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12 things all brides pretend to do

Calling all brides - it's time to confess - you never really did these wedding planning tasks did you?

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12 things all brides pretend to do
What do brides really know about weddings? Image: Getty images

The wedding things every bride is told they must know and do, but probably don’t!

1. Have no spending regrets
“Honestly honey, I could run an actual marathon in these heels! I’m glad I got the more expensive ones.” *sob*

2. Play down the hen do
‘I don’t want anything big’. Translation: There’d better be a limo/helicopter.

3. Talk about stuff other than our wedding
Must. Not. Mention. It. The struggle is real. 

4. Enjoy all our beauty treatments
Standing in a pair of baggy disposable knickers while a stranger sprays us brown is never dignified. Ever.

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5. Understand what a garter is for
We have bets they’re for holding lippy, but it’s anyone’s guess.

6. Not have unreasonable wedding goals
If Pinterest can do it, we can too. Now where can we get hold of 20,000 filament lightbulbs?

7. Say we won’t eat the office cake
Why oh why is there ALWAYS a birthday?

8. Not compare our day to anyone else’s
Those 89 iPhone photos we took were for personal research… sorry.

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9. Be an expert in flowers
Aster, alchemilla, anthurium – we can’t even say them out loud.

10 Delegate
Hahahaha... yeah right.

11. Get along with our mother-in-law
When she suggested knitting us a ‘bridal cardigan’, we may have been smiling but we were crying inside.

12. Give up alcohol in the run up to the wedding 
(See point 10)

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