When planning a wedding, it’s very common for things to quickly get out of control. Not because of the bride and groom, however, but because of what the bride and groom thinks is important. While every, tiny little detail may seem important, the fact is, it isn’t. Some details are just not worth the sleepless nights. Think about it, is it really necessary to fight over the invitation font when most guests aren’t even going to remember what your invitations looked like? Of course not! However, here are a few things your guests will remember, so pay attention.

1.) The Entertainment. I can’t tell you how many weddings I’ve gone to that were absolutely gorgeous, but I didn’t have a good time. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the room is or how delicious the food is, if there’s nothing to do but stand around and watch you cut cake, it’s basically the same thing as going out to a nice dinner with everyone you know. Oh and two people are also getting married. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on entertainment, but if you want your guests to enjoy themselves you should at least spend some. The number one reason guests leave a wedding early is because they weren’t having fun, so if you want them to stay, show them a good time!

2.) The Wedding Dress. Yes, it’s true, many guests are just itching for the moment when the bride starts coming down the aisle. A wedding dress is a wedding dress, and people just can’t wait to see it! So even if you don’t put down a small down-payment for your dress, at least take the time to make sure it has no wrinkles or creases and it fits like a glove.

The dress is also one of the features of your wedding that will be in almost every picture. Trust me, you want to make sure it’s absolutely perfect.

3.) The Love. By far one of my favorite moments of the wedding is when the groom sees the bride for the first time in her wedding dress, as well as the looks on their faces when they’re exchanging their vows. It makes me feel more connected to the couple to see how much they love each other! However, at the last wedding I attended, I missed out on all of this. Not because there was 300 people there, but because there was just poor seating arrangement and the bride and groom had no microphone. People want to see you and they want to hear what you’re saying. Otherwise you’re just making them sit in the sun for 30 minutes while you and your fiancé appear to have a polite conversation and kiss at the end.