10 Wedding Planning Must-dos Before the I-dos

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This former bride enjoyed cake tastings and gown fittings as much as the next gal, but the reality is that planning a wedding isn't all pearls, peonies and parties. Prenup discussions and marriage license applications are every bit as essential as the fun details (fondant vs. buttercream, anyone?).

Keep the finer points from falling through the cracks with our handy list of 10 tasks that absolutely must be addressed in the days and weeks before the big event. Everyone from your guests to your dog will thank you for taking the time to check these items off your to-do list.