Your "Timeline" is vital in creating your perfect wedding day. The longer the "Timeline" you allow yourself in planning your wedding day the more options you have in choosing from various venues and vendors as well as negotiating packages pricing. The short the "Timeline" the limited selections you have in choosing venues and vendors as their schedule is blocked out for the upcoming wedding season. Give yourself at least 15 to 18 months in planning your wedding day. This "Timeline" can also allow you to pay off credit cards debt allowing each of you to have a healthy financial start in your new marriage.