I read a couple of books recently involving wedding planners and/or general event planners. It’s something I’ve always loved reading about for some reason. I wanted to be an event planner when I was younger (even as recent as high school – my friend and I were going to be P&L Events ?), so I’m always drawn to these books. I figured I’d highlight some here – both ones I’ve read and enjoyed, as well as some on my TBR!
Read & Recommended
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen | Dessen’s latest novel was a really fun book (with some serious moments) based around a wedding planning business. The main character’s mom owned her own business with her best friend, and she helped them out.
Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally | The parents in Kenneally’s latest are event planners. They’re fighting for a chance to win the contract of a town-related event throughout the story. I definitely wish their business was highlighted more because I love event planning.
There’s Cake in My Future by Kim Gruenenfelder | I remember really enjoying this one a few years ago. The story revolves around some best friends and one of their weddings. There was a lot of wedding planning involved, but wasn’t about that business necessarily.
On My TBR
The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder | “Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins. They couldn’t hate it more.”
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead | “…for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter Daphne to the affable young scion Greyson Duff. Winn’s wife, Biddy, has planned the wedding with military precision, but arrangements are sideswept by a storm of salacious misbehavior and intractable lust…”
The Wedding Sisters by Jammie Brenner | “Meryl has to admit that three weddings is more than she and her husband, Hugh, can realistically afford. The solution? A triple wedding! At first, it’s a tough sell to the girls, and juggling three sets of future in-laws is a logistical nightmare.”
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt | “Lexi Angelo has grown up helping her dad with his events business. She likes to stay behind the scenes, planning and organizing…until author Aidan Green – messy haired and annoyingly arrogant – arrives unannounced at the first event of the year. Then Lexi’s life is thrown into disarray.”
The headline of this post had me all excited that you were making an announcement. 😉 I love event planning too. After planning my own wedding, I kind of thought it would be a fun career.
Haha! Not quite yet on that kind of announcement 😉
I love the idea of wedding and wedding planning in books. I have to get to Coming Up For Air. I didn’t realize it had a tie to wedding planning. I on the Wedding Sisters and need to make time for it.
Yes, the parents are event planners! It’s not a huge part but it’s really fun.
Always and Forever Lara Jean is also a great event planning book<3
Oh man I totally didn’t even think of that!
I remember I liked the idea of being a wedding planner when Jennifer Lopez was in The Wedding Planner, it just sounded so glamorous. Have you tried Lauren Layne’s Wedding Belles series yet?? It’s a 3 book series about wedding planners, my favorite is the second of the series.
This is such a creative topic for a post! I think Once and For All is the only “wedding” planning book I’ve read, but I love the whole element of it (especially since I’ll have to go through planning my own one day and I hear it is a HUGE undertaking lol).