Our wedding is not until August 14, 2010 but I am going out of town for three months starting in September, then will be graduating from grad school, finding a job and studying for my state licensure exam so I will have a long break from planning coming up. We already have our church, reception site (The Women's Club of Evanston), our caterer, and photographer. So my question is, how much do I really have to do before February? I was hoping to have my DJ and florist before I leave in Sept, but at this point I don't see that happening. So how early did you book your florist, DJ, makeup, hair, and whatever other vendors I'm missing? In the Chicagoland area? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!!!