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Once you and your OH have decided to tie the knot a few distinct things tend to happen. In particular, as the bride to be you tend to go into wedding planning mode, and this can be a fun, yet taxing time. In fact, it is easy for the wedding preparations to pretty, much take over your life, probably to the point where you recognize some of the classic bride to be situations below. To that end, why not read on to see whether your experience matches others as you transition into the bride to be stage.

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Your weekends are taken up with venue visits.

One thing that brides to be, need to get used to is giving up their weekend to get wedding stuff sorted. In particular, the weekend is an excellent time to visits your venue, talk with your wedding coordinator, and make those all important decisions on food, refreshments, layout, and decorations.

Of course, it usually isn’t too much of a hardship, as you are likely to be treated very well by your upcoming venue, and can even be supplied with edible treats and the odd glass of champagne on your visit! After all, they want to keep you as happy as possible, so why not ease into the whole process, and enjoy yourself?  

You can’t stop scouring magazines for the latest trends.

Another common experience that brides to be, have, especially in the beginning stages of wedding planning is the unstoppable need to buy every bridal magazine on the market and look for trends that will work on their big day.

Of course, you can make this whole process a little easier on yourself and your bank balance by finding a free wedding guide online instead. Then you will have access to all the most up to date trend this year, without your home ending up looking like a newsagents!

You wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because you’ve missed someone off the guest list.

A little wedding stress is natural for most brides and one area that can cause this is the guest list. I know it sounds simple, you invite the people that you love and you want there, but getting the guest list right is more a bit more complicated than that.

After all, you may have those family members that you hardly ever see that will be offended if they don’t get an invite, and even the most diligent of brides to be can accidentally leave someone off the list. Something that can cause them to wake in the night in a cold sweat!

Luckily, if you have planned things well there will be a few extra seats going spare for emergencies, so be sure to slightly over order your invites too. Then if people start to get moody, you can claim theirs must have got lost in the post and send them out a new one! Crafty? Yes, but hey, a bride to be has got to do what she’s gotta do, right?

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