Proposing marriage or accepting an engagement ring is usually very romantic for both members of a couple. That said, the romance of the engagement is often quickly overshadowed by the stress of planning a wedding. Read on to find out how you can make wedding planning as fun and exciting as the ceremony itself.

For a more affordable wedding, consider setting a date outside the traditional season for weddings. This would be anytime other that May through September. It is at this time that wedding venues will cost the most. Should you have to book during the season, do so …