From a young age many women dream of being in love someday. It may start off as a princess story out of a children’s movie but grows into the reality of getting to spend every day with your best friend. As you get older the boys don’t have cooties anymore and before you know it there is a boyfriend or guy friend in your life that has become your fiancé.
While life may seem to go by a lot slower when you are younger, the time flies by as you get older and have more responsibilities. Juggling school, work, finances, family and a serious relationship is quite a bit for one person. As if you could not add anymore to your plate, now you are engaged and busy planning your dream wedding.
As the saying has gone for years when it comes to a bride’s luck on her special day;
Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Have you ever wondered where it came from or what to use? Here is a little history and some ideas to incorporate this Victorian Era marriage tradition into your own wedding.
As most brides are aware of the term bridezilla, few realize their actions that give them the name. With all the stress of preparing the details for the big event it is difficult to realize their actions. When the image of a crazy and mean bride that nobody wants anything to do with comes to mind it can be a bit scary. In order to avoid becoming a bridezilla, I have come up with indicators to recognize when a bride is crossing into the dark side.
As the bride should be needy and cared for on her wedding day; there is a point where demanding too much is overboard. Telling people what to do and asking them to do a favor nicely can be the difference between bridezilla and nice bride.
1. Complete the Dress: Have your wedding dress steamed and pressed. Walking down the aisle in a wrinkled dress would be the worst thing that could happen for any bride. It is your big day; make sure you shine in a beautifully flawless dress. You will be glad you did it when you look back at photos!
1. The Idea of Marriage:
• For most people the day you say “I do” is the day everything changes. You no longer view yourself in just a relationship but a marriage. Marriage to some can be a very important and sensitive matter because of a past experience with divorce or a religious commitment with their purity.
• Saving yourself for this one person to spend the rest of your life with is quite an honor and although it is less common in today’s society, there are expectations behind the commitment.
• I cannot emphasize this more: Make sure you discuss what each other think of marriage. What do the wedding vows mean to you? How do you plan on addressing the commitment? This will help eliminate a last minute cancellation or future divorce.
Right now you are going through one of the most emotionally draining processes you will ever experience. The six moths leading up to your wedding seem to go by very slow. Decisions need to be made and feelings tend to get the best of you. Don’t worry and relax. The best way to get through this is by taking it one day at a time.
Although you are madly in love with your fiancé and so excited about the wedding, the reality of marriage and planning the wedding will sink in. Don’t stress yourself out about these feelings of uncertainty or questions. They are normal and most women experience this. I like to refer to them as pre-wedding jitters.
This site is written for the bride to be. The goal is to provide useful information to make your special day go more smoothly. Best wishes and read on.
Please read our Wedding Planning Checklist for great ideas on planning the perfect wedding. It was written from lessons learned from first hand experience.
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