The story is the same for most brides-to-be during wedding planning – you go through phases of pure excitement, slight bewilderment, indecisiveness, Bridezilla-mode, impatience, and so much more…

We’ve put together the worst parts of wedding planning to show you you’re not alone in that temporary ‘Can-this-wedding-just-be-over-with stage’!

Writing the guest list

Filtering down the long list of ‘every single person I’ve ever met in my life’ is a tough one but a necessary one. When it comes to weddings, even brides who want huge extravaganzas, don’t invite every person you know. That couple you met in the pub a few weeks ago and don’t even remember their surname? We’d say leave them off the guest list

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…and then there’s the table plan

Seating people that get along together, people that you think will get along as soon as they meet together, and placing people that can’t stand each other well away from each other may seem simple at first but when it comes to putting pen to paper, not so much. Expect to spend a lot of time doing this, and expect a lot of drafts, but we promise, it will all come together in the end!

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Struggling for mutual agreement

Whilst you might be the one putting in the most effort towards planning this wedding of yours, you do have to remember the groom is part of the day too, and you must ask his opinion! Don’t leave him completely out the loop just because it’s easier to have one decision maker than to risk a clash by inviting in his opinions. You never know, he may raise a good point or two…

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NOT finding the perfect wedding dress

Wedding dress shopping doesn’t always go as smoothly as first imagined. There are so many styles, so many materials and so many designers to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. It’s always important to go in to a shop with an open-mind; a bride with the image of her perfect, made-up dress cemented in her mind is only building herself to be disappointed that designers haven’t thought up that exact bridal gown.

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Dealing with badly-behaved bridesmaids

You’ve assigned them to the super special role of being your main girls on your big day, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be at your feet ready for every decision or request you make! You know very well that their lives can’t revolve around your wedding, but not replying the texts and emails with ‘IMPORTANT’ as a subject, disagreeing with your colour choice, or arranging a hen party that is far from your cup of tea is taking it a tad too far

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Sticking to the budget

Establishing what you actually need and what you want is rule number 1 when it comes to wedding planning. Most brides nowadays cannot afford to spend their precious money wherever and whenever they fancy. Does looking fluttering your bridal eyelashes at your groom-to-be and saying “but but but, I want them” sound familiar? We thought so. Prioritise ladies, prioritise!

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Coping with the stress levels

Planning your wedding has its ups and it has its downs, but the less-loved planning jobs and the more fun ones all have a level of stress. Mixed with excitement of course! If you’re not doing it, you’re thinking about it, you’re dreaming about it, you’re talking about it! But remember, it will all come together, the stress will end, and you will have the best day ever and you’ll feel on top of the world. Don’t fret!

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And for more things that all brides-to-be come to realise after they start wedding planning, you might want to have a look here

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