Mindy Weiss' high profile wedding tips

Celebrity, Wedding Style & Decor
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In honor of her new book "The Wedding Book," which hits stores this month, celebrity wedding guru Mindy Weiss shares some of her best tips from the nuptials of our favorite famous couples:

For a destination wedding like Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's, give your guests information on the locale (climate, time changes, attractions, etc.) Also, make sure to provide an interpreter or foreign language cheat sheet if you are getting married in another country.

Always have a back-up plan for bad weather. They forecasted rain on Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's wedding day so at the last minute Mindy made sure all the guests had parasols at their seats—just in case. Sure enough, they came in handy!

Be considerate of your guests. Mindy had to order special chairs at Shaquille and Shaunie O'Neill's wedding so all his NBA friends didn't bang their knees when they sat down.

Personalize your wedding ceremony and reception. Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley gave out guitar picks that read "Avril picks Deryck," "Deryck picks Avril." —Cari Wolfert

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