So did not plan this, but literally three months before my wedding I will be graduating from college. While I've already started planning my wedding, which isn't until Sept 4th of 2015, I am anxious and worried about dealing with the preparation required for this. I am really uncertain of how the undertaking is going to be because we cannot afford an consultant for this and I am trying to save in the next two years to cover cost of the wedding, which I've estimated at 12,000 and that's going small and pinching pennies because I have no other financial contributors to the wedding except myself and my fiancee Jess.
How do you recommend balancing everything? Is it bad to start now? What things should I make sure to do to secure things so that there isn't a fall out if I book and reserve a venue, florist, band/dj, etc earlier than the year of the wedding?
Also any suggestions on managing the stress of school/graduation/wedding?