Check out wedding magazines or search the Internet to help you get some ideas rolling. The Online Resource Guide will point you in the right direction. You may also want to peruse the Wedding Guide Directory which includes all the guides on weddings at ShopWiki. Or, if you want ideas for a particular topic, you may click on the links at the top of this page to learn more about attire, vendors, etiquette, etc. Books are another option, especially for learning about traditions and cultural norms, but you'll probably get more up-to-date information on style and trends from magazines like InStyle Weddings or Modern Bride.
Once you have established a rough idea of what you do and don't want for your special day, you'll need to '''choose a wedding date''' and a '''location'''. After your date and location are set, you can start planning all the other details. Below are your planning essentials.