There are sooo many options to consider when planning a party but it's important to have a vision early on of the overall look you want to achieve.
For some people, it's a subtle elegance that sets the tone for a formal princess-style celebration. For others, it's about shouting it out to the world in bold, beautiful color that just can't be quieted.
Whatever your style, be sure that everyone involved is clear on what makes your special day perfect for you. Then, hold true to that style. For instance, don't let someone slip in wild table arrangements on you after you've worked so hard to create a light, airy feel to the room. Likewise, don't waste your money including that adorable, light pastel decoration in a room already blinged out with rhinestones and leopard prints. It just doesn't work.
Don't think of this as limiting your options though. There aren't many special touches that can't be adjusted to meet with your overall style. You just might have to think outside the box, but I promise it'll be worth it!