Real Life Tips on How to Survive Wedding Planning
Having wedding as the biggest event can cause a lot of stress on the bride, overwhelmed with personal commitments, family requests and work priorities can rushed into someone’s head in a short time before you knew it, you might be tempted to call off the wedding, or at least postpone it indefinitely. Don’t worry, we all have been in your shoes. Here are some real life tips from past brides who survive their wedding day with all smiles.
Tip: Have someone dear with you
“On the eve of my wedding, I was hiding in my bedroom, hyperventilating the whole entire day. I was so worried that about all the little things and I couldn’t even see myself in the white gown anymore. My little sister knew I would stress myself out and deliberately flew down one day earlier to be with me. We are super close, closer than our own best friends and we haven’t seen each other for a year after she moved away. You don’t know how much it meant to me when I saw her face at the window of my room, peeping in. I gave a yelp and both of us had a good cry. I felt so much better after that.” Janelle, 29 years old, married in January 2016.
Tip: Get away from it all when it gets too much “I was an evil wedding planner and a real pain the ass. I did not want to budge away from the perfect wedding in my pretty little head. My then fiancé had to step in and whisked me away for a surprise weekend getaway right before the wedding so everyone can do their job properly. I am so thankful for that little break because I realise that I was getting unreasonable and that breakaway made me woke up.” Rita, 25 years old, married in June 2015.
Tip: Always be adaptable and think out of the box
“My wedding photographer was in an accident, the week before my big day. When I heard the news I broke down in tears, not for him in the hospital but for me, not having the photographer I want. My guilty conscious creep in and made me realised I am so selfish to have those thoughts. I gathered all my bridesmaids to help and brought instant cameras for each table, design little print outs to inform guests to tag us in Instagram. We had so much beautiful photographs from so many of our guests that we had trouble choosing. As for our wedding photographer, he did turn up in the end but at our insistence, as one of our guests.” Katherine, 22 years old, married in March 2015.
Tip: Whatever will be, will be
“I was the laid back person but my husband was running around like a headless chicken, getting everything done perfectly. I was 8 months pregnant so I left all the wedding planning to him. I kept telling him that we can’t control everything on that day and we should leave everything to God. True to my words, after we said our vows, my water broke. The rest of the wedding celebrations have to held in my labour room. Apparently, my son wants to witness his parents getting married too!” Tabitha, 27 years old, married in August 2015.