What To Do & NOT To Do At Your Wedding — Advice From Real Couples

Slipping a ring on is easy, but the months (and even years) that go into planning a wedding ceremony are no piece of cake. Even if you're just heading to City Hall, there are a ton of details that can make the entire process overwhelming. Unless, of course, you keep everything in perspective.
So, we asked R29 staffers and close friends who've tied the knot in the last year (or are just about to) for their top dos and don'ts for creating an occasion that's personalized and headache-free. Because there's no point in reinventing the wheel.
Ahead, some picturesque, memorable big days that weren't perfect, but were pretty close.