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Planning my wedding was fun yet a daunting task.  We were living in St Louis while the wedding was in New Jersey and we had wedding guests coming from other states such as Washington, DC and Florida and internationally as far as Bangkok, London and Australia.  Many of the international guests were part of the wedding party too so to keep everyone abreast of our plans I made a website which detailed the bios of my wedding party, location, theme and schedules.  Mind you, this was 10 years ago before blogs even existed so I didn't realize I was ahead of the trend : )

The actual planning part i.e. nitty gritty detail was done on an excel spreadsheet which I kept on my desktop.  Of course while we were on the run the excel spreadsheet was not accessible and I had to print everything out and place it in a binder.  Now with the advent of iphones there's no need to lug around a big wedding binder.  It seems there's an app for everything and now for those who are planning a wedding, WeddingHappy offers a free Wedding Planning app so you can focus on the joy of planning your wedding.

WeddingHappy provides a simple solution to keep track of the tasks and vendors needed for planning a wedding and all from the ease of your iphone and ipad so you can plan on the go.  This app allows customization to your needs whereby you can delete tasks that don't apply.  A bonus is the wedding planning checklist is integrated with your calendar which is a great feature so you can be on top of your list of things to do and be alerted to your next task.  And users can easily communicate their planning updates to their friends and family since WeddingHappy links to Facebook, Twitter, email and even Siri.  This app would have certainly come in handy when I was planning my wedding! 

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eclairre said:

Don't stress too much about the wedding! :) Everything will be perfect - it's all in the mind!

DealiriousMama said:

Make sure you tell someone to put aside some food for you to take in the limo after the wedding. Chances are you won't even have time to eat at the reception and you'll be starving!! Someone packed ours... and only put cake. I was so mad. Make sure they put some of the real food. I mean, you paid for it, so you should at least get to eat some of it!! :)
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Elena said:

Don't worry about every little detail. It doesnt have to be perfect.

Julie Lynn Bickham said:

Make a to do list with deadlines for each thing so your not stressed when it comes down to the wedding date.

Jackie said:

Have fun planning the wedding. Don't get stressed should be a fun day!

Hannah said:

Don't stress. Get a lot of rest before the big day. :)

Catherine said:

If you don't have things done a couple days before, either let someone else handle it or don't worry about it. The days leading up to your wedding should be stress-free and a time to spend with family and friends...not running around like crazy fixing little details that no one will notice!

Tina said:

Plan early!

jbmthill said:

delegate out responsibilities to other family members or bridal party members.

pduthoy said:

The only advice I could give is find the right man.

CindyWindy2003 said:

Figure out what is most important and spend money on that, everything else that isn't neccessary that will cause so much stress just let go of, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beth R said:

If someone asks if they can help. Let them help

Beth R said:

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aperry said:

Don't confide in the future MIL!!

nicole said:

Plan for the marriage, not the wedding!

Megan said:

Focus on the getting the big things right, and don't worry too much about the little things.

Julia said:

Make sure you are communicating with your future hubby to be!

Dia C said:

Plan early and create lists!

Annmarie Weeks said:

The best tip is to stay organized & write everything down & make sure to get written contracts for everything!

Aisha said:

Enjoy the wedding planning and preparation. Only happens once.

Tara said:

Stay organized and don't stress over the one will notice!

kia said:

It is about your and your spouse - don't lose sight of that.

Liz Harvey said:

Best advice for a bride is that people will give 'advice' even when it isnt asked for; take with a grain of salt!

Cheryl said:

Keep it simple--it's a much more enjoyable and memorable experience.

Kristen said:

Don't invite a bunch of people you don't know just to make someone else happy!

amramazon280 said:

get organized

Carol L. said:

Remember the reason for the wedding. :) Nothing is more important then the love you have for one another. Don't let stress over the planning interfere with that and what's important. Let others help and ease the stress.
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Barbara Tryon said:

To be in love!!!!

Suburban prep said:

Schedule part of the day before for a facial or a massage. Do not take new medication the night before the wedding either. (I did --was not a good reaction).
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Darlene M. said:

Have two binders for all your stuff! One giant binder was for all my general ideas (pictures torn from magazines, fliers from bridal show vendors, etc) and then I had a separate binder for actual info once final decisions were made (vendor contracts, receipts/invoices, etc.) It seems excessive but it really helped me organize the millions of things that I ended up liking vs. actually doing. PS: Enjoy the ride no matter how stressful. I'm still having wedding planning withdrawal. :)

RealtorSD said:

my tip is to learn to share household responsibilities like cooking :)
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JC said:

Do sweat on small details.

wizardewu said:

The wedding doesn't have to be big and fancy for it to be a success. Your friends and family being there to celebrate with you will be the essential thing.

polly said:

my daughter got married last year and i always told her everything will be fine...don't's your day!

Anonymous said:

delegate everything you can!

Anonymous said:

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saavylistener said:

Make a playlist with your favorite songs while getting ready ! It always helps me to calm down before a big event. A little dancing and singing always manages to keep things in control.

Mare/TommyGirl said:

One tip is not to sweat the small stuff, leave that to your maid of honor and bridesmaids.

Kristin said:

Don't get angry. And say I love you every day!

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Jan Messali said:

Tip- Remember that it's the marriage that counts, not the wedding. If little things go wrong on the wedding day, it's ok. Probably nobody else will even notice. Keep a smile. :)

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Howell said:

Just remember that your love is what is important not the material things.

Brynn said:

Take a break from all the wedding planning every once in a while to spend some special time with your husband to be. This way you take time to remember why it is you are getting married and what is most important to you

Kimberly said:

Relax and enjoy the day -- it will go so quickly, and stress can block out the great parts!

Anonymous said:

Enjoy every minute no matter what happens! It will not be the end of the world if it rains or someone walks to fast during the ceremony! Have fun!

Hannah said:

Stay relaxed...And do most of your preperation BEFORE the big day. :)

Andi said:

Go into your wedding day knowing that not everything is going to run to plan and be ready to just go with the flow!

Gina M (crave to save) said:

My tip is to take time to take mental pictures of things going on during the wedding day, otherwise everything is a blur!

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Angela said:

Don't get hung up on small details. Guess what, no one else will know if one of the small details goes wrong, so enjoy your special day. Enjoy your man, your dress, and everything else that makes your day so special. Simply enjoy, it goes so quickly!

Courtney B said:

dont stress! it's supposed to be a fun day!

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Karen H said:

live together first if you can

Kim said:

The wedding day is only one day out of your life. Relax and enjoy.

Retail Therapy Lounge said:

Enjoy the day and don't worry!

Kimberly said:

Try to slow down and enjoy the moments. This is the big day but you the first day of the rest of your life together.

Laura Jacobson said:

Just know that somethings wont go as planned and thats okay. The guests will not know the just enjoy!
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Crystal M said:

My best tip is don't let anyone to pressure you into doing anything on your wedding day that you don't want to - you'll have no regrets and you will enjoy everything about your day!

Flowerg said:

I would say, takes lots of pictures and enjoy your day. Don't get caught up on the small things.

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Shelley Paige said:

It's about the two of you, not everyone else.

shirley fin said:


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Tracy R said:

Someone already mentioned my best tip, so I will second it - make sure that someone puts aside some of the food for you and your hubby so you can enjoy it when you get hungry later!

sindy murray said:

Have a well rested night before the wedding day!
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Illy Junus said:

be calm, and well rested through all the process
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Pat R said:

farm out as many preparations as you can,,,,,don't turn down any offered help.

Tylerpants said:

Be sure to eat even though you're nervous. Bite-size foods & drinking with a straw will prevent makeup from being ruined. tylerpants(at)

Michelle said:

Biggest tip I can offer: don't sweat it. People don't remember the favors, or the napkins, or the placecards. They remember if they had a good time!

Unknown said:

Elope and save the wedding money.

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Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said:

you deal with your parents and he deals with his- for LIFE!

Anonymous said:

Don't stress ... if you start to stress, then its time to start delegating. Don't sweat the small stuff.

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Kitten said:

Take all the help that is offered. Don't be afraid to potluck! It fun and easier on your budget. :)

susan said:

Enjoy your special day ~ get a great wedding coordinator!

Gricelda said:

Don't stress & Relax, enjoy your day

trixx said:

My tip is to confirm flowers, hair and make-up artists at least a month before your big day. trixpixel[at]

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