You're engaged!

Getting engaged should be one of the most memorable and exciting moments in your life. For t­he first few weeks after the proposal, you may both feel a little crazy with happiness and be bursting with anticipation. And why shouldn't you feel this way? You've met the man or woman of your dreams, and have decided to get married. Then it is time to get down to business and begin planning the wedding -- the official celebration of your love and commitment. As the two of you plan this wonderful day, you will hopefully continue to feel great joy, but you may also experience a few butterflies and a little confusion. After all, organizing a ceremony and reception is a big undertaking. You will have questions about anything and everything: from the meal (fish, chicken, or beef?) to the wedding gown (strapless, fitted, or empire-waisted?) to the reception music (live band, small orchestra, or DJ?) and much more. There will be issues about budgets, guest lists, and styles. In the end, however, it is important to remember what this day is really about -- a celebration of love. Stay focused, and take time to enjoy the process. Work as a team and be ready to compromise if necessary.