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The Happiest Day Of Your Life. This Is It.

The Happiest Day Of Your Life. This Is It.

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It's daunting — trying to plan your wedding, or, as most people call it, THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE (THDOYL). I am affianced to a lovely man, and in the throes of THDOYL planning. There's so much that can go wrong — your best man could get drunk, your bouquet could cause an allergy, it could rain on your shantung, your maid of honor could reveal the secrets of your high school deflowering, your flower girl could call you Aunt Chubby, your groom could get cold feet, your groom could not get cold feet, your hairpiece could end up in the cake, your mother in law could faint, your ex-spouse could show up unannounced, your dress could get tucked into your underwear... well, you get the idea. That's the problem with THYDOYL. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. It is, as you might have guessed, a caps-inducing kind of anxiety. Never fear — Claire Lewis is a wedding photographer — and she's seen it all (and written about it). We've got all the advice you ever wantedand tips on how to give a great toast without ruining a friendship (no one is promising that you won't need a little vodka). I swear — we are not doing this show to make me feel better, FYI.

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