Vanessa Minnillo shares her wedding planning secrets

Glenn Francis,
Glenn Francis,

Vanessa Minnillo married Nick Lachey earlier this month is a gorgeous ceremony that they shared with fans on a TLC special called ‘Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding’.  Now Minnillo is dishing on some of her wedding planning secrets, so that you too can have the perfect wedding day just like she and Nick had.

The ‘Wipeout’ host posted her top ten wedding tips on her Twitter account and now we’re going to share her secrets with you!

Tip1: Try on different styles of dresses. Even if u know what u want, it may surprise u. Go for it all & be girly! Most importantly, HAVE FUN

Tip 2: I Love a “little” splash of color! I had a beautiful bouquet of gloriosa’s, BUT I didn’t put my matron of honor in a fuchsia dress.

Tip 3: Listen to your groom & have elements of what “he” wants in the Wedding. After all, it’s both of your day. Nick had great suggestions.

Tip 4: A welcome bag w/”personalized” goodies is always nice! We did beach towels w/their names embroidered, & all the beach essentials.

Tip 5: Make sure to take time before the wedding & spend it with ur fiancee. A night with a glass of wine, or a weekend away.

Tip 6: To save money: use venue’s place settings & glassware, but we brought in our personalized linens and chargers for a more custom feel.

Tip 7: If you can, have multi-photographers. We loved Yitzhak Dalal, & he brought 2 others w/him. There’s always more than one angle u want!

Tip 8: Consider weather when planning an outdoor ceremony. The ONE thing I regret is we didn’t have fans or a.c. at the ceremony.

Tip 9: Do something special for ur fiancee b4 the ceremony, a gift, &/or a hand written card. Let them know how u feel & that u Love them!

Tip 10: HAVE FUN! Once it’s the day of, try ur hardest not to let ANYTHING get in the way. You’ll regret it if u obsess about small stuff!

Those are some fantastic tips!  Never sweat the small stuff, because when it really comes down to it as long as you’re there with the one you love, nothing else matters.

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