8 months before your wedding, you should book an officiant, send out save-the-dates, buy your dress, and choose bridesmaids dresses. This timeline from a wedding reception venue in West Chester helps you stay organized while planning your wedding. Source: http://www.pennoakswestchesterpa.com/654443/2013/03/01/preparation-is-key-a-month-by-month-guide-to-planning-your-wedding-infographic.html
Most photographers will ask you if there are any particular poses or photos that you want them to capture on your wedding day. If you’re not sure what in the world you want, here’s a good list from KnotForLife.com to check and hand over to your photographer.