Planning a wedding … it’s the most wonderful time of your life, but it can also be the most stressful. It’s not easy planning all the components that will go into your wedding, especially since you want that day to be as near perfect as possible. To begin with, budgeting can be tough enough. You don’t want to go overboard, and yet at the same time, you want the day to be, well, perfect! Then you have to decide where you’re the ceremony and the reception will take place. You have to hire the caterer, the florist, the band or DJ, your wedding officiator, and the list goes on and on. All of this alone constitutes a full-time job. On top of all of that, you have to juggle family members with egos, emotions, and situations that started long before your wedding, and will likely continue long after. Following are some helpful tips on planning your dream wedding without falling into financial and family ruin doing it.