Everyone started being honest with me on my choice of bridesmaids, the location, the travel to said venue, my other guests, the food, the plan for speeches. In fact, my friends have been incredibly honest about every decision we are making - and I am here to say, with the upmost love, stop.
My partner and I have been to so many weddings our friends take the piss. If I can't do something, their initial reaction is 'do you have a wedding/ hen do/ engagement party?' We must be great guests. We treat every wedding as a blessing to be invited. To us, watching someone say 'I DO' is the greatest accolade given as a friend.
So, after being a bridesmaid twice this year alone, I was overwhelmed when my boyfriend popped the question - and boy did he do it good. My best mate Kelly had cinema tickets to The Art House in Crouch End. We rocked up after brunch and sat down to watch a film about a dying girl.
I want you to lie to me. And I want you to lie GOOD. I want you to pretend you love everyone in the bridal party, as I have done to friends countless times. I want you to lie to me about our choice of venue, or how long it took you to get there. I want you to practice, 'it took us a couple of hours, but the journey was lovely, its so beautiful. I actually appreciated the length of time.' gush, gush, gush, gush...