By Katie Gray

Here comes the bride! Celebrity couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have tied the knot! The celebrity wedding took place at the newlyweds’ mansion in Bel-Air. They managed to pull off the A-list wedding in secret, and it was a beautiful star-studded event indeed. According to, “With her Chris McMillan-styled hair, the bride and groom made it official before cutting into a giant vanilla and strawberry cake, topped with two puppets, before pals Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Howard Stern, Sia, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Meyer, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Ellen DeGeneres, Lake Bell, and Scott Campbell among others.” It was an elegant and simple affair, among close friends and family.

Not even the guests knew that Aniston and Theroux’s party was a secret wedding-to-be! What are some benefits to throwing a secret wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

Whether you don’t want to attract to much attention or get a rush from adding the element of surprise – a secret wedding can be the right choice for you. Cupid has some relationship advice:

1. No one knows: A major benefit of throwing a surprise wedding is that no one will know, and nobody has to find out if you don’t want them too. You are completely in control. You don’t have to worry about paparazzi or unwanted party crashers. You don’t have to worry about people being offended for not getting an invite or stressing over which entrée guests should choose from. It takes away the aspect of stressing over ever little detail. In the end, it’s all about the bride and groom to be, because that’s all that matters.

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2. More intimate: Often, if you are throwing a surprise wedding it is going to be more intimate and romantic. That is the most important component of a wedding. Focus on making your wedding special and a true celebration of love. It’s not about getting everybody else’s opinions, all that matters is what you want as a newlywed couple. It’s your big day, not everyone else’s. You have the freedom to make it perfect for you and your spouse!

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3. Love is the focus: When it all comes down to it, a wedding is not about the cake or the flowers or the dress. What it truly is about is love and two people making a commitment to spend the rest of their lives together. That is what really matters. When you are doing a surprise wedding, love is at the center of attention – just as it should always be whether you throw a surprise wedding or not.

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