Niecy Nash is in love and wants the world to know it!  The Style Network host told People that when it comes to planning her wedding, “The only thing I know I really want is to marry that guy.”  “That guy” is electrical engineer fiancé, Jay Tucker.  The one other wedding detail Nash has set is who she wants for her bridesmaids, including Sherri Sheperd from The View.  Beyond that, Nash has a lot of planning to do.  “Falling in love was easy,” she says.  “Planning a wedding, not so much.”

What are some ways to avoid the stress of wedding planning?

Cupid’s Advice:

Love is of course the most important part of planning a wedding, but the stress of finding the perfect dress, cake, and flowers will soon set in as the date nears.  As the clock ticks, Cupid has some relationship advice to help you say ‘no’ to stress as you get ready to say your I do’s:

1. Make a checklist: Get organized by formatting a spreadsheet or checklist to help you keep track of a budget and what needs to get done. Also, make sure you have a budget in mind as you begin to book vendors.  It’s easy to get out of control with your finances when it comes to a wedding!

2. Turn to friends: Once you choose your wedding party, let them get involved in the process.  With that said, make sure you ask friends and family you truly believe want to share in your special day.  Too often, people will say ‘yes’ to a wedding party, when in reality they would rather be doing anything else.  Also, take advice from friends who recently got married.  They can most likely point you in the right direction.

3. Hire a wedding planner: If you can afford it, consider looking into a wedding planner to handle the load.  If you choose to go this route, get references or even ask the locale where you are considering having your wedding to recommend someone.  Also, make it clear from the beginning what your budget is so that your planner stays in that range.