Got a ring? Step 1: choose a date Step 2: make a bunch of new friends (aka wedding planners/ photographers/ cake artists etc) Step 3: obsess over colour swatches, fonts, fabric options, flower petals, seating charts... Step 3: memorize your entire family AND family-in-law right down to the third cousins. Step 4: lose weeks of your life to Instagram & Pinterest. Step 5: plan 18 hours worth of activities into a 8 hour wedding schedule. Step 6: have a bridezilla moment when you realize that you can't do 18 hours worth of things in an 8 hour wedding schedule. Step 7: make 10,000 decisions. Step 8: agonize over 75% of those decisions. Step 9: Feel like you just cured cancer when it all comes together. Step 10: enjoy the ride.