I just got engaged this summer, and we waited a little while to tell our parents because we were worried they would think it was too soon, but they were actually happy for us (for the most part...my fiance's mom is definitely not happy that I'm not Asian, but his dad doesn't care, and his aunt that he's really close to is excited).
As soon as I got engaged, I couldn't wait to start planning, and I got right on it with dress shopping, ordering sample invitations and STDs, getting wedding magazines...the whole 9 yards. But now it's getting really real.
I'm penciled in at a venue (my mom has to check it out for me because I'm 3 hours away so I can't, and she's a mere 20 minute drive from it)...but if she gives it the thumbs up, we're putting the deposit down and it's mine. I'm also on my church's calendar. I haven't talked to the DJ yet, and I don't have a photographer because my friend who was going to do it got a job out in California so she no longer can...but things are definitely moving along.