Your wedding day is a special event, and as much as possible, you want to look and feel your best when that happens. But brides have a lot to think about, and chances are, you’ll have a lot of challenging moments and situations to add to your stress.
To ensure you’re at your very best, check out our tips below on how you can avoid being a bridezilla on your wedding day.
Unless you’re eloping, your wedding is likely an event many of your family members and friends are looking forward to. They’ll also be more than willing to help you with the preparations you need leading up to the day and on the day itself. Gather your girlfriends for an arts and crafts spree if your wedding has a DIY element.
You can also ask your friends to take care of other things, like gifts for your partner and parents so they don't get lost and you don't have to think about them on the wedding day.
If you have a wedding coordinator, be sure to hand them a checklist of items and things you need to do that they can help you with.
We understand that you want your wedding to be perfect, but weddings and other events rarely go the way you want them. There will be little missteps and unexpected occurrences—and that’s okay.
What’s important is that you are in the moment so you can remember it in the years to come. The little stuff won’t matter over time.
It’s always best to communicate everything clearly with your guests and suppliers. Set clear expectations with your suppliers while in the planning stage. That way, you'll avoid miscommunication with them on the big day or the days leading up to it.
Be clear with your wedding party about their call time, attire, and other details they need to know, so you don’t have to worry about it on the event day.
If you have a wedding coordinator, they can help you coordinate with your vendors and guests, so that’s one item off your to-do list.
Ideally, you should be relaxing on the week of your wedding. Treat yourself to a massage or a facial, get your nails done, have a haircut. Invite your friends for a pampering date so you can force yourself to relax. Try to do things that will take your mind off your tasks, even for a while.
Even after all your preparations, something can still go wrong during the event. If you are already anticipating some challenges, work as early as now to create solutions or plan Bs and Cs.
For example, if you’re getting married during the rainy season but want an outdoor event. You may want to consider renting tents or a nearby pavilion so your guests can take shelter if it does rain.
If something unexpected happens and you can't do anything about it, you can choose how to react. You can stress over it or brush it off as something you can laugh about in the future when you look back on your wedding day.
Your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment with your partner. It's not about achieving perfection. By prioritizing your well-being and staying flexible, you can ensure that your wedding is a joyful and stress-free experience for everyone involved. So take a deep breath, let go of the small stuff, and enjoy the ride!