When you are planning your wedding, it’s easy to get sucked into the emotions and excitement of everything. It’s the biggest day of your life, after all, and nothing should get in the way of making it the perfect event and celebration of you and your partner’s love.
But make no mistake about it, you can easily find yourself going a little too far, and turning from lovely bride-to-be to a raging Bridezilla. Here are a few things you need to consider before you end up being tagged as a bride from hell by your nearest and dearest.
The competitive bride
Do you find yourself being critical of other people’s weddings? If so, there’s a excellent chance that when it comes to your big day, you will be veering into Bridezilla territory. If your wedding plans are focused on ‘outdoing’ the competition, there’s an excellent chance you are doing this for all the wrong reasons. Plan your wedding as the perfect day for you and your partner – not so that your day is more memorable.
The greedy bride
Engagement parties are becoming more popular than ever before these days. And while celebrating is OK, be wary about your expectation levels. Your party is just a chance to show off your engagement rings and celebrate the occasion, and while some guests will bring you gifts, it’s unfair to demand them. You also need to think about being inclusive when it comes to the expense. The more lavish your wedding (more on which in just a moment), the more low-key your engagement party should be.
The non-inclusive bride
The likelihood is that your friends and relatives will come from a broad spectrum of lifestyles – some will be wealthy, others won’t be; some will have kids and responsibilities, others will be free and single. Unless you want to cause serious rifts between you and your besties, it’s important to bear all of them in mind when it comes to planning your wedding. Yes, a wedding on a beach in Hawaii is a lovely idea, but be honest – how many of your friends and relatives can afford it? If you do go down this route, make sure you also lay on something for those that cannot attend at a later date.
The diva bride
Perfect wedding planning does not involve becoming a demanding control freak. If you get to the point where you are demanding more and more from bridesmaids, parents, and friends, there’s every chance you will get a label as an attention seeker and a bridezilla. Make sure that your planning events are easy going get togethers that are full of fun and friendship – not increasingly unreasonable and wild demands.
The crash diet bride
Every woman wants to look their best on their big day, of course. But make sure you aren’t going too far by going on a crash diet and losing too much weight. Extreme dieting can leave you looking awful on the day of your wedding, and the simple truth is that you won’t have the energy to enjoy it. Take it slow and steady, losing no more than 2 lbs a week, and make sure that you are eating nutritiously as the big day approaches. Good luck!