Remember what they told you in school about standardized tests? Your first instinct is usually correct. If you're unsure, don't mess with it. When it doubt, pick "C." Same rules go for wedding planning.
Here are some of my favorite (REAL) lines from hundreds of consultations. And let me just add that for every bridezilla, there were probably 10 delightful brides, something that those in the industry know very well.
While the bride is traditionally the center of attention during the wedding, she should still remember to be gracious and consider the feelings of others during the planning process and even on her big day.
There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst some about WHO makes the decisions and choices for the wedding events. The clients choose the venue, the lighting, the food, the beverages, the music and pretty much everything else you can think of.
Wedding planning is a good lesson in trust, compromise and learning to lean on each other for the soon to be married couple. When challenges arise, remember that your finance is there to help and support you.
Reducing stress while planning your wedding is always a bonus. Finding and securing great vendors can be a time-consuming, daunting task so trust your instincts. People tend to show you their true colors early -- pay attention.
And in the end, all of those fairy tales we've read as brides have caused us to build castles that only crumble. But if you go into any situation with a more realistic perspective, you can say forget the fairytale -- I'll write my own story.
Over the past six months, I have shared wedding news with quite a few friends and clients. As I listened to each bride rattle off the list of details to be attended to in order to have a fabulous event, I felt strangely unsettled.
Brides tend to forget how emotionally invested mothers can be as her little princess gets married. Momzillas come in different shapes and forms, but all need to be regarded carefully as to not risk the relationship between mother and daughter.