'Tis the season to tie the knot. Check out some planning tips from experts and newlyweds, and rules to be a fab guest if you aren't the bride.
Review Your Guest List
It's the biggest influencer of your budget. "As women of color, we have a strong sense of family and feel connected to many people, so our weddings tend to be large," shares celebrity event planner and interior designer Diann Valentine. "Do not sacrifice quality for quantity or feel pressured to invite everyone you know. People can be happy for you and not be at your wedding." Make those who can't attend feel included by mailing marriage announcements or hosting a wedding video viewing party.