Usually bridal magazines have a few pages on what to do when on a time line basis. If you can afford it get a wedding planner, if not decide if you want a big or small wedding first of all. Your dress doesn't have to cost a fortune if you shop wisely (in my opinion, save money for the future or on a house than spending $2000 on a dress your going to wear for 6 hours). A friend of mine just got married a few weeks ago and found some great deals on photography and a clergyman etc. off Craigslist.com and was very happy. There are people out there just starting out on small business' that need a job and will work with you,so make sure you do a lot of research. You could make your own bouquet's with artificial flowers which would keep the cost down. Shop during prom season (or just after) for dresses at dept. stores and not bridal shops (but, your getting married before that, so that doesn't help, sorry!) BTW, Congratulations!
at 7:16 PM on Nov. 1, 2009