10–12 Months To Go Work out your budget and establish your top priorities—where to save/where to splurge. Find Ideas. Start browsing our Real Weddings, Pinterest, bridal blogs and magazines to identify your wedding style and color palette. Oh, you’re already doing that? Yeah. Compile your preliminary guest list (you’ll need that guest count!). Choose your wedding party—who do you want by your side at the altar? Find a venue for your ceremony and reception, and reserve your date.