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How Not to Be a Wedding Bridezilla

If being a bride was ever going to be stacked up against top professions of the world, it would beat the rest of the list by a country mile in the category of stress and struggle it can induce. Hence, the hilarious connotation of ‘bridezilla’ is more of an involuntary phase some brides end up undergoing when the going gets tough and things get out of control. While the prospect of a bridezilla completely losing her mind and wreaking havoc sounds comical, we believe that prevention is better than cure in this case. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind to avoid being a wedding bridezilla.

Not everything will go according to plan – and that’s okay

We don’t need to remind you that wedding planning is a science in itself, and the margin of error can fluctuate during every single moment of it. From something as simple as the wedding cake turning out to be a different size than planned to even the wedding dress ending up not fitting despite countless fittings, brides should always expect the unexpected. After all, to err is human, to forgive divine – and your happy union is, after all, going to be a holy matrimony indeed! 

Budgets are cool especially when they’re extra flexible

By now, you would’ve realized how much we religiously believe in having a solid budget for any wedding planning venture. Here’s where we remind you amazing brides that, while budgets are excellent frameworks to plan your wedding around, having a flexible one to accommodate unforeseen and equally indispensable expenses and revisions will be very helpful. In other words, a flexible budget is your best bet in mastering crisis management for an event which is possibly going to be the grandest in your life.

The devil is not sometimes in the detail

Attention to detail is a handy strong suit to have. For wedding planners. Full stop. That’s part of their job and they are well equipped with a team to address and tackle the same. As for brides, it is only natural that you end up noticing certain details during the wedding planning phase which can instantly activate panic mode. But don’t worry. Believe it or not, you are probably the only one who would’ve noticed it!

Comparisons? No thank you.

Again, it’s only human nature to compare what we have with something similar someone else has. And that comparison often goes off tangent when it comes to weddings. As brides, you have probably attended enough weddings in the past and have enjoyed most of them for more than one reason. And as brides, when it’s your turn, it’s only natural to have some of the good ones as benchmarks to look up to. Our recommendation? Don’t compare weddings with your own, simply because it cripples your planning and creativity, and at the same time often misguides your expectations. In other words, it’s an open invitation to stress.

Breaks are important

Don’t go too hard on yourself. We all know how long and seemingly endless wedding planning and the wedding itself can sometimes feel. And as brides, it’s important to be on your feet almost constantly.  Taking regular breaks for that much needed mental and emotional recharge is a must-have. Think about it – if you aren’t going to be at your emotional best on the big day, you’re probably not going to look the best. And if the bride doesn’t look the best at her own wedding, Let’s avoid that.

At the end of the day, have fun!

At the end of the day, nobody is going to remember the slipups, the blooper-reel-worthy mishaps and the like. Everyone’s just going to look back at your wedding and remember how much fun they had and memories they made. And as brides, the same simple yet profound rule applies to you as well. Need we remind you that it’s going to be the happiest day of your life and you’re going to look like a million bucks?! Go ahead, smile through the thrill and panic – because at the end of the day, your wedding and the greater meaning of your special day is going to give you a million reasons to smile.