I was watching television late at night one day and it totally sparked an article idea: how to avoid being a Bridezilla. Yeah, yeah, I was totally watching Bridezillas and was totally appalled at the brides on the show. They came across as rude, egotistical, spoiled women! It gives women such an awful reputation and nobody wants to deal with a Bridezilla! So, ladies, check out these ways to avoid being a Bridezilla and follow them to the best of your ability!
1. Remember That It's Not All about You
After watching the show, it seemed that Bridezillas always think the wedding is all about them and you can't avoid being a Bridezilla if you think everything revolves around you. Yes, it is your wedding day and you totally have to remember that it's what you want, not what others want, but don't be disrespectful to others. Remember that it's not only your big day, but it's your soon to be partner's big day as well. Plus, it's a big day for the two families involved too!
2. Respect People's Opinions
They're only trying to help. Regardless if you like their opinions or ideas, listen to what they have to say. It's okay if you don't agree. Although, make sure you stand your ground about what you want and don't want. Just be careful what you say and how you say it. There's a fine line between being assertive and being downright nasty.
3. Don't Throw Temper Tantrums
Yes, getting married can be very stressful, but you also have to remember that it's not only stressful for you. All of the preparation also falls on the ones closest to you. We all can get stretched to our limits, but throwing temper tantrums on the floor when you don't get your way looks utterly ridiculous and you're only bringing embarrassment to yourself. Instead, walk away from the situation for a few minutes, take a few deep breaths and then try to fix things. Getting angry or upset won't help you.
4. Say Thank You
Say thank you to everybody. Thank your guests for attending and thank your caterer, wedding planner and photographer. They all play crucial roles in making your wedding day perfect or an absolute train wreck!
This is very important. No matter how stressful it gets, you need to relax. Don't let anything ruin your big day. Remember that you're finally marrying the woman or man of your dreams. It might seem like a tragedy if you're running late, but stay positive instead of freaking out. It'll only cause more problems. And you'll put everyone else on edge.
6. Be Polite
Don't demand anything. It comes off rude and inconsiderate, especially to the people who have the opportunity to either make your wedding a success or a horrible mess!
7. Let Others Help You
Even though you know how your perfect wedding day is supposed to be, let others help you. You don't need to do everything in order to make sure it's right. Just make sure people know exactly what you want and let them do the work. Although, there's no harm in overseeing what they're doing if you'd like.
So, ladies, did you have to deal with any Bridezillas in your life? How did you manage?