I wanted to pass along a tip that my friend and I just discovered. If you think you may become engaged soon, go ahead and subscribe to the bridal magazines NOW. My friend waited until she had the ring on her finger and with a relatively short engagment period (8 months), she had to get started picking and booking things right away. This left little time for perusing the magazines and browsing for ideas. The first issue won't even come for 4-6 weeks after you order the subscription which is yet another delay. So this is definitely one thing you can do early. Plus it's fun to look through them all and daydream!