When it comes to no-nonsense wedding organisation, straight-talking Love Island star Olivia Attwood is your girl.
Catching up with OK! following the launch of her collection with Abbott Lyon, the 31-year-old reality star dosed out some details about her upcoming big day, telling us that neither she or Blackburn Rangers midfielder fiancé Bradley Dack will let anything get in the way of their happiness.
Olivia previously said that kids shouldn't be invited altogether, as she compared the experience of having youngsters at weddings to like being in Jurassic Park, adding: "Even if I had my own children, I wouldn’t invite them."
But discussing the guest list again, which has now been drawn up for the third time following two wedding cancellations, Olivia explained: "I think the wedding we are going ahead with this summer is much more true to who I am and who Brad is, and it reflects our personalities a lot more.
"We’ve stood our ground, we’ve reduced the guest list quite drastically and I feel way better about it. That’s one of the good things that has come with having to rearrange the wedding a couple of times!
"We’ve actually had a chance to take a step back and go, 'Hold on, are we inviting these people because we’re trying to keep everyone happy, or because we really want to?'"
Speaking of the controversial list of attendees, Olivia claims that she and her sportsman beau have kept numbers short so not as to "tick boxes".
She said: "Some of my friends have always been on telly, but they are my genuine best friends for over 10 years.
"Some of Brad’s friends play football for a living, so there are definitely guests invited that people will recognise. But we’re not friends with super-famous people."
But keeping their cards close to their chest has proven an affective means of maintaining control when it come to their big day.
Asked if anyone else has interfered with the agenda, Olivia confirmed: "It’s no one specific. Both our mums are very laid-back and let us do our thing.
"But you want people to be happy and you want everyone to feel like they are important in your day. My family aren’t the kind of people that would make life difficult, but I always know if I’ve done something they don’t like!"
And Liv insisted that she nor Brad have yet become embroiled in any wedding-related rows.
"Not yet, but there’s definitely still time!" she teased. "The biggest thing is that Brad and I are so opposite. He’s so laid-back he’s horizontal, and I’m quite highly strung and overthink things.
"He’ll be like, “Yeah, it’s fine” and I’ll be like, “It’s not fine!” My arguments with him are that I sometimes want him to meet me on my level of anxiety, and he won’t, which is actually a blessing.
"Thank God he’s not like that! Then I get frustrated because I’m like, “Look at you just sleeping while I sweat over the budget and the guest list."
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