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Thinking of Planning Your Own Wedding
But Don't Know Where to Start?

Planning Wedding has helped many couples plan their dream wedding. You will find everything you need to plan your wedding right here at This website is full of free tips, advice and ideas for planning your wedding. It will give you a good basis for getting started planning your wedding. Armed with tips and ideas from the website, you will be ready to get into the details of planning your wedding. The best way make sure you are on the right track every step of the way is to purchase my comprehensive wedding planning book, "The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning". It will guide you every step of the way from "Will You Marry Me?" to your honeymoon.

"The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning" contains step-by-step instructions for everything you need to do to plan your dream wedding. It includes a comprehensive countdown calendar so you will know what you need to do and when it needs to be done plus worksheets and instructions for every step.

The best way to avoid stress and panic in the hectic months and weeks leading up to your special day is to be organized. When you are organized, the little upsets and glitches that are bound to occur won't seem so significant. You will have a plan that allows for adjustments here and there without upsetting the big picture. Being organized is the main focus of "The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning".

Being organized is the only way you will be able to plan your dream wedding and stay within your wedding budget. "The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning" includes a Budget and Expense Summary worksheet in PDF format. It is very thorough and complete but it does have the drawback of being in PDF format so all entries and all calculations must be done by hand.

wedding cakeI recently completed an excel version of the complete budget and expense summary included with the book. It helps you setup your budget initially and then tracks all of your expenses and who is responsible for paying for each item. It automatially shows you exactly where you are running over or under your budget for each individual item, each major part of your wedding such as ceremony and reception and your total budget. You can set up your budget using industry standard percentages for each category and then enter your own estimates. The spreadsheet will compare your expenses to both budgets automaticalls.

On the "Free Budget" page of this site you will find a link to download a FREE version of the budget / expense summary excel spreadsheet so you can get a better idea of how it works. You do need to have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer to use this spreadsheet. If you do not have Microsoft Excel you will not be able to open the spreadsheet. The free version does have limited capability as compared to the full version but it does have plenty of features to get your started and to give you an idea of the power of the full version.

For a limited time I am offering the complete Wedding Expense Summary spreadsheet FREE as a bonus when you purchase "The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning". To use this you must have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer. This is a great bonus for anyone who has Microsoft Excel on their computer and in the future it will be sold as a stand-alone item. Don't worry if you don't have excel though, you can do everything with the PDF version that you can do with the excel version. The only difference is you have to do the entries and calculations yourself.

The "Contents" link contains the Table of Contents of "The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning". It will give you a very good summary of what to expect from the book.

Click Here to purchase "The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning".

Summary of what you receive with "The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Planning":

  • Wedding countdown calendar
  • Evaluation sheets for selecting ceremory and reception sites
  • Evaluation sheets for selecting each professional
  • Complete worksheets and instructions for every part of your wedding planner
  • Quetions to ask each vendor and professional
  • Checklists for Photographer, Videographer, Attendants
  • Checklists for Bride and Groom
  • Money saving tips
  • Complete budget / expense tracker (PDF format)
  • Complete budget / expense tracker (excel spreadsheet)
  • Click Here to see the complete contents of the book

Many couples write their own personal wedding ceremony and vows. If that is your plan but you need some help with how to do it, we recommend the book "Wedding Ceremonies Galore and Much Much More" available from or here at at a special price when you purchase both books at the same time. Click on the "Ceremonies link for more information about this book.

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