Picking a color scheme and decor theme is the fun part, but don't neglect planning for your dress, venue, and budget. Weiss and Geller gave us simple tips on nailing these big three components. If you're wearing a dress, they recommend trying on a variety of silhouettes, even if you already think you know what you want. "You've likely not done this before, and you might end up surprising yourself by loving something that wasn't at all like your inspiration photos," they said. "And remember . . . no one sees the out-of-budget dress next to the one that's in budget, so try to look at each on its own, without comparing."
When it comes to the venue, it's important to think about who is attending and keep their comfort in mind, according to Weiss and Geller. "While having a wedding at a vineyard an hour away might be your dream, know that people will have to drive home at the end and that does impact their ability to let go and be present."
Finally, the budget (*enter horror music here*). "Ah budget," said Weiss and Geller. "We have some great tools to get you through this, the most difficult part in MAD About Weddings, but here's the short answer, have one first before you do anything. And, know who is paying for what."