Decide on the size and type of wedding and wedding reception you would like. Number in the wedding party. Number of guests at the wedding & wedding reception. Inside or outside ceremony. Hor d'oeuvres or sit down wedding reception.
Set a budget. Often the most difficult thing you will do.
If you decide to use a wedding coordinator and planner now is the time to hire her.
Decide the date, time and location for your wedding & reception and sign the contract(s) to lock in the wedding ceremony and wedding reception site.
Make arrangements for your wedding rehearsal dinner.
Choose your wedding officiant and attendants.
Shop for your engagement and wedding rings.
Select the bride's wedding gown and bride's maids dresses.
Choose and book the wedding photographer and wedding videographer.
Choose and book your florist, caterer, and musicians.
Assemble your invitation list for your wedding and wedding reception.
Mail “save the date” cards to out-of-town guests.
Reserve rooms for out-of-town guests.