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Hi there and congrats!
First steps to planning are to set a budget and sketch out a rough guest list (keep in mind that relationships change, but think of a number you can host). From there, start doing venue and vendor research. I poured through online reviews and then set up appointments to talk with vendors about what they could offer me within my budget.
I looked at The Knot's checklist and edited it up so it fit our wedding. just keep in mind that this Jchecklist will want you to do a whole bunch of bad ideas that aren't required, but costs you money or earns the wedding industry money (engagement parties, B-lists, etc.).
And I agree with PP - unless you just want something fun/pretty to look through, the magazines and books aren't worth it.
Oh and the women here are a great planning help, so feel free to ask any questions. Good luck!
I bought a few used Wedding-related books from Amazon. But they were honestly like 99 cents each.
They were fun to read through to "play bride" for awhile. The $10 wedding magazines are an absolute waste though, unless you are really in need to look at hundreds of pictures of really expensive wedding dresses.
I highly recommend the book and the blog A Practical Wedding. Both focus on the important stuff—the relationship at the heart of the wedding—and help keep you sane and grounded through the planning process.