The wedding planning process doesn’t always go as planned. There are always a few hiccups and people offering unsolicited advice, confusing your vision and what you actually want. To prepare you for what’s to come, here are five things anyone who has planned a wedding knows all too well because you are not alone!
1. Everybody has an opinion
While you can’t control the projectile word vomit that seems to come out of everybody’s mouth once they hear you are going to be walking down the aisle, you can take it with a grain of salt. To the people offering their unsolicited advice, they are trying to help and probably mean well. They aren’t trying to make you panic and then cry once you get a moment alone. Remember, this is your wedding, your day, your special moment with your groom-to-be. Do what you want, exactly the way you want it.
2. Throwing a casual wedding is just as much work as a fancy one
Although you want a small, intimate, casual wedding, don’t be mistaken by those whimsical words that flirt with what you think is relaxation. A casual wedding will take just as much work as the fancy wedding, maybe with more relaxing attire and not so pretentious decor. Be sure to plan ahead and get your ducks in a row no matter the wedding you want.
3. Terminology means different things to different people
If you tell your wedding planner that you want a “classic” wedding, be sure to elaborate. Wedding terms mean different things to different people. Your view of classic may mean creams and crisp whites with red roses and pearls. Your wedding planner or vendors may think you mean something entirely different.
4. You will cry randomly over something
You may end up crying over the smallest things that tend to go wrong (or right). The vendor providing your tablecloths don’t have the ones you want? Your Aunt Sue told you she would love to pay for an open bar? Whether it’s frustration or relief, you may shed a few tears, and it’s okay! Stress can do that to us.
5. No matter what, you will have at least one bridezilla moment
You’ve been planning for months, and now it’s crunch time, and some things are not going as planned. You may have a freak out if you hit a bump or two in the road. Remember to take a deep breath and know everything is fixable. It happens to everybody who is planning a wedding, and you are not alone! Enlist the help of those around you, it may take a little pressure off the planning process. Having a strong network of people you love and trust can work wonders for the potential bridezilla moment to come.