I’m leaving Monday for the town where my wedding will be held! 100 guests are coming and I’m nervous as all get-out, but excited. It’s been a tough lead up. I miss my dad a lot and am mad I have to deal with my mom alone, who can be a nightmare. My fiancé has asked that we take a nice long break from her after we get home. I am definitely in agreement!

Any advice for the big day from Groupthinkers who had large weddings? Those who went through the big day without a mom or dad they missed terribly? And anyone whose mom paid for the wedding and was mortified it’s not a religious ceremony?