Real newlyweds give wedding planning tips based on their experience.

Trent Stechschulte and Logan Smyth’s wedding took place on Aug. 12, 2018, at the Columbus Museum of Art.

If you could do anything about your wedding differently, what would you change and why?    

Longer [cocktail] hour. We only had an hour, and it flew by.

What are you happy you spent money on?        

Photographer and venue were key.

What was your biggest surprise when planning your wedding?               

How amazing the vendors were. They were so great.

What do you wish you'd known before you started planning?  

That you cannot plan every single detail, so don't try.

Did you and your fiancé get into any silly arguments?   

The only argument we had lasted about 20 seconds because we realized it was a dumb argument to have. It was about what door our guests would exit after the ceremony.

Do you have any general advice for couples currently planning their weddings?             

Pick legit vendors; even if they cost more, it is totally worth it.

Do you have any general marriage advice, as a newlywed?

Live together for a couple years to make sure it fits.