Wedding planning can be extremely stressful, especially when there are unpredictable complications and you feel like you are losing control over things. Brides-to-be who become too obsessed with their wedding plans and make everyone's life a living hell are called bridezillas. How to avoid turning into one while planning your big day?
Remember what your wedding is about. The whole point of the wedding is to celebrate your love and commitment, not to throw the party of the century. Focus on your feelings for each other. Matching bridesmaids dresses and exquisite bouquets are nice, but your love for your husband-to-be will not diminish even if you get married in jeans and T-shirts.
Delegate. You can't control absolutely everything, from choosing your wedding dress to hiring a photographer. If you feel you are stretching yourself too thin and can't handle things, hire a wedding planner or ask your relatives and friends for help.
Be flexible. Every bride-to-be wants to have a perfect wedding, but the truth is that nothing is perfect. Something is going to go wrong. You need to be willing to adapt and not freak out when something doesn't go as planned.
Don't pay too much attention to details. Details are important, but they are not worth stressing over and throwing massive temper tantrums. We've already said that nothing is perfect. Deal with it.
Listen to other people's opinions. You might think that you've planned everything perfectly, but you can easily lose a sense of perspective when you get excited about your wedding plans. People who are close to you will let you know when you go overboard. They will be more objective than you because they are less emotionally invested. You don't have to follow their advice, but you need to appreciate the support of your wedding party.
Remember about your fiancé. The wedding is not all about you, your fiancé is equally important. You are marrying him, remember? Don't try to make all decisions yourself, his likes and opinions matter. Many grooms-to-be are willing to help with planning the wedding, but their bridezilla fiancées simply don't let them do it. It is also important to spend time with your fiancé, talking about something other than your impending wedding.
Keep calm. Make one of those “Keep Calm and Carry On” motivational posters your cell phone wallpaper, it will constantly remind you that you need to relax. It is very important to take breaks, otherwise you will be too exhausted when your wedding day finally comes and you won't be able to have fun and enjoy it. Find some time for yourself every day. And no wedding talk after 10 p.m.!
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