Hi beautiful brides!We've been planning my daughter's wedding for over a year now, and we're down to 43 days. I want to pass on a few things I've learned.First, this is your wedding. Not your mom's, not his mom's, not your aunt from Wisconsin.....nobody. REMEMBER THAT. Sometimes you might have to give in on some things, because there are some things where people really can get their feelings hurt. But 98% of the time? Yes everyone to death and then do what you want. Use $$ as an excuse, say it's always been your dream, whatever. Food, drink, locations, clothes, etc. They're incidentals. If someone doesn't like it, so be it. Second. Every now and again, go hide for a day, with or without your groom. No internet contact, nothing. Believe me, you need it. Third. Don't do anything "by committee". That leads to nothing but trouble. It's rare that you'd manage to get away without SOMEBODY getting mad. I sent my daughter off to check caterers etc, she came back with a couple options, and my involvement came to "how much is it? Ok, that one". Personally, I think it kept us on speaking terms. Fourth. DO NOT KEEP A COUNTDOWN. It'll make you nuts. Calendar of plans yes, countdown of days no. Last and most important. Whenever you feel your head starting to spin, sit down, breathe, and just remind yourself that whatever else happens, you're marrying the man you love and it's the first day of your life together. Nothing else counts. Nothing else matters. Whether there's ten people or a hundred there---whether your mom's mad because you didn't invite one of her work friends you've never met----whether HIS mom's mad for the same reason---anything that doesn't directly affect the two of you taking your vows just doesn't really matter. Enjoy your days, be happy, and be more in love than you've ever been before. Best wishes.