that might not be the most romantic if you're sharing a room with strangers for a good deal!

u/redditwastesmyday · 8 pointsr/weddingplanning

Wow just wow. Has she done anything for the wedding? Early 2019 is around the corner. What you have listed is tacky and crazy. I think you need to flat out tell her that her wants sound a bit unrealistic. Sorry but she does sound like a bridezilla. She is going to get mad at you and friendships are sometimes lost over weddings. Yes it’s tacky to invite people to a shower and engagement party and not wedding. Send her the book a practical wedding planner. Maybe she will get some hints.

u/heathbarrrr · 7 pointsr/wedding

I recently purchased the book A Practical Wedding and it was super helpful! it has all kinds of planning tools but it also gives you tons of ideas for saving money... some of the advice may be a little common sense, but there were a lot of suggestions in the book i was super surprised by - like having a brunch wedding instead of a dinner to save money (so you can spend it elsewhere or invite more guests)

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one of the things that was super helpful, is it suggested to make a list of what is most important to you and your partner and go from there! good luck planning :)

u/8pound6ouncenamebaby · 6 pointsr/weddingplanning

I'm also fairly recently engaged and am really enjoying the A Practical Wedding Planner - there are some really useful exercises up front about helping you and your partner decide your emotional goals for the wedding, what does and doesn't matter to you, and then how to proceed with making your vision a reality.

u/frenchrangoon · 5 pointsr/weddingplanning

It sounds like you guys need to have some hard conversations about your expectations for your wedding. What elements of your wedding are most important to you? Food? DJ? Decor? Flowers? Dress? Vows? Pick 2-3 over all, and he should too, and the rest you should give and take on. Best book for this is the Practical Wedding:

u/thatsunshinegirl · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

How sweet! Here’s a few things my family and friends gifted us:

u/zephyr559 · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

Congrats!!! Your ring is beautiful!

When I was planning I found A Practical Wedding (the website and a book) to be super helpful. I used this one: A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You've Got (without Losing Your Mind in the Process).

Also, if you are interested in very particular etiquette questions and being fairly traditional, then the Emily Post Wedding Etiquette book is pretty comprehensive.

Keep in mind you may be able to find some of these books at your local library, and there is tons of info online as well. In terms of forums/boards, anecdotally I feel like the WeddingBee and WeddingWire boards (which sometimes pop up if you Google a certain question) lean pretty traditional/old school picky, whereas this subreddit is (in general) more open-minded/contemporary.

Checklists on websites like The Knot, WeddingWire, Zola, etc. can be helpful to stay on track (but don't hesitate to delete any items that don't apply to you). I found this big picture flowchart from APW to be grounding when I first started planning, and then when I felt ready I dove into the more detailed checklists. Happy planning!

u/RoarOmegaRoar · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

A Practical Wedding Planner! Fun to flip through even while you're not "actively" planning just to start brainstorming ideas. Write things down that you like – I have a Wedding Planning Note in my Notes app and a physical notebook! Or, if you don't want to buy the book, the website has a lot of great resources too.

u/ChanChanAZ · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

I really liked this book to help me sort it how to start: A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You've Got (without Losing Your Mind in the Process)

I have a solitaire on a yellow gold band also, I love how classic and classy the look is.

u/pizzadaughter · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

Seriously, just buy the A Practical Wedding Planner It lines out everything, keeps you in check, and explains why things are the way they are. WW and the Knot can be really catty and awful.
The wedding email address is a godsend. It was nice to have everything in one place for easy searching.

My number one tip is to figure out how many people you realistically need to invite. Seriously, it's nice to know what you expect and what your family expects so you can start planning around that. You don't want to fall in love with a venue that can only hold 50 people if you need to invite 200 of your closest friends and relatives. I actually made our families give us tiered lists of 1) Family 2) Friends who are like family 3) Friends so we could get a good rough estimate. Knowing family expectation(if you are including family at all) will save you a ton of drama down the line. Once you have a rough number you can start making everything else fall into place.

u/brideosaurus · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning


Establishing a budget is such a weird process. You have no idea what things cost, and when you reach out to vendors, they always want to know your budget.

What I did was start with a baseline. I knew there was a community on reddit called Weddingsunder10k. Because that seemed to be a huge separator, I started there and called that a budget-conscious wedding.

Then I started researching the cost of different things, starting with the venue. It helps if you create a draft guest list first, so you can get an idea of how many people you'd like there, and thus how many people you need to accommodate/feed etc. I made a spreadsheet using google sheets and contacted venues that had listed prices that were no more than half of that $10k budget I was starting with. Realistically I don't think a venue is going to be half of your budget, but that was the best place for me to start.

A really great tool is joining a local wedding planning Facebook group. Mine has posts from couples all the time looking for a specific vendor within your budget. A quick google search can also tell you the average prices of different vendors in your region. Prices may be a bit shocking at first, but know that these are people who are making a living in the wedding industry, and the hours they spend on your event go beyond just the event itself. I highly recommend checking on Jamie Wolfer's channel on youtube. She's a wedding planner that has videos on a huge variety of topics, including budgets. You can also search this sub for "budget breakdown" or "budget recap" posts to get an idea of the average cost of things.

I specifically chose to have a 2 year engagement so that I could save up enough to have the type of wedding I wanted. I looked at how much we could realistically put away each month, and how much that would add up to across the length of our engagement. It hasn't been a straightforward process- I've been temping and haven't had steady work for a while- but it helped us to break down exactly how much we need to be putting away each month.

The greatest tools I've found in planning are: A Practical Wedding Planner (book), Jamie Wolfer's Youtube Channel, Guest Perspective and Budget Breakdown posts on this sub, and Google sheets. I grabbed Offbeat Bride's spreadsheet templates and edited accordingly.

u/jpres8800 · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

Haha I think we're all rookies here, but I got lucky in the sense that I OBSESS over every little detail before I'll make a decision. It's normally pretty annoying in everyday life, but I guess in this case, it was helpful. I also bought a planning guide from A Practical Wedding - honestly, it's been pretty helpful so far, especially with getting started, and pointing out things you might not normally think about. Just curious - around what time are you guys planning to get married? Just thinking we may be able to help each other out along the way, sharing info and whatnot.

u/KnightsFan · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

A Practical Wedding is one of the best resources my fiancée and me have found. The advice will help to keep you from getting caught up in the consumerist frenzy that is wedding planning in 2016. There's a general book on the ideas and an actual planner to help with the specifics.

Edit to add: And the wedding mission statement /u/PartOfIt is referring to is the idea that you figure out what type of wedding you want. Here's a good write-up about one couple's.

u/notheretosellcookies · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

This, and keep in mind that you don't need to do everything they have on their list (it can be overwhelming).

I also highly recommend this book (since I don't see that anyone else has already posted it):

Prioritize what's important to you (theme, food, music, dress, whatever YOU and FH want out of YOUR wedding, etc.), make a to-do list, delegate and you'll be good to go!

u/deadasthatsquirrel · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Personally, I went straight to A Practical Wedding and Offbeat Bride for help.

You could buy the books too (APW and OBB) and scribble all over them, then discuss with the happy couple :)

u/egjg · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Take at least a month and just enjoy being engaged. Spend time being happy with your finace. Casually read wedding blogs and books if you feel like it. Just relax and enjoy it for a bit!

Recommended reading: A Practical Wedding Planner

u/SucculentSlaya · 1 pointr/wedding

Order this book, it has been a life saver for me!
A Practical Wedding Planner

u/Wagglewood · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Unfortunately I found that throwing money at things reduced my stress by a lot, so that’s what I did. If you’re trying to keep the cost down, I highly recommend this book this book

It helps remind you what is important and what you don’t care about and helps you stay true to it the whole way through. When it gets close to your date, suddenly EVERYTHING seems important 😂

u/matto345 · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

My best friend is already married and she gave me a copy of A Practical Wedding Planner: and it was really helpful.

u/rougefleurette · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

I cannot afford a wedding planner. The thing is, people did in fact manage to get married just fine without them. I am however EXTREMELY fortunate to have very willing helpers, all of whom have either planned a wedding or gotten married, and thus they all know what to expect and how to help. And I'm personally a very crafty person so I'm not scared of DIY projects, and I'm very organized so I'm confident everything will go well.

If you want a stress-free planning process, where someone literally just lets you make decisions within your budget, they can be worth it. My friend had one for her wedding, and she did help with planning a LOT, especially since my friend had to plan her wedding from afar.

It's 100% possible to plan a wedding yourself in 8 months. You just have to figure out the venue and date, and then after that everything else kind of falls into place based on those parameters.

I recommend looking at this wedding planning book: A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step By Step Guide to Creating the Wedding you Want with the Budget You've Got (without losing your mind in the process)

It really helped me out, tbh, to make the decisions I needed to make about the wedding. I think it might give you a more realistic idea of all the different ways to plan a wedding, and how to best go about each step.