Being a hostess can be fun. In the words of my dear friend Amy, the goal of any party is for the hostess to walk in and have fun, and the details to take care of themselves. This is going to happen only with careful planning, which is something you have done as you worked through this book.
As hostess, you not only want to have fun, you want to make sure your bride has lots and lots of fun, and your guests do, too. You want it to be enjoyable, comfortable, and memorable. This is easy. You just have to work from the opposite perspective: The deal is, you have to make sure you don't make anyone feel uncomfortable.