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How to be a Laid Back Bride

August 18, 2015

Don’t let the pressure to perform turn you into a checklist welding, order-barking bride! Enjoy the wedding planning process and ultimately, enjoy being surrounded by loved ones on your wedding day. Here, beautiful bride Lauren Conrad dishes on some secrets for staying cool as a cucumber as the big day approaches.

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What’s the best thing you can do for your bridesmaids?

Everybody has a different style and a different body type, so there’s no way all the girls will feel comfortable wearing the same thing. Choose one color and material, and let them pick their own styles so that everyone feels their most beautiful on your big day.


Is there something you wish you had known about wedding planning before you got engaged?

You can’t control everything, and you definitely can’t control the best man’s toast. There are always some hiccups during those speeches, and they tend to go on for a little too long. At my wedding, two of our groomsmen did a speech that lasted 27 minutes. I loved it, but I know people seated in the back were motioning for them to wrap it up.

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A no-fail gift for your bridesmaids?

Put together a little box of personal pieces your friends will love. I gave my bridesmaids delicate Dana Rebecca necklaces, printed robes, matching jumpers, and vintage hankies embroidered with the first letter of each of their names.

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Image from Lauren Conrad


What goes into crafting a solid wedding hashtag?

Don’t just combine your names. There’s bound to be some other couple out there that shares your last names. Instead, choose something a bit more quirky so that you can keep your hashtag your own, like combining your nicknames or inserting an inside joke.

-This piece originally appeared on InStyle.

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