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11 ways playing Pokemon Go is like planning your wedding

We can’t escape the Pokémon phenomenon, so might as well learn a few planning lessons from it.

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1. You scout new locations
Pokémon Go is an augmented reality geo-tagging game, which means you go out and catch Pokémon characters in your real life surroundings, and you get clues as to where you can find them. Kind of like touring new venues if you will.

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2. You have to be quick off the mark
Once you’ve found a Pokémon, you have to throw a Pokéball to catch it, no messing about. Same goes when you find that dream venue and snap it up before anyone else does.

3. You get super invested in a task
As the Pokémon slogan goes, “Gotta catch ‘em all!’ and the perfectionist in you won’t stop until you do. Much like your determination to plan the perfect wedding.

4. You have to be strategic
Some Pokémon are more difficult to catch then others, so you have to play your Pokéballs right. Same goes for super sought-out suppliers.

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5. You sweat a little
It can be a bit laborious catching those Pokémon that jump around and run away from you, so you might break a sweat like running around various appointments.

6. You budget a lot
You constantly need to keep your Pokéball levels healthy, so you use them wisely or top up by visiting Pokéstops. Handy strategy when it comes to budgeting for your wedding.

7. It’s a waiting game
You can pick up eggs and nurse them into hatching, but you have to be patient, just like when you’re waiting for those guests to RSVP.

8. You meet new people
Meeting fellow Pokémon players is definitely broadening your horizons, just like when you meet new suppliers and fellow brides-to-be.

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9. It’s a bit stressful
Nothing brings on a mini panic attack like not being able to catch enough Pokémon. Or checking your ever-growing wedding to-do list.

10. It can be competitive
That whole having to fight for a Pokémon when there’s only one in your location and two people? Totally like when a rival bride wants your band on the same date.

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11. You don’t know what you’ll do when it’s over
It’s only been out for a couple of weeks, but already it’s filling all your waking hours. What on earth are you going to do when you complete it?