The thought of planning “the perfect day” can be a daunting task. If you follow any kind of wedding page you will see memes all of the time about how stressful it is to plan a wedding. And that there is not enough wine in the world to cope with the process. Wedding planning is something that should be a fun and exciting time in your life, not something you dread! Many brides (and their families) are worried about their inner bridezilla coming out. But what they don’t know is that this bridal beast is easily tamed with a few tips and tricks.
#1 It is YOUR wedding day!
All too often I see brides giving in to their mothers wishes or the stubborn bridesmaid that CANNOT be in strapless. Simply because they want to please everyone or don’t want to deal with the drama. And they forget what the day is really about; the love that they have for their soon to be husband or wife. I am not saying to not listen to any advice your family and friends have to offer but instead to give them your honest opinion about that idea. If you don’t want a church wedding don’t let anyone convince you otherwise! You are never going to make everyone happy and that is okay! As long as you and your significant other can look back in 20, 30, 70 years and say “that was such a special day” that is all that matters.
#2 Use a QUALITY checklist - and check it twice!
#3 Be realistic- set a budget and stick to it
#4 Trust your vendors
#5 Take a break and remember what a wedding is about.
#6 Don't sweat the small stuff-- your wedding will still be fabulous!
#7 Invest in a wedding planner - if you think it is right for you
#8 Choose your bridal party wisely….
You should never feel obligated to ask someone to be in your bridal party. I know it is easier said than done but, if you are hesitant about it now you should trust your gut. It is not like they won’t be invited to the wedding. We have all heard horror stories of bridesmaids and even maids of honor being kicked out or dropping out of weddings because there was too much drama. So if you are worried that one of your girls might be an issue save yourself the headache and don’t ask them! Nobody should expect to be in your bridal party it is an honor to be selected.