It's helpful to have a month by month plan of what needs to be done. I used Real Simple's list. Most of the planners include all the extra stuff but I just went through, crossed off the extra's and created my own personal list.
I'm engaged to a wonderful man and planning my own wedding. Like so many brides, I intend to host this lovely event on a limited budget. I'm approaching this without the wedding industry "to do" list and with a focus on the marriage and graciously welcoming my guests.