When I was just someone who frequents wedding – as attendees, as friends or family of the bride or groom – before I worked in the wedding industry, I used to wonder why people thought that weddings were so stressful. Shouldn’t weddings be happy events that the couples would look forward to? Why were they – grooms especially – reluctant to go through the wedding process all over again? Shouldn’t the preparation period be the most memorable part of their wedding journey?
Then I entered the wedding industry. And let’s just say that it didn’t take very long for me to understand exactly why Bridezillas came to be. When you’ve got once-in-a-lifetime looming over your head and when you think you’ve only got one chance to get it right, clearly the pressure is on. When you strive for perfection, the planning process becomes intense. However, since being in the wedding industry, I have learned two things to think about to take some pressure off in the wedding planning process. And I thought that I’d share that with you today.
First of all, the wedding is just an event. Yes, it’s THE event. Yes, it’s once-in-a-lifetime. But it’s still just an event to celebrate something event more important: your marriage. When you focus on making your relationship stronger instead of thinking of ways to wow your friends and family at your wedding, you’ll find that nothing else is as important, or even more important, than enjoying the day that you are finally joined together as one.
Secondly, hire good and trustworthy wedding vendors with whom you share a strong connection and chemistry. On the day of your wedding, you’d want to place your event – yes, that once-in-a-lifetime event – into their capable hands. From the very start, make sure you tell them what’s in your heart – your dreams and your expectations – so that they can make it happen for you on the day. Leave the event to your vendors, because on that day, you’d want to be kissing and hugging each other often, you’d want to laugh a lot and to enjoy every single moments of your very special day.
So, my friends, if you’re in the midst of your wedding preparation journey, I hope that you’ll remember to wake up on the day of your wedding thinking to throw away any stress because that day is made for you to enjoy celebrating your love!