Getting married is your 'kid in a candy store' moment. The choice open to you is vast and dizzying, so where to begin?

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Let's start with a simple one: your palette. It's your favourite colour, right? Er, or is it? Yellow can be tricky, and will your 'maids really thank you for those 'so juicy you could squeeze 'em' frocks?!

Right, the flowers: blousy and bright, or subtle and delicate? Hmm. OK... the cake! Plain sponge or fruit, couture or home-made? And we haven't even got to the dress!

Creating your dream day is a decision marathon but, luckily for you, Brides is on hand. Because every issue that we plan, we plan like it's our big day - yes, we get those goosebumps, too!

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Take the decor details on that took lifestyle stylist Laura weeks to source; our lingerie special, edited lovingly by fashion ed Astrid; as well as pages of inspiring bridal fashion, curated by fashion director Bryony.

Plus we've teamed up with Jenny Packham to give one reader the chance to win a gown, worth up to £4,300. Find out more here.

WIN! YOUR DREAM JENNY PACKHAM DRESS

And let's not overlook the honeymoon: check out our Honeymoon Guide, in association with The Turquoise Holiday Company, packed with luxe hotels and stylish buys, whatever your destination.

Whoa. See, I told you we were all over your big day! The one thing we can't do, though, is find Mr Right... but, luckily for us, you've done the hard work already!

To see my wedding Pinterest board visit www.pinterest.com/bridesmagazine/editors-letter/ And follow me on Instagram, too @ClaudiaBrides

The September/October 2014 issue of Brides is on sale now!

Brides The Show; 3-5 October, Business Design Centre, Islington, London; www.bridestheshow.co.uk