11/06/2012 05:22 pm ET

8 Ways To Avoid Killing Your Relationship While Planning Your Wedding

At least for this bride-to-be, planning a wedding is not all it's cracked up to be. Given the family dynamics, budget worries, and blood, sweat, and tears it has taken to find reasonable vendors who understand our vision, the whole fiasco been a much more stressful process than I could have ever imagined. That's something Hollywood sure doesn't tell you in rom-coms. And if you start to feel bogged down by all the minute, painstaking details of the day, you better believe it can be a challenge to keep romance alive with your partner.