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How to pretend to be an organised bride

You’ve got this wedding stuff all under control…

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How to pretend to be an organised bride
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Love the idea of being an organised bride, but not keen on doing the actual wedding planning? Here are some easy ways to pretend to be the most under-control bride on the planet, without actually getting anything sorted. Phew!

Start a scrapbook
Nothing says organised bride like a scrapbook bulging with ideas. Buy a load of wedding magazines and get scissor and pritt stick happy! You’ll be bowled over by your own creativity.

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Get on Pinterest
Want to surround yourself with hundreds of beautiful, yet completely unattainable ideas? Pinterest is the place! Home of impossible inspirational wedding styling and fiendishly difficult wedding DIYs, create some wedding Pinterest boards and weep over all the beautiful wedding things you can never recreate.

Create an email account specifically for your wedding correspondence
Once you start wedding planning you’ll find you get tons of wedding-related emails clogging up your inbox, so it’s a good idea to set up an email and give it to all your big day correspondents.
Of course, as soon as you do this you’ll instantly forget about it and end up giving your original email to everyone instead, but it was worth a try!

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Learn some useless wedding party tricks
Learn how to fold your napkins into swans, do the perfect fishtail braid or how to stamp your wedding stationery with just the right amount of ink.

Read up on your flowers
Nothing says wedding pro like a woman who knows her wedding flowers. Give your florist the impression that you’re a bride-in-control by reeling off the Latin names – “I’d like a bouquet of buphthalmum salicifolium, gypsophila repens, clematis integrifolia and iris sibirica” Boom!

Book in lots of appointments
Visit some venues, speak to caterers, listen to some wedding bands on Youtube, call people about your hair and make-up – oops! You actually are being organised – quick have a glass of wine instead…

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Rope in everyone else
Everyone says weddings are all about delegation, so members of your bridal party will be expecting to do some work. Get your groom to do the big stuff (venue, music, food, honeymoon), ask your bridesmaids to sort their dresses and decorations and get your mums to fill in the rest. Sorted!

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