Start planning your wedding now
• Announce the engagement. Some like to have a party to announce their engagement to family and friends, others choose to submit a photo and information to their local newspapers.
• Set the wedding date. Summer months are ideal for weddings and perfect for vacations and honeymoons, so with enough warning, guests should be able to get time off of work to attend.
• Make a budget. I once read an article where it said 32 percent of couples foot the bill for the wedding themselves. Decide who will pay for what before the costs start piling up.