Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney-Schwartz definitely struggled through some pre-wedding woes ahead of their August 2016 nuptials. And there was one woman who wanted to steer them on the right path before they said "I do." The couple made it no secret that they wanted Lisa Vanderpump to officiate over the wedding, but she wasn't going to do it unless she felt confident they were really in it for the long haul.
"To say missteps [ahead of the wedding] is probably the understatement of the year, really. It was pretty traumatic," she recently told The Daily Dish. "And I think you'll see in the next couple of weeks how I talk to them about that and how seriously I took officiating a wedding having been married for 35 years and been quite faithful in terms of having a strong faith in terms of the eyes of the Lord and taking marriage vows in the eyes of God. They're not so religious as I am, but I still was trying to convey how serious I believe that you should take the vows."
Spoiler: In the end, Lisa agreed, and we'll see more from their big day this season on Vanderpump Rules. And now that Tom and Katie have a few months of marriage under their belts, Lisa offered up some tips on how she thinks that can make it work in the long run. "Well I think you've got to reinstate the respect. I think when you go down a path and lose that respect for each other, it's very difficult to maintain the kind of loving relationship that they should be striving for," she said. "And also have some humor with it. Laugh things off."
Lisa's last bit of advice might be the piece the Maloney-Schwartz's should take note of most given that arguments tend to get heated when they've drank a few too many: "And don't drink so much tequila."
Check out more from the couple's journey to marriage next Tuesday at 9/8c. Preview, below.