I just got engaged about a week ago! Due to my fiance's job, he is gone almost every weekend, so the only dates that are good options are 12.8.12 and 7.20.13. I would prefer 12.8.12 because then we have time to go on a honeymoon. Before you call me insane, I plan events for a living (concerts, sporting hospitality, etc) so I feel like I can get it done. I've also found out my church is available and I have two options for recpetion places on the December date. My mom is retired and lives in the town where the wedding would be held, so she's said she'll do a lot of the leg work and just get my approval. For those who have planned a wedding before, what are your thoughts?