Your wedding should be a day about you and your partner. Letting others get too involved in the planning process (even if they are paying for it) will only result in a day that doesn't reflect the two of you. This article has ideas on how you can make your wedding your own, and keep an eye on the budget at the same time.
One of the ways that you can make your wedding as convenient as possible is to have your ceremony and reception at the same location. This will allow you to save a lot of money on transportation and miscellaneous costs, which will appeal to your guests and your bank account.
Try hiring a wedding planner. They can be an invaluable source. It's not everyday that you get married and they can help take you through all the stages. They should be there to help reduce your stress, so be sure to choose someone that has good references, is trustworthy, and is willing to listen to your wants and needs.
Make sure you get a list of references from every single vendor you secure. If they're not willing to give you one, move on to someone else. You should get a long and varied list of people who speak highly of the person or company you've chosen so that you can feel secure in your choice.
A good piece of advice to keep in mind for weddings is to make sure that everybody else in the groom's party is ready to go before getting him dressed. This is essential to making sure that full attention can be devoted to making him look his best if needed.
There is no way to completely get rid of that stressful feeling from planning a wedding. You can, however, take control making sure that you are getting what you want and your partner wants without offending everyone who is trying to help. Use the advice here to make all of these things a reality.