How did Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux keep their wedding a secret?

How did they pull it off? With lots and lots of lying.

Jennifer Aniston, 46, married Justin Theroux at a super secret wedding where not even the guests knew what was happening over the weekend.

But how the hell did they pull it off?

By being super super sneaky.

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MARRIED. IN. SECRET. Image via Getty.

From banning their staff from carrying around phones for a week leading up to the wedding to luring everyone to their house under false pretences, it was an elaborate cover up worthy of a spy movie.

Here are the three biggest lies they told in order to pull this shindig off.

1. ‘Come over for Justin’s birthday, you guys! It’ll be low-key and casual.

Believable? Yeah. It’s Justin’s 44th birthday next week, and it’s also coming up to their three-year-engagement anniversary. Jen throws a party around this time every year, so guests weren’t surprised at all. Jennifer even said in a November interview with Ellen DeGeneres that her friends now just turn up to their house expecting a wedding. Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen even turned up to their Fourth of July party in wedding attire.

“We were like, ‘Guys, it’s the Fourth of July. We’re in cut-offs and eating hot dogs. We will actually let you know!'”

Watch the interview where Jen and Ellen discuss her secret wedding plans below. Post continues after video.

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2. “That shed we just got built in the backyard is obviously Justin’s man cave.”

According to TMZ, the couple had a giant shed erected in the backyard to hide all the furniture and decorations. They also confiscated their staff member’s phones and made sure no one parked on the property for a week leading up to the party.

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3. “We’re so busy with our careers so we have to have this party on a random Wednesday.”

People Magazine said that Jen and Justin didn’t stop working at all in the lead up to the event, so no one assumed they were planning an elaborate event. And the genius behind the decision to hold the wedding on a Wednesday night? No one holds a wedding on a Wednesday.

As hard as they tried, TMZ got there before the guests and guessed it when a big wedding cake was wheeled into the venue. NICE ONE, CATERERS. WAY TO RUIN IT.

After all of that elaborate planning, Jen and Justin jumped on a plane to Bora Bora for a not-so-secret Honeymoon.

Congrats, guys.

Would you ever be able to pull off a super secret wedding? 

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