Alright, so since I am recently engaged myself and have many recent brides and brides-to-be in my life right now...this rant is completely necessary. Planning that special day is hectic, overwhelming and stressful especially when you don't have an unlimited budget to work with. HOWEVER, that does not mean you can go all bridezilla on everyone's ass. A bride is entitled to many things like picking out THE dress, color scheme, and invites but don't forget who has to pay for it all. My parents are chipping in, but by no means are flipping for the whole bill that's for sure. I must say it's quite sickening witnessing a girl stomping her feet and throwing a tantrum at her mother for not being able to purchase that wedding gown that could very well be a down payment on a damn house. Put yourself together, woman...it's only a matter of time before your hubs strips you out of that dress anyway. :p
I know it's still in the beginning stages of planning so I'm fully prepared to start requesting a prescription for Xanex in the near future. But in the mean time, I am definitely enjoying pinning wedding ideas and going through every wedding magazine I can find. (You know you have wedding fever when the highlight of your month is when new wedding magazines hit the stands.) I'm pretty on top of things so I don't think I'll end up rushing to schedule appointments or anything that is sure to engage bridezilla behavior.
The following is my top five list of how to avoid being the bitchiest bridezilla....
1. Be realistic- setting your heart on something that is clearly out of the budget will only want you to rip someone's head off
2. Stay focused- Remind yourself that all of your guests will be there for you and your hubs-to-be, not for the wedding favors and premium open bar.
3. Say thank you - sometimes saying "thank you" can go a long way especially if your parents are helping out with the cost of the wedding. There's nothing worse than coming off as an ungrateful bride and/or flat out bitch
4. Compromise - sure it's your day but hey, it's your man's day too. Don't monopolize the wedding plans if he wants to help out and come up with some different ideas than you initially had
5. Have fun- the goal is to only have one of these things so enjoy the process by asking for help and possibly host a party with your bridesmaids to help out with some DIY things for the reception i.e. center pieces. :)