No wedding guest is safe.
But, here's the thing. If the wedding/hospitality industry stopped bending over for these demanding bitchy brides who are
Weddings can be stressful, but they don't have to be. Missed expectations can lead to ruining the best relationships with the people who were there for you to support you on your best day. If you find yourself shifting towards bridezilla mode, it's not too late.
Being engaged is the most exciting time of your life. The love of your life just proposed and you get to marry him! Yes!!! It's so exciting it's bringing a smile to my face right now. However, planning the wedding isn't quite as exhilarating. There are tons of things to think about that no one tells you. Here's the cold hard truth about wedding planning so you can be prepared.
It's the bride's privilege to ask her wedding party to dress a certain way for her wedding. It's tradition. She can tell them what jewelry and shoes to wear, too. She can even ask everybody to wear their hair up, or down, if she's super picky. But she absolutely, positively CANNOT ask anybody in her wedding party to alter their physical characteristics in any way.
First thing to do here is to be a good friend and talk to her about it, because you don't want to carry bitterness into your wedding day. Secondly, tell her you'll understand if she can't be as involved and you hope she understands the same for you.
She might be your fiancée, sister, best friend or daughter. You love her and want nothing but the best for her and her dream wedding. You were ecstatic when you found out she was engaged, but now, well let's just say when you see her number come up on your call display, a sense of dread washes over you.
Every engaged gal fears being called the B-word. You know which one I'm talking about. When you're planning your wedding and things aren't going quite as you thought they would, it's actually not all that difficult to slip into the role of a bridezilla. We've all been there a time or two and it's not pretty.
Wedding planning can be extremely stressful. Sometimes it takes on the tone of a family crisis, because many emotions arise during this time, and people put so many demands on the bride.
Many chill brides might think a gift registry is too forward, but it really isn't! Trust me, as long as you include a variety of options and price ranges, your guests will appreciate not needing to rack their brains for the perfect gift, and you'll enjoy not receiving four blenders.
You might never be a size 2 (or even a size 6 or 8). But if you make taking great care of yourself a priority, you're going to look and feel better, and that's going to fuel all kinds of positive changes in how you approach your life.
I am that girl who started planning my wedding three years ago, on Pinterest, while I was dating someone else. Don't judge me, Judgey McJudgerson -- you know you did it too. Heck, you're probably doing it right now.
Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, there are lots of decisions to make! It's impossible to make every decision at the same time, so it makes sense to break them down into areas. Focus on one thing at a time so you avoid overwhelm.
Anne Wagener has been a bridesmaid 10 times. She has transformed her experiences -- good, bad, and hilarious -- into a delightful first romantic novel, Borrow a Bridesmaid. It's also a portal into the minds and hearts of 21st century 20-somethings.
Some claim that you don't see a person's true colors until you start planning your wedding. Most of the time dealing with all of the personalities is much harder than dealing with the actual planning itself. For some reason, I've found that weddings have a way of turning even the most mild-mannered, normal human beings into Gary Busey.
I've dipped my big toe into this risky topic pool once before, and am now ready to take the full plunge. Here are five coping mechanisms I've developed, which I'm still laboriously practicing and pledging in writing to continue to rehearse
My advice for the brides? Stop trying to demand your groom to chime in. He picked you, he proposed, he's done. Otherwise, don't complain when you wind up with fire-breathing, car crushing robots at your reception with x-box games available during cocktail hour.
Sometimes you're a guest at a wedding. Sometimes you're the server. On this particular night I was happily filling drinks, complimenting fashion choices and pointing to the bathrooms.