When I first started planning our wedding, it seemed like there were so many details and items I was unsure of. After all, I have never done this before and the budget, guest list and choices were more than overwhelming. Thankfully, my friend Dana has recently been married, and she has many good ideas. One of them was The Knot's Book of Lists. This book has been a lifesaver on many occasions and offers things to look for when meeting with vendors, checklists of topics to cover and items that you should ask about/look for in your contract with them. I would highly recommend it to any bride-to-be. It's less than $15 with shipping on http://www.amazon.com/.