"Destination weddings - even with this economy. Instead of doing the huge church and all the flowers, have a small intimate ceremony with close friends and family, then come back and have a party."
On wedding planners:
DeAnna says with all the resources available to them like GetMarried.com, brides can do it all themselves. But she says, "Planners are geniuses. That's why they're wedding planners. If you can afford it and don't want to be stressed out on your wedding day, hire a wedding planner...They can figure out what your wants and needs are and present you with different options."
What most brides want:
"The perfect memory. What you'll remember 20 years later is the moment you said 'I do,' the moment you became husband and wife."
Most unique wedding:
"A Japanese-themed wedding, where everyone wore Japanese themed attire. And they requested that the guests wore Japanese-themed clothing as well." (ME: "Were they Japanese?'
DP: "No, they weren't.")
"Everyone's really getting into the 'mermaid' gown where it's really fitted and then flows out at the bottom. Strapless never goes out of style; they tend to be absolutely stunning."
"Don't stress out. Remember it's your day. You're surrounded by family and friends and love. Enjoy it. Take it all in."
On being the Bachelorette and now the host of "Get Married":
"My life has been a whirlwind the last few years...But this is what I live for. Who doesn't want to fall madly in love, get married and have a family?"