How to Deal with Wedding Planning Disappointment
Avoid Wedding Planning Drama
It’s still your special day, but when you are planning a wedding, you have to keep others in mind besides just yourself.
Many wedding guests and those helping with planning have their own lives and are dealing with their own problems.
If your Maid of Honor hasn’t organized the perfect bachelorette party, don’t get immediately upset.
Maybe she couldn’t afford to hire multiple limos, pay for everyone’s dinner and supply the champagne for all.
And if you are disappointed by your bridesmaids, take a step back and think what’s is going on in their lives.
Are they stressed because their job sucks? Are they having family issues?
Meanwhile, you have to deal with the rest of the wedding planning organization, and your stress levels are through the roof.
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when someone disappoints you.
Before you ruin friendships and start fighting with family, there are ways to deal with disappointments.
How to Handle Wedding Planning Mishaps
When you’ve discovered something has had a bit of a hiccup, don’t let your emotions get the best of you.
Take a deep breath, count to ten and re-examine the issue.
Immediate reactions can bring anger, yelling and probably some tears.
Try to find a reasonable solution after you’ve taken a step back to evaluate the severity of the situation.
Ask your fiance how it should be resolved or get the advice from your bridesmaids or a loved one.
Authentic Bride Guide Tip: Please. Whatever you do. Don’t turn into a Bridezilla. It’s not a good look on you. Trust us.
Be a Bridechilla instead!
Prepare for Imperfection
Every bride wishes for the perfect wedding.
And you’ve gone to great lengths to make sure everybody knows exactly what they’re supposed to do.
But, perfect is a strong word and sometimes things go wrong in the blink of an eye. It’s almost always unintentional.
For instance, your Maid of Honor gets the flu, or you’re having trouble deciding who should make the final cut on the guest list.
Don’t worry about it. You or someone else nearby can work things out if you allow yourself to accept a few mishaps.
To be honest, you need to be prepared for at least a few things to not go as expected.
Besides, you are getting married and you love to find solutions. It’s a win-win situation.
Always Have a Plan B
If you don’t like surprises and want to have everything under control, prepare a Plan B for certain items.
For example, if you want an open-air reception, with candles and barefoot dancing on the grass, and the weather forecast is not on your side, you can always have an alternative option.
Have a tent set up just in case. It’s not your initial plan, but you can’t let a little rain to ruin your wedding day.
Use your imagination!
Decide what elements of the wedding need to have a backup prepared and what can simply go without.
Don’t let stress ruin your big day.
Many brides-to-be spend their wedding day worrying about everything and everyone.
Unless you want to remember your wedding as the most stressful day of your life, relax and let the day unfold.
You shouldn’t feel overwhelmed about imaginary problems and “what ifs”.
And stop caring if your cousin Eileen is not pleased with the flower setting. No one asked her!
You want this day to be full of joy and happiness. Only you can make it happen.