By Nicole Caico

Former Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock, has a new book out that is full of wedding planning tips. In her book, My Fairytale Wedding, Hartsock promises to help brides achieve their own fairytale weddings “without breaking the bank.” According to a celebrity interview for UsMagazine.com, Hartsock spoke about wedding planning, saying, “It’s very stressful and a lot of people don’t realize how stressful it is.” She had her own celebrity wedding in January 2015 and now brides everywhere can get Hartsock’s wedding planning advice.

This Bachelorette alum already planned her own celebrity wedding! What are three important wedding tips to keep in mind as you plan your nuptials?

Cupid’s Advice:

Hartsock is definitely right on this one. Couples spend thousands and thousands of dollars on their weddings, but creating the same experience for much less money is possible. Whether you’re financially splurging or trying to save money where you can, there are always things to keep in mind during your wedding planning:

1. Keep your eyes on the prize: As Hartsock says, wedding planning can be stressful. It’s important to remember during the planning process what you’re really planning for. Don’t get so stressed out that you fight with your betrothed on a daily basis. The reason your wedding is happening is because you love each other. You also want to remember that the wedding is about your love not how much you spent on flowers and impressing your guests.

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2. A little piece of you: A surefire way to make your wedding special on a big or small budget is to include personalized aspects in the ceremony and the reception. Talk to your parents or in-laws and see if there is anything from their weddings that you might be able to incorporate for your own–from the actual gown, to a piece of jewelry or a recreation of the bouquet. When planning, remember that you can personalize any part of your wedding, there is no real wedding rule book. Get creative with invitations, decorations, or your wedding cake.

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3. Looks aren’t everything: What is most important to keep in mind during wedding planning is that as long as you and your fiancé feel good about the plan, that’s all that matters. Whether you’re writing your own vows and DIY-ing your decorations, or reserving a luxurious reception hall and covering every inch of it in flowers, your wedding should reflect you as a couple and make you happy on your special day.

What are your wedding tips? Comment below!