December is one of the most popular months for couples to get engaged. So if you’re one of those couples, let me first say congratulations! Secondly, remember that this is supposed to be the happiest time in your life so try to enjoy it!  But if you’re like many newly engaged brides-to-be you’re probably looking at a laundry list of items that need to get done before the big day: very overwhelming!

Let’s think back a bit.  You’re seven.  You’re planning your dream seven-year-old wedding.  It’s perfect.  Complete with unicorns, fairy dust, and the entire cast of Saved By The Bell.  But I’m sure, no matter how “real” your backyard wedding was then, you probably didn’t spend hours narrowing down the guest list or negotiating with your fiancé (a.k.a Zach Morris) over flatware.

Your world may be a little more complicated now that you’re no longer living in the world of Bayside High but I still feel strongly that the process of planning a wedding should be as stress-free as possible. So how can you do that? I’m going to help you out!

Starting next week I’ll be posting a series of entries called “Countdown to the Big Day”: an overview of some of the major components of your wedding as well as a general timeline of when these items should be considered and completed.  Along the way I’ll also be posting handy tips and trends to help ease some of your stress so you can enjoy planning your wedding!

Happy planning!