This is going to be a long one, so I hope you all enjoy it!
Our wedding was absolutely awesome, and was worth all of the time and effort. I'll start with some advice (which will be following by a lot of photos).
1.The week before I was pretty nervous (hate being the centre of attention), and I found that keeping myself busy/distracted by family and friends was the best remedy. Just remember to breathe and keep the core meaning of the wedding close to your heart: it's not a performance or a show -- it's a wedding!
2. Make lots of documents and start making them early so you can add things as they come up. Start on your day-of schedule early. Also make a packing list of everything that you'll need to bring. I also made notes for everyone who helped us, like MIL helped with decorating so I gave her some quick notes etc. Everyone appreciated them and I never actually had any last minute panic questions the day of.
3. Start on your DIY's early, and enjoy them. cont.