Recent bride Jennie Smith walks us through the pages of her photo album. Were you involved in the planning?

JS: No—everything was a total surprise. I kind of figured out what weekend it was going to be, but not where it was or what we were doing. When I got to Tracy's house, there were so many great details that I never would have expected. I really loved the surprise element.

Tip: Of course, not all showers are surprises. Speak up when asked about your preferences, but otherwise dont meddle in the planning.

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