Online dating taught me more about myself than it did about men.
"There's nothing worse than talking to someone who is only making eye contact with their phone."
One night I was sitting with my kids whilst they were watching TV, and in part as a joke and something to dream of, I wrote out a "shopping list" of what I wanted in a husband. I asked the kids to call out a few things so I could add them to the list. Then I folded it up and put it away, without thinking about it again.
Above all, the bride and her attendants should discuss the costs, expectations and budget openly so that there are no surprises.