A Bridezilla is a difficult, unpleasant, perfectionist bride who leaves aggravated family, friends and bridal vendors in her wake. She is often called greedy, selfish and spoiled; not caring about the people that she hurts to get exactly what she wants on her perfect day.
We have all heard the term Bridezilla and seen the TV programs parading these not-so-nice brides around. Why have these brides allowed themselves to be coined by such a horrible title?
Weddings should be a joyous occasion shared by a couple and their loved ones. A day to remember and the memories should be positive ones.
How to avoid turning into a Bridezilla:
- PRUDENT PLANNING. An organized bride is a happy bride. Keep all papers/contracts together. When something inspires you, when you find a vendor you want to check out, or even when someone gives you an idea jot it down! Make sure to keep the notes together and revisit them on a regular basis.
- COMMINICATION. Keep those vocal cords hydrated because brides have to keep the line of communication open with vendors, guests, venues, and their partner.
- DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP. With the amount of planning that goes into a wedding help is always a necessity! Don’t feel like you have to do it all alone. Get help especially from your partner in crime. My best advice to all brides is get help from a certified Wedding Planner/Coordinator. Even if you are only connecting with them for a consultation they will offer great guidance through the planning process. In Toronto and across Canada there is an amazing school professionally certifying Wedding Planners. They offer a listing of some of the planners they have certified over the years. Visit them here at WPIC website.
- HAVE FUN AND ENJOY! Yes planning can be stressful but this is a day where all the things you love, and want, desire, can come together! So have fun with it. Enjoy the planning process. If you aren’t a fussy bride don’t have a fussy wedding. Love casual events have a casual wedding. A lot of people will want to impose their own thoughts and wants for your wedding on you but this is your day, yours and your partners, only include what you both want!
- MOST IMPORANT – BUDGET, BUDGET, BUDGET. Keep a budget. Track your purchases and expenses. Come up with an amount you would like to spend and the maximum amount you could possibly spend… DO NOT GO OVER THAT AMOUNT. Refer to your budget. You can even purchase a wedding planner guide; although these can’t plan your wedding for you they offer a great way for you to organize all of the logistics. The Perfect Wedding Planning Guide is a great tool and you can find it at any of the bridal shows in Toronto.
So becoming a Bridezilla isn’t exactly the best thing, but it is quite simple to avoid going over the edge. Your wedding will be wonderful because your spending it with all you loved ones. Remember as always, Enjoy!
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