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How Not to Become Bridezilla

You want your wedding day to be perfect. What bride doesn’t? In the process of trying to make everything perfect, it can get overwhelming. So much so, that planning can start to make everyone miserable and the dreaded personality of “Bridezilla” might just rear her ugly head. We’re here to give you some tips so you can steer clear of this unbalanced being.

5 ways not to become Bridezilla

  1. Take a deep breath and wait just a few seconds before answering.
    You may be spread thin trying to juggle a ton of responsibilities that one little request of you could set you off at a moment’s notice. When you feel your blood about to boil over, before saying one word, take a few deep breaths. Even consider excusing yourself from the room for a minute to regroup. This will help you think a little bit more clearly and save you from saying something you may regret later.
  2. Focus on what really matters.
    This may sound easier said than done, but “don’t sweat the small stuff” can actually be the key for a memorable event. If you focus on marrying the love of your life surrounded by your close family and friends, all the little stuff falls by the wayside and nothing else really seems to matter.
  3. Make the most of it.
    You are under a lot of pressure to have the most beautiful wedding ever. Somethings may not work out exactly as you had planned, but that doesn’t mean your wedding won’t be beautiful. Looking at the situation differently and putting it into perspective can help you make the most of whatever comes your way.

  4. Be firm not irrational.
    It’s certainly okay to have your opinions and want things a specific way. After all, it’s your special day. A bride is often labeled Bridezilla when requests resemble demands and tantrums are thrown. Being respectful and reasonable will serve you well in any scenario. The old saying “treat others as you would like to be treated” is a good motto to follow, especially in stressful times.

  5. Give yourself a break.
    Find some time to rejuvenate and relax if you are feeling overwhelmed. Take a bath, walk in nature, get a massage, meditate, practice yoga or do whatever it is that calms you. Taking a break to be the “you” that you were before wedding planning will help you refocus and get you back on track.

We hope these tips help you be the bride you always dreamed of.

As you prepare for your day, another tip to consider is buying wedding insurance. Protect yourself (and your guests) from the unexpected for as low as $75.  Click the button below and get a free, no obligation quote today!

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