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Wedding Do-Over: If I Could Plan it Again

Recent brides reflect back on their big day — and what they would have done differently.
By: 
Debra Witt
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Brides are planners. They craft color schemes, decode guest lists, crunch numbers, and plot for weeks to pull off the ceremony and party of a lifetime. And almost universally they succeed. Still, no matter how many times a bride crossed her T’s and dotted her I’s, inevitably, there are details she wishes she’d handled differently: missed photo opportunities, vendor mix-ups, decorating delays. To help you avoid these snafus, recent brides have shared their big-day regrets. We then asked wedding pros to examine what went wrong so you don’t wind up repeating their mistakes.

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Top 25 Wedding-Planning Tips from Newlyweds

The fabulous couples we've featured have walked down the aisle, they've said "I Do" and have partied like crazy at their reception. Then, when all of the craziness calmed down and they returned from their honeymoons, they whispered their "best advice" to us...and we're passing it down to you!
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You're a planning bride: You're constantly looking at top wedding blogs, pinning has become your second job, and your wedding coordinator is on speed dial (or, if you don't have one, then you feel like you're ready to become one). But you can never fully anticipate the wedding day until (gulp) it's finally here.

That's why we turned to the fabulous couples we've featured for their best advice. They've walked down the aisle, they've said "I Do" and have partied like crazy at their reception. Then, when all of the craziness calmed down and they returned from their honeymoons, they whispered their "best advice" to us...and we're passing it down to you!

By: 
Heather Sharpe
25 Real Couple Tips