Start thinking about what type of wedding is right for you: a raucous blowout or an intimate sit-down? Black-tie or beach chic? Think about size, formality, color scheme and style. Search though real weddings and get inspired!
Establish a preliminary budget. And don't assume anything: Talk to your parents (and his) about whether they'll be contributing.
Begin tearing out pictures and ideas from magazines that inspire you and keep them all in a wedding folder, binder or organizer. Later, keep all important contacts, numbers, receipts, and business cards here for easy, organized access.
PHOTO FEATURE: Perfect Pairs - Let these bold and beautiful combos show you how your cake and flowers can inspire each other and live in perfect harmony — just like you and him (spring/summer 2008)