At this point you will start firming up some of your plans. This is the big step as you are now setting the tone of your wedding as you book your wedding dress, venues, DJ / band, etc. Put the time into researching your vendors and be sure that you have a great feeling about them. If you have a bad 'vibe' now, it likely won't improve and will cause you additional stress leading up to your wedding day.
8 to 10 months before your wedding