05/11/2012 05:30 pm ET

Ellie Kemper's Wedding Season DOs And DON'Ts

Growing up, I had one very specific idea of what a wedding should be, and that was the wedding of Fräeulein Maria and Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. A chorus of singing Benedictine nuns, a cathedral-length veil, seven plucky stepchildren in attendance, and Christopher Plummer waiting at the end of the aisle to marry me: This was how a wedding should be. In my upcoming real-life wedding this summer, only one of these four dreams will come true—but I’m not going to tell you which one.