- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
So I’ve been on the Bee here and there since getting married two weeks ago and I have to say, I see things in a new light since actually having our wedding. I went into our wedding planning process with the notion that I refused to get stressed out or worry about the little things and that’s exactly what I did. Granted, I had my moments, but they were very brief and I tried to quickly reign myself back in and not let those little things get to me. My photographer actually told me that I was the calmest bride she had ever worked with and that I had given her hope that a wedding can be a truly joyous occasion 🙂 I think she had recently experienced a thread of bridezillas! That being said, I just want to encourage those of you planning your weddings to stop and think about the things that you’re throwing these little hissy fits over. Are they really THAT important? You only get to be a bride for a very short season of your life, compared to your time as a wife..then a mother..etc. so wouldn’t you rather look back on this sweet chapter and remember how fun it was to plan your wedding?! I assure you, that if you’re choosing to focus on the drama and the little things that are pissing you off or that aren’t going right, that is how you will remember it. I am SO thankful that I am able to reminisce over my months as a bride and smile!
But if that isn’t enough to help you realize how silly and trivial some of these rants are, why not reflect on the whole reason that you’re planning a wedding in the first place – Even if that reason isn’t helping you plan 😉 You have found the one person on this earth who makes you happier than any other person has ever made you! You are about to commit to spend the rest of your lives together! When the food has all been eaten and the music and dancing fades and all of your amazing guests go home, it will be just you and the love of your life left standing at the beginning of your new forever. THAT is what this is all about! Not the fact that your Future Sister-In-Law is a bitch or that the florist didn’t put the exact right flower in your centerpiece or that the DJ played that heinous Chicken Dance! Honestly, you won’t even notice those things – and guess what?! Your guests won’t either! Maybe picky old Aunt Phyllis will, but who cares what she thinks anyway?! Just remember when things start getting stressful or overwhelming, to stop and reflect on you and your Fiance. And please don’t think that I’m being judgmental, because I definitely had my rants during the process 😉 I just want to try and help some of you, if I can, to realize that it CAN be a fun and lighthearted process – if you will allow it to be! Hang in there girls! It will all come together perfectly and I promise you, it will be the most amazing day of your entire life! Just remember to let the little things go and decide right now that you’re going to make it fun!