The Southern Weddings Planner

No, not the one with JLo and Matthew McConaughey (although that is one movie you should watch while wedding planning at least once). The wedding planner I’m talking about is one of the ones that helped me get the bulk of wedding planning done: The Southern Weddings Joyful Wedding Planner.

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A Quick Back Story

Josh and I had a quick engagement: just six months! We knew what we wanted (to spend forever with each other) and when we wanted it (as soon as possible).  We chose our date based on the fact that it’s the closest to our dating anniversary, November 30th!

But this short time frame made planning a hectic mess once the glow from being engaged slightly wore off. Fitting in an engagement party, showers, a bachelorette trip, and the everyday schedule of work mixed with finding a dress and squaring away all of the details in 6 months spells STRESS.

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Thankfully, my mom bought me the Southern Weddings planner (and the bundle that came with the cutest journal –see above–and a Southern Wedding magazine). The planner is full of helpful tidbits and timelines that I checked off diligently and read over and over again until I practically memorized them! Not to mention it’s beautiful and has “Love Never Fails” in a pretty gold foil script. Something that even 8 months into marriage, I need to remember.

This planner has calendars, checklists, budget planners, and cute illustrations to make the job of wedding planning not seem like such a HUGE task. It even reminded me of tasks that I might otherwise have forgotten.

If you’re looking for planners, this one earns 5 stars in my book and definitely earns it’s name (Joyful Wedding Planner).

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  • You planned a wedding in 6 months?! Hats off to you girl! We did it in 15 and I felt like that was way too long – I think 9-12 months is the sweet spot. I used the Erin Condren wedding planner, which I wasn’t super fond of. This one looks way nicer. Beautiful flat lays by the way!

  • Ashley Stephenson

    So impressed you planned your wedding in 6 months and it was absolutely beautiful!!! I had 14 months and I was still a hectic mess! I started with a planner for the first few months then once I knew I was over my budget I stopped so I could be truthful to my dad and say I have no idea where my budget is HAHA!

  • Chandni Patel

    WOW! This is great… 6 months is so impressive! good on you, and it looks soo magical!

  • Rachel Ritlop

    I couldn’t agree more that staying organized is key! There are so many little details to think through!

  • Sarah Jean

    My husband and I had a two and a half month engagement so I feel ya! I wish I had had this planner then. It was pretty crazy 🙂

  • Neely

    That planner is so pretty!

  • I definitely could have used this when I was planning my wedding!! Luckily, I had a very organized friend who helped out so much!

  • thesophiadiaries

    oh, that planner is so cool!! I think if I was to be planning my wedding, I would rely on an app more than a physical planner, although that would be super cool to look back on in the future 🙂

  • I wish I would have had this when I was wedding planning. So cool and so pretty!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • That’s so sweet! I got this at the beginning of our wedding planning process, and it’s helped me keep papers organized! So glad it was so helpful for you!

  • So cute! I’m not planning a wedding at the moment, but I have some clients in the wedding planning industry, so will definitely share this with them! 🙂

    — Lisa //

  • OMG I’m obsessed with these photos! Definitely need to put my wedding planner to use right now lol

  • shootingstarsmag

    Oh, I love this. It sounds like a really great way to keep track of everything for the wedding!


  • Wedding planners were SO helpful during our planning process!! Organizing helps so much!

  • Anna Hubbard

    I bet that a wedding planner would be crucial!

  • How cute! I’m not getting married, but I want to use it!

  • That wedding planner looks so helpful! And it’s so pretty!

  • Taylor Smith

    I could have used this wedding planner when I was getting married!!!

  • Trecee Hutchinson

    So cute! It looks really helpful too I think I will get two for my friends that are getting married soon.


  • We planned ours in 8 and I thought it went by quickly. I can’t imagine 6! You’re impressive. I loved the planner I used, but this looks like an awesome alternative. I have a couple of friends who are engaged and asking about planners so I will be sure to mention this one.

  • My husband and I had a 3 month engagement (we wanted to get married ASAP and had to squeeze it in between semesters at school) and I wish I had something like this to keep us more organized because it was CHAOS

  • How cute! I need to tell my friends about this!