The reason you’re getting married is because you’ve fallen in love and now you get to spend the rest of your life with your favourite person and best friend. This is the true reason you’ve decided to put on such a fabulous event, right? When you’re in the midst of planning a wedding, follow these 5 rules to avoid turning into the dreaded “Bridezilla”.
1. Remember Everyone Is There For You
The only person who asked you to get married is your partner. Not your bridesmaids, not your groomsmen, and not your family. So don’t treat them like they owe you something… it’ll just cause an awkward rift and lots of ranting behind your back. Be grateful to your bridal party and your family, thank them for all they’re doing to help you, and show your appreciation by saying please and thank you. Kindness will go a long way to keep moods high and happy!
2. Ask For Or Hire Help
Asking for help as a bride can be a challenge because you’re the one with the vision on how to make your day perfect. However, you need to accept the fact that planning won’t be perfect and you really should ask for help in order to de-stress before your big day. This is so, so important. If your requests are too big for your bridal party or family to handle, then invest in a wedding planner who’ll keep you organized and handle the tedious tasks that you don’t have time for. This is the best way to make your wedding planning go smoothly.
3. Take Necessary Breaks
Browsing through endless wedding Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds can be an addiction which turns into late night wedding planning which turns into sleepless nights and a very cranky bride. You’re allowed to take breaks before the big day. If anything, it’ll help you relax and not be so stressed! A helpful tip is to actually schedule time for planning the wedding. If you’re tempted to start ticking tasks off your wedding planning to-do list not in these time periods? Save yourself the grief and just don’t!
4. Accept Changes
As mentioned earlier, your wedding won’t go exactly as planned and that’s completely okay. I can almost guarantee that after the ceremony and reception, you’ll think it went perfect anyway. So accept changes made to your initial vision, understand that planning won’t be perfect, and that you’ll probably have the best day of your life anyway!
5. Have Fun
Weddings are supposed to be fun! So when you’re going through your to-do list, attending menu tastings with your love, creating the guest list and seating chart, and shopping for your wedding dress, have fun the entire time! Of course, there will still be times where you have anxiety, but try to smile through it and remember the real reason you’re getting married – because you’re hopelessly in love and can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with your new partner!