He popped the question. You said yes. Now what? These 11 things will help you figure out what to do first—and how to enjoy every second of the wedding planning process.

11. Book in-demand vendors
Once you've secured a venue and date, start hunting for your officiant, photographer, and band or DJ. Because these vendors typically book just one event per day, they get scooped up very quickly. "Many have schedules that rival the president's," says planner Calder Clark. Photo: Getty Images

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