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How to Avoid Sticky Situations in Wedding Planning

Whether you have a star on the Walk of Fame or not, you want your wedding day to be unforgettable for all the right reasons. Every couple has their own ideal in mind to make their special day magnificent. As important as the attire, wedding rings and cake may be, overlooking little details can cause sticky situations and embarrassment for you that will dampen the joy of the day. Keep these points in mind to plan a great wedding that you and your guests will enjoy to the fullest.

One of the most difficult things in wedding planning is finding what you want for the price you can afford. For most couples, the cost of the reception takes the largest bite out of their budget. How can you shave dollars off this cost?

Instead of looking at the most popular venues, consider getting married in an unusual location that is able to handle a large group like a museum.  A reception package here will cost less and still include almost everything that you will need.

Your Aunt Milly calls you upset and crying. She cannot believe that she had to hear about how beautiful your invitations are from someone else you invited. Now she's offended because she thinks you did not invite her. --How to avoid this situation?

Part of the reason wedding experts suggest 12 months to organize your wedding is because of the time involved to select, design and print your stationery items. You also need to consider the time required to create your guest list, verify information, collate the invitation package and address the envelopes.

To avoid upsetting anyone, make sure that you mail all of your wedding invitations on the same day.  Be sure to allow yourself enough time for this process; if you are having a large number of guests at your wedding and/or reception, addressing 50 invitations at one sitting could be exhausting. Instead, check all of your stationery as soon as it's delivered and be sure everything is in order. Hand-addressed wedding invitations should be legible and aligned properly; if your handwriting lacks these qualities, turn to your bridal attendants for help.

During the toast by the best man, he tells stories of the groom's wild bachelor days and the audience is shocked speechless. How can you prevent this from happening?

Make sure that you discuss the speech content and length with the best man at least 3 weeks in advance of the wedding date. The speech for the toast should be no longer than 3 minutes.

With all of the excitement generated by an upcoming wedding it's easy to overlook the potential danger of taking people for granted. As hundreds of embarrassing wedding photos prove,  it pays to err on the side of caution and fine tune the details. From your wedding rings to your honeymoon plans, make sure you ask the "what if?" question to avoid having to deal with a sticky situation on your special day.