Author and wedding planner Karen Bussen's latest book Simple Stunning Bride shares her top tips for planning a perfect, stress-free wedding. In this exclusive excerpt that she is only sharing with Brides.com readers, Karen tell us five questions that brides should ask themselves before they start planning:
What's your organizational style?
In general, would you describe yourself as organizationally challenged or do you thrive on keeping track of lots of details? If the former is true, you might consider hiring a planner or asking a very organized friend to help you stay on track. If you're great with details and research, you might be just fine on your own, although I still recommend hiring or appointing someone to deal with last-minute issues on the wedding day (or weekend).
Is your work schedule nutso?