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7 things every bride needs when planning her wedding

Brides listen up! Here are a few essentials for your months of wedding planning.

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7 things every bride needs when planning her wedding
Keeping track of costs is key for wedding planning/ iStock

There are a few things every girl needs when planning her wedding. Here is our pick of wedding must-haves in the lead up to your big day.

A notebook
This will become your wedding bible. Jot down any amazing ideas, file away receipts, paste in pretty photos, write down late night panics and create ‘to do’ lists.

Wedding magazines (ahem)
Okay so we don’t want to blow our own trumpet too much, but Perfect Wedding magazine is packed full of awesome wedding ideas and inspiration for your to browse – did we mention it comes out every month?

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A Pinterest account
If you haven’t had a look at Pinterest yet, get online. It’s a handy place to search for inspiration and bring all your ideas together. Show your favourite ideas to your mum, groom, florist or hairdresser!

Hand cream
No doubt you’ll spend many hours making something – paper pom poms, origami place settings, painted jam jars – whatever. After spending some time painting, sticking and folding, your hands will start to show the strain. Keep your mitts pretty by regularly applying some much-needed hand cream.

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A budget spreadsheet
Yawn. We know it’s the last thing you want to do, but putting all your costs into a spreadsheet is key to keeping track of all your wed-spend. You’ll be amazed at how quickly all those little things add up. Find a handy wedding budget spreadsheet template in our planning tools section.

Rescue remedy
In the weeks before your big day you may find the wedding pressure creeps up on you. Keep nerves and late night stresses at bay with this natural flower remedy.

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A good support team
Do not make the mistake of thinking you can plan your wedding alone. No matter how organised you are, you will need some help, so make sure your rope in your mum, his mum, bridesmaids and (of course) your groom.

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