Brides spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars trying to make their wedding day perfect. On average US couples spend over $24,000 on their wedding. There is the dress, the flowers, the reception hall, the decorations and the food. Who should you invite, who should you leave off? All this planning, all the stress from the planning, the desire to make this one day perfect can lead even the most laid-back woman turn into a bridezilla.
So how do you keep from becoming this dreaded bride from wedding hell? Remember two important things that will keep everything in perspective.
1. Your love for each other will be the most memorable thing about your wedding day. People may not remember your wedding colors, your first dance song or your favors. What they will remember is the way your looked at each other as your said your vows, your husband’s look of wonder as your walked down the aisle, the smile on both your faces when your are pronounced husband and wife for the first time. Everything else is just frosting on the cake- and if something isn’t perfect, no one will remember, or likely even notice. So when you start getting stressed about details just remember that your love for each other is what is important.
2. Your wedding day is YOUR day. But it is also your husband’s day, your mother’s day, your father’s day. This day is not just about you: it’s about both of you and the family who is celebrating with you. I’m not saying your should plan your wedding to please everyone else, but you have to know what’s really important and when to compromise. So if it would make your mom truly happy to invite crazy Aunt Esther, isn’t it worth it?
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Still need perspective? Elvis walked me down the aisle and it was still one of the best days of my life.