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All That Glitters Is Not Gold - By Rachel

By Millerweddings @phoebewedding
I have taken on a guest writer. Rachel Beasley. She writes poetically and is planning her own wedding (with the help of moi) for next year. Here is the first of her instalments...

All That Glitters Is Not Gold - By Rachel


I find people fascinating. Like really fascinating. I'm the girl that could sit outside a coffee shop in the freezing cold watching the world go by just for fun. I often find myself staring at people. It's not in an offensive way, it's purely because I think they are amazing. Perhaps it's your perfectly put together outfit, perhaps a striking feature like your eyes or lips or perhaps just because you look like one of those people I would like to be one day. A well rounded perfectly good adult!

At the age of 25 I feel like I should be one of these well rounded perfectly good adults. At the very least I now live 200 odd miles away from my parents, I have a full-time job and I'm planning my summer 2012 wedding. But whilst on the outside it looks like I've got my boxes checked, on the inside I'm peddling very fast to keep it all even slightly together.
Phoebe wrote a post about flaws last week and it got me thinking about mine. I think my biggest flaw would be that I am easily distracted. I could be in the middle of doing something but another thing catches my eye and that's it, BAM, over. Not a very well rounded perfectly good adult character trait to have perhaps? 
But what's this got to do with weddings...
Weddings are all about people. It's all about pretty ideas and this idea of the perfect day. So on first glance I should be in my element - watching other people, following them (and not just on Twitter) and being distracted by pretty things. Instead I find it very difficult to make a decision and currently I'm not really getting anything done.
Whilst I adore the world of wedding blogs and wedding magazines, the majority of them can make life difficult for any normal planning bride. So from one disorganised bride to (many?) others, please just remember one thing:
Your wedding day will be exactly what you want it to be.
Fascinations, distractions, last-minute decisions, well planned choices - they will all combine to make your day exactly how you wanted it to be. Does it matter if it rains? Does it matter if you forget to tie ribbons to the chairs? Or fairy lights to the ceiling?
Probably not. 
And whilst at the beginning of our engagement my head was brimming with ideas and I didn't think I needed any help, believe me you could always use help. This isn't an advert, but speak to a wedding planner. Or a friend/family member who's done this all before. And when your future husband/wife looks you in the eye and says "do we really need that", be prepared to say "no, no we don't."
Unless it sparkles. In which case, the answer is always yes.

                                                                                 - Rachel 

Did you enjoy? Rachel will be making a weekly appearance on the blog. She will bring a little more coherently put charm to these stripey pages.

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