Are You Sabotaging Your Own Wedding?
This may seem like a weird question to ask yourself as a bride, are sabotaging your own wedding? Are you creating drama without realizing it? Are you treating those close to you poorly? Are you and your fiancé fighting more often than usual? Are you so detail-oriented that your closest friends and family members are feeling like they can’t do anything right?
If you answered yes to these questions, you might be sabotaging your own wedding and possibly marriage, because you unconsciously don’t want get married. Or you simply might be walking in unfamiliar territory by planning a wedding. The first option is sometimes the case, but not normally. You might be the kind of person who must have perfection on your special day and doesn’t care that you are driving everyone around you nuts! But you are probably making things worse because there are emotional issues you have not dealt with or you got a bad case of the “Perfect Wedding” disease.
A wedding is supposed to be a day of joy, laughter, happiness, and celebration. Don’t worry about the littlest details at every moment. Make sure you get a great planning guide. Read reviews about vendors, make a plan b for your wedding (ie: the wedding is outside, but it’s pouring down rain). This is a time to make great, long-lasting memories with your friends, family and new family, too.
Here are some tips for creating a great wedding celebration:
- Make sure you like the personalities of the vendors you hire.
- Read vendors’ contracts before signing.
- Don’t base your selection of vendors solely on price.
- Remember, you get what you PAY FOR.
- If you can squeeze 10-17% of your budget for a wedding planner, it’s worth its weight in gold. You MUST go with a reputable event planning service, or this could go terribly wrong.
- Create or find a great checklist.
- Always hire professional entertainment that reflects your personalities. If you are goofy and cheesy, then choose that goofy and cheesy DJ. If you two are more quiet and conservative you may want to hire a professional band or a low key DJ that won’t play the hokey pokey. Your DJ is one of the most important vendors as he/she will be in FRONT OF YOUR GUESTS and entertaining everyone.
- Most importantly, remember to enjoy the time you spend with your friends and family.
Just remember not to become your own worst enemy while planning your special day. Remember to breathe slow and deep, and cherish every moment because it will be over before you know it. The happier you are the more beautiful the pictures, video, and memories.