Don’t waste money on things you don’t need — monogrammed napkins, personalized glasses and other superficial crap. No one cares. Save your money for things that matter like a honeymoon, down payment on a house or even a donation to your favorite charity.

Don’t have drastically different hair or makeup. You’ll want to still look like you in photos.

Don’t let your parents, family or friends boss you around. It’s your day and you should plan it the way that works best for you and your partner.

Don’t worry about everything being perfect. It’s not the most important day of your life. It is a big day, but many more amazing days are on the horizon for you and your partner in crime. So relax and celebrate.

Do spend some couples time together right before the wedding. Even the most low-key party can become overwhelming with all the little details. A nice bottle of wine, your favorite records and reconnecting over why you’re getting hitched in the first place is perfect for de-stressing.

Do talk, smile and flirt with your spouse during the ceremony. This is it. Have fun and break the formality.

Do wear out your dancing shoes. If you’re having fun, everyone else will follow.

Do thank everyone who isn’t getting paid to help you with your wedding over and over again. It’s an honor to be surrounded by such amazing people, especially when it counts the most.

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