Planning a wedding can often come with stress involving big and small details, deadlines, family drama, etc. This is the biggest event you will probably ever plan and you don't know where to start. Use this guide to help you get started by knowing what you'll need to do for the next few months.

Before you get started, check out this list created by Huffington Post on what past brides reveal they would have done differently:

This 12 month wedding planning checklist below from is the most helpful list I've found that will help you know what to do and when to do it so you can plan plan ahead. Keep in mind that this is a general list and you should adjust your schedule as you see fit for your own wedding.

For those of you that live in the Bay Area, Here Comes the Guide offers a list of wedding coordinators and other wedding professionals. They also offer sources for vendors, venues and other wedding ideas.

At the end of the day, always remember that this is you and your partners wedding and the finals say is up to you both. Do your research and make sure you have enough insigh on what exactly you have to do and how to get it done. Most people will only have one opportunity to plan their wedding so make it count!

Via Megan Beth Photography

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