If you're planning your wedding without the expertise of a professional wedding planner, you could probably use a little guidance. One of the best resources I've found that can help you to plan the wedding of your dreams without the aid of a hired coordinator is Angela A. Kear's The Busy Brides Bible for Planning a Fabulous Wedding Without the Expensive Coast of a Wedding Planner. Yeah. She totally went there.
What sets this book apart from the many wedding planning guides is that Kear is actually an event planner herself. Who better to know the ins and outs than a woman who does it for a living, right? Not only does the book walk you through the main event planning from choosing a venue to planning a wedding day itinerary, but she covers a lot of the little details that are important but often overlooked by other guides. She gets into color palettes, bridal party gifts, money saving tips and even how to pick out the right wedding rings for yourself and your husband-to-be.
Don't feel like your wedding is doomed if your budget doesn't allow for hiring a professional wedding planner. You absolutely can pull off the wedding of your dreams without one—most of us do! All you need is a great resource to help walk you through the planning stage and you can save money while making your big day just as perfect as you've always imagined.