IF you’re reading this you’ve probably just got engaged, so congratulations!

Now the fun really starts – it’s time to start planning your day of dreams!

It may feel like you have a mammoth task ahead of you, but Dorset Brides is here to help.

Whether you want a small, intimate gathering or a much more lavish affair, we can help you decide on exactly what kind of day you want your wedding to be.

Dorset has a whole host of stunning venues, from stately homes and castles right through to more relaxed beach hut weddings, but our top tips will ensure you pick the perfect location for your nuptials.

Brides is packed full of the most stunning dresses around this season, from top designers including Jenny Packham, Pepe Botella and Suzanne Neville – all with local stockists -as well as a selection from the Dorset high street.

Whatever your taste, there is something out there to suit every budget and with our help you really can look like a fairytale princess as you tie the knot.

We will take you through how to choose your cake, photographer, rings, transport and flowers, and there are also pages of advice on getting your hair and make-up picture perfect.

There’s even a section aimed at those grooms out there – with tips on everything from when you need to select your suits to who to thank in your speech.

Don’t forget your honeymoon – after all the rushing around planning your actual wedding, you’ll want to make sure you pick the perfect spot to relax once you’ve become Mr and Mrs.

We look at the most popular destination and provides great advice on when to book and those little extras you mustn’t forget.

And we've got a must-have wedding planner, to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

So what are you waiting for? Your perfect day awaits!