If you’re planning a wedding, or you’ve volunteered to help with one (bless your heart), you’re probably elbow-deep in to-do lists. Book the venue, find the dress, order flowers, taste some cakes…the tasks go on and on. Often, the daunting undertakings that go into planning a “perfect wedding” detract from the journey and magic of what it takes to get to the altar.
Denise Schipani of Bridal Guide recently offered some advice on how to avoid committing what she calls the “seven deadly bridal sins,” habits that really suck the fun out of wedding-planning for the bride, and everyone else involved. She says, “Attention, brides-to-be: Set aside your ‘to do’ list for a minute and take a look at this ‘what not to do’ list. It’ll help you be a relaxed, radiant, has-it-all-together woman all the way up to your wedding day.” Here are Schipani’s seven bridal sins and why you do not want to commit them:
Sin #1: “Talking endlessly about the wedding.” Okay, we get it, you’re getting married. Put yourself in your friend/coworker/bank teller’s shoes for a moment and you’ll probably realize that these people most likely can’t relate to you right now. It’s okay to get excited about your big day, but it’s YOUR day, not anyone else’s.
Sin #2: “Being too concerned with throwing the ‘perfect’ wedding.” By now you may have heard that there is no such thing as the “perfect wedding.” There is, however, your perfect wedding, so focus on that and don’t put any more pressure on yourself!
Sin #3: “Neglecting your fiancé.” Be good to your partner, this day is about the two of you, after all!
Sin #4: “Becoming a total diva.” One word: bridezilla. No one ever wants to help the bride-to-be that’s gone total diva, keep your ‘tude in check, girl!
Sin #5: “Blowing your wedding budget.” This sin will really bite you in the long run. Keep your budget modest, and save up for an awesome honeymoon! Or, you know, a great life with your fiancé!
Sin #6: “Not acknowledging what your parents may be going through.” Are your folks stressing you out? When distancing yourself from them might seem like the easiest route, remember, they may be feeling like they’re losing you.
Sin #7: “Crash dieting.” Diets are stressful. I know this, and you know this. You may have a certain vision for what you want to look like on your wedding day, but you won’t be a relaxed bride if you add on the extra stress of crash dieting months before the big day.
What other “bridal sins” have you witnessed being committed?