Weddings are like putting together a major broadway musical. There are so many details and people to coordinate. There are many venues to choose from and they each have strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to floral choices, you have to concern yourself with what is available in the season that your wedding will take place in. Flowers can be died to match your colors. Cakes are such a personal choice as it depends intirely on your favorites. My daughter wanted cheese cake and it was not easy to find a bakery that would do a wedding cake in cheese cake! The dress is one of the most important decisions and one of the most expensive of the purchases. Everything from the simple to the sublime can be found. We suggest a style that you find comfortable and appropriate for the time of day and season.
The best thing you can do is hire a wedding coordinator, but money doesn't always allow for that kind of luxury. Sometimes you get lucky and the venue provides a wedding consultant/coordinator. The main advice I can give you is to check the references of all vendors and to make lots of lists.
The bottom line is, when the food and the cake are gone, when the venue has swept the dancefloor, when the flowers have wilted, the DJ has packed up his kit, and the dress has yellowed over the years...the photography is all you have left to jar the memories. Get all of the help you can afford, but don't leave out a professional photographer who can capture all of those memories for a lifetime.
Most important: take time to enjoy the day! This moment only comes once in a lifetime.