By Sue Corbett Ulrica Wihlborg
May 05, 2008 12:00 PM


• A favorite with stars including Eva Longoria and Heidi Klum, wedding planner Mindy Weiss shares the know-how in her first book. A few tips:

MAKE IT UNIQUE Bring your personality into it. At Avril [Lavigne]’s wedding, the favors were guitar picks engraved with “Avril picks Deryck” and vice versa. It helped make the wedding their own.

LET YOUR FIANCE JOIN THE FUN It’s the start of your life together, and it should reflect both of you. Plus it’s a great way to learn each other’s preferences.

TEST DRIVE YOUR FOOTWEAR Don’t be afraid to walk around in your shoes [beforehand]—put them on when you’re doing laundry at home. And be sure to keep a comfy pair waiting under the chair at your reception.

DON’T TRY TO PLEASE EVERYONE Remember, this is you and your fiancé’s big day. Stay positive.