by Colin Cowie | 

Planning your wedding often means throwing a party for about two hundred people, selecting a wardrobe, finding deals with your vendors, and planning a vacation- all at the same time. With so many balls in the air, it’s inevitable that on your wedding planning journey you’ll have a few surprises (and not all the happy kind) along the way. We’re sharing the 10 tips that can help you find your way to wedded bliss a little faster.

1. Your dress is important, but there are dozens of other ways to showcase your personal style.

2. The venue and seasonality can help you to narrow down many of your decisions, from flowers to attire.

3. The printed word is a great way to highlight your wedding theme, so be creative and consistent in your stationary.

4. Don’t skimp on your menu. Use seasonal and regional ingredients to get the freshest of everything. Trim elsewhere if your budget gets tight. Guests always remember the food!