I am just starting my wedding planning! It's so exciting, and I wish the day would get here sooner! Do any of you have any advice? Any ideas of what should be done first? I already looked at a recption site, and have e-mailed many otehrs. I have also e-mailed some churches as well. It is so time consuming going from venue to venue, so I thought getting some information through e-mails is better than nothing right? My parents are in Arizona until May, so getting the church and venue booked is going to be difficult since they really want to see the locations. I figured if I provide as much information with pricing as possible and maybe take pcitures of the locations, we should be able to figure it out before they get back. I have heard from many vendors and some churches that weddings for 2012 are really starting to book now compared to last year when there weren't as many trying to book that far in advace. Another issue I am having is how many dress sizes can you take in alterations? I heard form David's Bridal about 2 dress sizes...but I have also heard from a few friends that their friends had a dress taken in from a 10 to a 2/4, it just depends on how good your seamstress is. Do any of you know how much they really can take in or know of a seamstress that can take in more than 2 dress sizes?