There's a period in time between the "I Will" and the "I Do" that is filled with planning, organizing, budgeting and getting set up for your big day; planning the modern wedding can be an enormous challenge.
Take a deep breath though, because it doesn't have to be that way, so this Valentine's Day I sat down with the event coordinator at Warehouse 535, Denise Giosa, on how to plan that perfect day.
First things first, take care of your venue she advises and do that early because once that's in place everything else will start to fall into place, and be careful not to get caught up on a specific date.
Having a specific date in mind can limit your options especially if you plan on getting married during the prime times of spring and fall.
Once you have the venue work on the entertainment and the food, the two next biggest hurdles, and the ones where you could encounter some scheduling hurdles.
While decorations are important this is where you can start to add your own touch to the day and bring your vision to life, for the thrifty couple it could also be the place where you can save some money.
In a world of blogs and Pintrist there's ideas galore out there to borrow or find inspiration in, but Denise issues a warning.
"Make sure you edit down what you want to do, you don't have to have every little thing and when you step back make sure it all fits your vision."
The most stressful part can be money, which is why she advises working out a budget early and making sure that you stick to the confines of that budget.
"It's easy to get carried away," she warns.
The most important thing to remember is it's your day, stick to your vision and your budget, and you'll realize that you can have some fun along the way.