06/22/2012 12:19 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

8 Tips to Help You Plan the Perfect Gay Wedding

There's a saying that who you marry will determine 90 percent of your happiness.

I agree with that 100-percent! So, here are eight helpful tips that will make your planning your wedding easier and less stressful. Whether it's how to deal with your parents, how to cope with your feelings, or secret tried-and-true methods to save time on your wedding day, this slideshow is packed with useful info to help you out!

Mazel tov!

(I was planning to include tips on how to plan the perfect honeymoon, but I had so much advice that I'm going to come back next week with a separate column on creating your post-nuptial getaway.)

8 Tips to Plan the Perfect Gay Wedding