Marriage is complicated. That's a given.
When I was getting married I was so stressed about balancing my new family, new responsibilities and new life, I was one seating chart switch away from eloping.
But somewhere between tears, nerves and mini meltdowns, I found beauty in my relationship that couldn't be replaced with any other kind of bond - although there are a few things I wish someone had filled me in on before my big day.
Here are a few pointers from someone who's been there and done that: