And, of course, it all begins with the wedding budget.
About.com's Wedding site has a great easy wedding budget worksheet, which is printable, and breaks down many of the expenses that go along with weddings. There are also estimated percentages for each area, like the reception, music, and photography.
Also, be sure to check out my wedding ebook, 99 Ways To Have A Memorable Wedding On A Shoestring Budget, which is available through the Amazon Kindle site.
For a video example of my chapter concerning wedding budgets, please check out the video below: