So, you’ve replied “Yes” to that proposal and are now planning to get married in a few months’ time. This is the one day that everyone would like to enjoy a sense of “perfection”. Any bride-to-be would like everything to not only look good for the camera, but also for all the invite and uninvited guests. You can already see why many people are always stressed up a few weeks to their wedding day. Of course, at the beginning, everything seems to be running smoothly until you hit a small barrier. That’s when you realize that there are many secrets nobody tells you about getting engaged and planning a wedding. But, one thing you should always remember is that there is always a better way of handling things, especially when you’re under pressure. So, how can you avoid this? Read on for 4 tips to make sure you don’t turn into a bridezilla.
Hire a wedding planner
One of the main reasons why a bride-to-be is likely to be stressed is because she’ll always try to do everything by themselves. Planning a wedding ceremony comes with a lot of responsibilities from mobilizing the expected guests to ensuring that the décor team has completed its job on time. Being a manager of all these sections can be quite demanding; it’s even more overwhelming when it’s your day.
The best way to handle such a situation is to hire a professional wedding planner who will take care of everything. Of course, if you don’t have some extra cash to spare, you can elect one of your bridesmaids to fill that position. They’ll be responsible with ensuring that all guests are up-to-date with the current plans. Other duties will be to manage the budget, decide on wedding décor ideas, and attend menu tasting. On the other hand, you job as the bride-to-be will be to keep relax, wait, and enjoy your day. (1)
It’s your day!
Always keep in mind that this is your day and nobody else’s. One mistake that most brides make is forgetting the fact that this day is a priority for only them and their fiancés. In other words, you shouldn’t expect everybody else to pause what they’re doing so as to celebrate your wedding day. Of course, the more people you have in attendance, the better. However, don’t put pressure on other people because it’s such expectations that can make you stressed. So, your job – or the wedding planner for that matter – is to send the invitation letters and let those who’re available to turn up.
Work within your budget
Sounds simple, right? Well, after watching a lot of wedding shows on your TV and attending your rich friend’s ceremonies, you might be tempted to hold a million-dollar wedding. Yes, it’s your day and you should enjoy to the fullest. But the question you should always ask yourself is “how much can I afford to spend?”
Many people become stressed before their D-day because of the financial pressure they put on themselves. Don’t stretch beyond your reach when budgeting for your wedding. Remember, there is life after this day and you’ll still need to pay bills. There is no rule when it comes to such budgets but just spend what you’re willing and can afford. (2)
Take a breather
While your wedding plans are important, your wellbeing is also crucial. Therefore, it’s imperative that you take a break from all the responsibilities at least for a few hours. Remember, given all the demands that come with it, at some point, planning your wedding ceremony will become a job and stop being fun. Attending a sporting activity or going for a massage will help free your mind and ease the pressure. In fact, after such relaxing moments, you’ll be able to come up with even better ideas and strategies.
You’ve probably seen many brides-to-be turn into bridezillas because of the pressure that comes with any wedding planning. To avoid finding yourself in that situation, it’s recommended that you hire a wedding planner. If your budget doesn’t allow it, you can delegate some of the responsibilities to your bridesmaids, after all, they’re your assistants. Among their responsibilities will be to ensure that you work within your budget to avoid unnecessary financial pressure. They’ll also send out invitation letters to all the guests, but don’t expect to have a full house just because you sent out invitations. Finally, make sure you take a breather to relieve the mental pressure that comes with such planning. Follow these tips to make sure you don’t turn into a bridezilla.
- “How To Plan Your Wedding”, Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Plan-Your-Wedding
- “10 Financial Tips For Planning The Wedding Of Your Dreams And Having Money To Show For It Afterwards”, Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/winniesun/2016/05/10/10-financial-tips-for-planning-the-wedding-of-your-dreams-and-having-money-to-show-for-it-afterwards/?sh=2a80c6c526ea