So here you are. Finally the moment that you never thought would come caught you by surprise. You think of all the men you suffered through, the heartaches you thought were the end of your world, the nights of planning imaginary weddings with your friends, the constant ‘ stop nagging me about getting married’ banter with your parents and now…finally… it is all over! You’ve found the one! You’re engaged! And the big day will soon arrive.
But now what? Where do you go from here? No one told you about all the stress that comes with planning a wedding! Or about how your entire family ‘understands’ that this is ‘your’ wedding but yet they may still feel free to make some strong suggestions about how they would like things to go. Or how you are going to manage the potentially inappropriate drunken toast from your husband’s friends??
Take a deep breath. Remember one thing. This day is about you and the person who lit up your life from the day you met him! Sure every wedding will have some imperfections- don’t strive for a perfect wedding. Deal with any wedding day ‘snafu’s’ with a ‘make lemonade out of lemons attitude’!
Take for example the couple from Colorado whose outdoor reception had to be moved indoors due to a terrible downpour. However, when lightning hit the power pole, the reception lost all lighting and power. The band went acoustic and the guests dined by candlelight. The guests had so much fun that even when the power came back on, everyone requested to keep it off!(peoplemagazine.com)
The best weddings are those in which the joy in the bride and groom’s faces is seen and felt all across the room, touching the hearts of all of their guests! And your stress free face will light up all your pictures. One of the best weddings I have ever been to was in an apartment. I will never forget it because while there were no fancy decorations, no big name band, not even enough chairs for all the guests…there was so much love and happiness in the room and most importantly, a stress free bride!
So as you plan your big day, keep one thing in perspective: while all the fancy invites, stellar decorations and five star menus are going to be a part of your wedding, these things are not as important as becoming your fiance’s wife. And that, ladies, is going to be perfect.