As you start planning the big day, if at all possible, keep the “planning committee” very small. If you can keep all decisions between you and your fiancé, that will lead to the least amount of stress. The more parents, friends and siblings get involved, the more people you have to make happy which takes away from the fun of the planning process. When it’s not possible to keep decision making on the smaller side, consider delegating specific tasks to those that need to be involved. For instance, allow your mom to take the lead on invitations and your fiancé’s mom to handle the rehearsal dinner menu. Keep the planning as streamlined as possible as once too many hands are in there, the more complicated everything becomes. Happy Planning!

The moment above is from Jennifer & Canute’s Vermont Wedding captured by Steve Steinhardt.