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Author: Paul Macklin

Paul is your friendly neighbourhood poet/cynic. He believes in story-telling, curiosity and peanut-butter sandwiches and he spends the vast majority of his time writing stuff. Paul learnt how to write stuff at Portsmouth University where he earned himself a Masters degree in writing stuff. Neat huh? Paul also hates writing in third person.

Posts by Paul Macklin

How to Deal With a Passive Partner

When you’re planning something as big and as important as a wedding, it is crucial that all hands are to the deck, so to speak. Having one person piggybacking the project to its conclusion is not really acceptable and can lead to a few minor resentments (which can obviously be used at a later date for well-timed ammunition in an explosive, crockery-throwing argument).

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Things You Need to Know about Eloping

Love isn’t always orthodox. You can’t schedule it, you can’t plan for it, sometimes you can’t even decide if you’re in it. That’s love. It’s complicated and it’s messy and it’s even worse when other people stick their noses into it. That’s why more and more people are throwing caution to the wind and, spontaneously or otherwise, eloping.

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Dressing for a destination wedding

I got married in Thailand. In April. It was very, very hot. So I can tell you that getting married abroad is not like getting married at home. It totally alters how you should approach your wedding, not least of which being how you, your spouse, and your guests dress.

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After the wedding – advice and a nifty infographic

Hopefully you’ve recently read our six-part checklist to planning your own wedding. Perhaps you’re wondering, after the wedding, “what’s next?” Well, once you’ve disappeared for an elongated period of time into your honeymoon suite on some tropical island somewhere and then emerged as an entirely different couple you’ve actually got to deal with the fact that a wedding isn’t just a one day, or even two-week vacation from reality – it is your new reality.

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Wedding prep checklist (6/6): One day to go

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Wedding prep checklist

Tomorrow is the day that the last 12 months of organised chaos has been leading up to. It’s been quite the journey, but you’re here. Tomorrow is the big day. Well done. Go you.

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Wedding prep checklist (3/6): Six months to go

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Wedding prep checklist

Somewhere between the words “Will you marry me?” and “I do!” you’ve got to fit a whole lot of extra-curricular activity. And no, that wasn’t a euphemism.

Planning an entire wedding is a bit like temporarily becoming an event organiser, only you have no training, no contacts and you probably don’t have the budget to get Maroon 5 to spontaneously appear for your first dance. On the other hand, you’ve got a passion for the event and a handful of knowledgable writers ready and willing to hold your hand every step of the way.

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Author: Paul Macklin