Um, congratulations? You're staring at 12 months of vendors, invoices, family politics, tension, and bickering.
The good news is that they still make alcohol.
The sections below--from Just Engaged to Complications--will minimize the pain.
The path from engagement to wedding is a long, windy, and often unpleasant road. But like any journey, you need to start out on the right path. This section navigates you through the first few weeks.
How are "Groom Duties" different from "Wedding Planning," below? These are your explicit jobs. Getting a tux, choosing groomsmen, planning the honeymoon, and picking the music.
Let's not beat around the bush. The fiancée is handling 90% of the wedding planning, right? That means you're mostly off the hook. Mostly. You still have that 10% to worry about. This is that 10%.
The Big Day & Beyond
Doubts. Buyer’s remorse. Second guessing. Is this normal? Should you be alarmed? Call the whole damn thing off? Find out.
Sometimes things get messy. They're not black and white. Do you invite your scorching-hot ex-girlfriend? Should you push for a prenup? What if you've cheated? We'll toss you a lifeline.