I wish all of you who are about to dive in to matrimony a happy adventure.
Here's my Wedding Tip:
If you can't afford to hire a wedding planner--enquire about whether the planner would be willing to be a consultant. Someone you can pay by the hour that you can bounce ideas off of. I often work with brides and grooms who just want to make sure they're on the right track. We'll meet for a cup of coffee and talk about what they've done, and have to do. Laid back and affordable.