Why yes, we have
spent a lot of time looking at pretty pics and oohing and aahing over all of the charming details from a few big-ticket celeb weddings these past few months. And, it’s been a lot of fun.
But if you’re actually planning your own nuptials
, you might need something a little more concrete than a blissful shot of Justin and Jessica
to start you down the road to the right fete for you (P.S. was anyone else holding out for a JT-and-Brit, denim-clad bash? Just us? Okay, fine.). And whether you’re going for a full-on blowout or are thinking more along the lines of a low-key dinner post -a trip to City Hall
, some elements remain constant. And, by that, we mean logistics.
So, we hit up Yifat Oren
, the wedding planner behind so many of the spectacular affairs you’ve seen in the tabloids and glossies — Anne Hathaway
, Natalie Portman
, and Drew Barrymore
, to name just a few — for her best advice for real-life brides-to-be. We're particularly taken by her reliance on the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, the idea that beauty is meant to be imperfect. Certainly an inspiring way to look at a planning process that can easily send even the most zen woman on a spiraling OCD quest for perfection.
Oh, and the pics from her gorgeous bashes don't hurt either. Ahead, her top 10 tips (some practical, some a bit more fun, but all ultra-useful), plus a little dish picked up over years of celebrity-wedding planning. So, sit back, relax, and let your stress melt away — you’re in the hands of a pro, now.