There's certainly no shortage of wedding planning resources out there, but where should a newly-engaged couple start?

To keep you from getting overwhelmed by the extensive selection of Big Day guides, we polled top wedding experts to find out the best wedding planning books on the market.

Click through the slideshow below to find out their tried-and-true favorites.

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  • "The Wedding Book: The Big Book For Your Big Day" by Mindy Weiss

    Wedding and event planner<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mindy-weiss" target="_hplink"> Mindy Weiss's</a> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Wedding-Book-Big-Your/dp/0761139605" target="_hplink"><em>The Wedding Book: The Big Book For Your Big Day</em></a>, has been heralded by experts and brides alike as the go-to resource for all things wedding. "Dubbed the "wedding Bible", Mindy's book is the complete step-by-step guide to help couples plan the perfect wedding. Mindy covers everything from wedding to do's (creating a budget and time frame to send invitations) to common etiquette questions (what to do when someone isn't happy about the news, tuxedo vs. dinner jacket) to style and design tips (picking out a cake that's "you", finding the perfect dress) and even how to's (freezing the cake and preserving the bouquet). While no book is a substitute for a wedding planner, Mindy's book is the closest thing to it!" says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leila-khalil" target="_hplink">Leila Khalil</a>, wedding publicist and founder of <a href="http://www.beinspiredpr.com/" target="_hplink">Be Inspired PR</a>. "It truly is an A to Z Guide," says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-chertoff" target="_hplink">Anne Chertoff</a>, wedding writer and editor.

  • "Gay Wedding Confidential" by Bernadette Coveney Smith

    Professional gay wedding planner <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernadette-coveney-smith" target="_hplink">Bernadette Coveney Smith</a> wrote <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Wedding-Confidential-Adventures-Americas/dp/1450244033 http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Wedding-Confidential-Adventures-Americas/dp/1450244033 http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Wedding-Confidential-Adventures-Americas/dp/1450244033 vhttp://www.amazon.com/Gay-Wedding-Confidential-Adventures-Americas/dp/1450244033 http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Wedding-Confidential-Adventures-Americas/dp/1450244033" target="_hplink"><em>Gay Wedding Confidential</em></a> to share practical advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender couples looking to plan their dream wedding. Smith provides step-by-step details and timelines as well advice and essential how-tos -- from budgeting to gay wedding traditions.

  • "Wedding Planning For Dummies" by Marcy Blum and Laura Fisher Kaiser

    Event and wedding planner <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcy-blum" target="_hplink">Marcy Blum </a>offers A-Z advice on the Big Day planning process in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Planning-Dummies-Second-Edition/dp/0764556851/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335387270&sr=1-1" target="_hplink"><em>Wedding Planning for Dummies</em></a>. "Marcy Blum's <em>Wedding Planning for Dummies</em></a> quite literally explains, in highly logical fashion, each step of the process and how to figure out things you might never have thought of, like how to calculate the size of your dance floor," says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/xochitl-gonzalez" target="_hplink">Xochitl Gonzalez</a>, co-founder of <a href="http://www.alwaysabridesmaid.us/" target="_hplink">Always a Bridesmaid/AAB Creates</a>, an event design and planning firm based in New York City.

  • "Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette" by Peggy Post

    Etiquette expert Peggy Post, great-granddaughter-in-law of famed etiquette guru Emily Post, guides us through the official Dos and Don'ts for the Big Day in her book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Posts-Wedding-Etiquette-Peggy/dp/0060745045" target="_hplink">Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette</a></em>. "While society has gotten considerably more complicated since the dawn of wedding etiquette, it's still good to know the "rules", even if you choose to break them. This covers everything from how to process down an aisle to how to postpone a wedding. I now probably have most of it memorized, but I still keep it nearby when a client asks something that really stumps me," says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/xochitl-gonzalez" target="_hplink">Xochitl Gonzalez</a>, co-founder of <a href="http://www.alwaysabridesmaid.us/" target="_hplink">Always a Bridesmaid/AAB Creates</a>, an event design and planning firm based in New York City.

  • "Inspired Weddings" by Matthew Robbins

    Floral designer <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-robbins" target="_hplink">Matthew Robbins</a>, who runs the New York-based events design and planning firm Matthew Robbins Design, gives us a guide for creating beautiful weddings in his book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Robbins-Inspired-Weddings-Designing/dp/1584798939" target="_hplink"><em>Inspired Weddings</em></a>. "Matthew is an amazing floral designer with years of experience and hundreds of events under his belt. With his new book he helps guide couples through the overwhelming process of designing and personalizing a wedding. Brides and grooms have access to Matthew's expert insights and helpful tips to help make their wedding the perfect day," says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/xochitl-gonzalez" target="_hplink">Xochitl Gonzalez</a>, co-founder of <a href="http://www.alwaysabridesmaid.us/" target="_hplink">Always a Bridesmaid/AAB Creates</a>, an event design and planning firm based in New York City.

  • "The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner" By Carley Roney

    Created by popular wedding planning website <a href="http://www.theknot.com/" target="_hplink">The Knot</a>, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Knot-Ultimate-Wedding-Planner/dp/0767902475" target="_hplink">The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner</a></em> is a helpful guide for couples who need step-by-step directions when it comes to planning their wedding. The book comes with advice, checklists and more. "I DEFINITELY recommend to all my clients <em>The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner</em> book which consists of worksheets, etiquette, checklists, calendars, and general information the bride(s) and/or groom(s) need to know about. This allows for organization, knowledge of the wedding day and everything leading up to it, etc. All engaged couples I work with find it very useful to refer to throughout the planning process," said <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-alexander" target="_hplink">Joseph Alexander</a>, founder of <a href="http://gayeverafter.com/" target="_hplink">Gay Ever After</a>, a gay weddings and event planning services firm.

  • "Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides" by Ariel Meadow Stallings

    For brides who might not necessarily want a traditional wedding with all the typical trimmings, writer and editor <a href="http://offbeatbride.com/book/author" target="_hplink">Ariel Meadow Stallings</a> offers up advice, ideas and more in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Offbeat-Bride-Creative-Alternatives-Independent/dp/1580053157" target="_hplink"><em>Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides</em>.</a> "I've read Ariel's book and think it's great. I often suggest the book along with the site to couples wanting to plan something that's unique and one-of-a-kind," says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-easter" target="_hplink">Chris Easter</a>, co-founder of <a href="http://www.TheManRegistry.com" target="_hplink">TheManRegistry.com</a>.

  • "The Handcrafted Wedding" by Emma Arendoski

    In <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handcrafted-Wedding-Imaginative-Ways-Personalize/dp/1416206663" target="_hplink"><em>The Handcrafted Wedding</em></a>, Emma Arendoski offers up over 240 creative wedding ideas and DIY projects for brides interested in personalizing their Big Day themselves. Arendoski is the founder of website <a href="http://emmalinebride.com/" target="_hplink">Emmaline Bride</a>.

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