Just signed the venue for my AD, went to a head monk of a temple to get confirmation that this date is gd for me n htb at the insist of my parents. So word of advice, get religious leaders confirmation on the date that you have selected. dont be like me, learned the hard way.
Anyway, to share my views on wedding planning. Visiting religious leaders (mine was Taoism for both families) really helped alot. they will explain to you on the things needed to buy and do. And also what not to do. Mine need to set the bed and guo da li, which the monk also gave me the date and time to do these. Really depend on you, you may wish to consult FSM if you have more funds. After the trip to the temple, suddenly i know how to start planning for my wedding and what things to let both families know what to do.
Have yet to take pws, planning to do it end of this year, easier. now what is left is sending the rsvp of friends.
Just my two cents thoughts.