I'm feeling a little overwhelmed about the wedding and need to vent a little and some guidance. I really don't know anything about weddings. I've always known I've wanted mine to be at Disney and that's about it. I've been to one wedding as an adult and didn't participate in a bridal party or anything. I've been reading through people's wedding journals for tips and such. I have my wedding planning session set for May. Should I being picking my hair and makeup person before this so I can have them test it out that weekend? I've never had my makeup done professionally, can I show them how I wear mine normally and say do that but prettier? Do people do a test session? For this weekend I'm not staying on site and would have to go to their location I guess? But i definitely want to use someone who comes to your room on the wedding day. For save the dates I think I've narrowed it down to two choices I saw on Etsy: or This part isn't really panicking just curious which one people like more. One part that is really stressing me out is getting the wedding dress. My mom thinks I should just go with her and look at dresses first because she thinks I'm going to be picky and want to go to multiple stores and once I've narrowed it down involve my bridesmaids. I really want all my friends with me when I try them on, is it wrong for me to tell my mom to have them there? Also, I'm going on a strict diet and exercise before my wedding in November, so what if I lose a lot of weight after I've bought the dress? Should I wait a little while before looking? And speaking of my bridesmaids I have asked all of them informally, but they said I have to do it formally with a gift and some cute presentation. What do people normally do? I think I've seen giving a ring pop and saying it's my turn to ask and then include some gift with their name on it or something? Sorry for the panicky post!