If you've already found your soul mate, gotten engaged, and remained happy since then, you've accomplished what many people simply can't do. But you still have one big challenge: planning a successful wedding.
Planning a successful, organized wedding is a big task in itself, so it is absolutely essential that you do things right the first time around otherwise you risk catastrophe when the day of the wedding arrives.
First off, you need to make some lists to organize your schedule. The guests list, the suppliers list, receptions, photographers, bands, and churches. Most important, choose a date as soon as possible, and set a budget.
After you've organized everything, you need to choose a restaurant for the celebration, and a church for the ceremony. Then you choose god parents, the bridesmaids, the flower girls and the ring bearer, and the best man. The most important thing to remember is to get a marriage license!
Spend as much time as you need to choose the rings, the gowns, veils, and other accessories. You should choose the invitations carefully, because they give the first hint about what guests can expect from your wedding.
Find a business which specializes in decorations, and they will be willing to help you create your ideal atmosphere at the church and reception. Be sure to check the reception menu and order your perfect cake.
The photos and videos taken at the wedding are very important. Look at your photographer's portfolio, so that you can feel fully confident in his/her work.
Your wedding is supposed to be a happy and joyful time. Not stressful. The music you choose can make or break the atmosphere. You might not be able to make everyone happy, but diversity will certainly help things. The opening dance you should practice with your mate, since you will be watched by everyone in the room.