When I got engaged the first thing I did was purchase a wedding planning book. I was lucky enough to have a family member that was a wedding planner, so I had some help, but I still wanted to do a lot of the planning on my own. I wasn’t lucky enough to have Pinterest and all the other social media sites to help me with ideas and planning though. I often hear from brides about how overwhelming the planning process can be and I tell them to go online and find a really good checklist (or two) and print them out and use them to guide them. There is a lot of really useful information online and it can really help make the planning process easier. Take advantage of all the resources that are so easily accessible these days…you can even use those lists to delegate items to others who are willing to help!