Prepare the budget

Everything else can wait until you make up your mind about the budget. Yes, be judicious while setting aside funds as any stray calculations has the true potential to cause embarrassments at a later stage. More importantly, it is essential to stick to the budget and make room for miscellaneous expenses that are bound to pop up as the event comes closer. Take advantage of the high cost of weddings and sign up for a credit card with a rewards program. Whether it gives you airline miles or great shopping deals, consolidating all wedding-related purchases to this card will help you accumulate thousands of rewards points (which could be used for your honeymoon).