Planning a wedding is hard work. Fun, but hard! There are a few things to keep in mind no matter what stage of the planning process you are in. Most of this advice is just good old common sense, but a repeat never hurts.

1. Everyone will have advice for you. . . As soon as you tell someone that you are planning a wedding, you will be given advice, even if you are not asking for it! Everyone will know what is best for you, and they may even be critical of your plans thus far. It is always kind to listen to their advice…but remember that you do not have to follow their advice. Learning how to inject phrases into the conversation such as, “I never thought of that.” or “That’s something to consider.” will help to keep you and all involved happy.