1. Don't spend as much money. Reign it in when it starts to get real.
2. Don't wait six months to start planning the last six. Details sneak up.
3. Don't let the stress overwhelm your relationship, and when it does, take a break from planning.
4. Have a smaller ceremony—you'll be vulnerable in front of people you know and love best.
5. Be more excited for those who are helping you out—it's a gift from them to you.[caption id="attachment_1663" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Bacherlor(ette) Farmer party"][/caption]You live and you learn, right? I'm happy there is no "do-over" in this case because I know everything is meant to unfold as it should. At my bachelorette party at Bachelor Farmer last weekend a friend told me, "It will all be worth it on the big day!" And I think she's right, but for different reasons than she probably meant. In the end, I get to marry the best guy I've ever known, and that is the ultimate reward for all 2,345 emails, eight arguments, three dress dramas, four weird invite faux pas, two botched suit situations (never again, Men's Wearhouse!), and one estranged bridesmaid.Yes, that all happened. But so will Saturday, and I can't wait to see it all come together. Or fall apart. Whichever, really, because I know we'll have some great stories afterwards and finally I can break my rules and go eat that Five Guys burger I've been craving for 11 months. Worth it!If you want to follow along with our wedding on Saturday, we'll be telling guests to post their pictures with hashtag #jenianwedding as a way to recap the festivities.Wish me luck!Jen@jen_boyles