It's a good idea to have several equally talented women as your bridesmaids in case your maid of honor regularly has to go out of town
It's a good idea to leave yourself plenty of time to decide on just what kind of favor you want. It could take three weeks for the containers to arrive.
It's a good idea to pair conversations between you and your guy about wedding details with a homemade meal, dessert and a yummy beverage.
It's a good idea, though it may seem crazy, to take a few full weekends off from planning, even one just shortly before the wedding.
It's a good idea to have a second reception for the family that all lives in the same state far away from the wedding location. It's especially good if the groom's family plans this reception, as it keeps them rather busy in the time before the big day.
It's a good idea to find a place for the two of you to live together before the wedding.
It's a good idea to practice any silly things you may have planned several weeks before the wedding when you still have time to change your mind.
It's a good idea to take your mom along for several small shopping trips to get all the odd little clothes you'll need on the day of the wedding -- shoes, undergarments, shawls, etc. Don't try to do it all at once, unless, of course, you want to drive yourself crazy.
It's a good idea to be incredibly flexible and understand that, unless you want to become a bridezilla, there's no way in he** you're getting everything you want on your wedding day.
It's a good idea to have your bachelorette party several weeks before your wedding so that the bruises will have cleared up by the time you walk down the aisle.