Say no to Bridezilla: 5 Ways to Stay Calm


Even the most relaxed and logical person can become a nervous and irrational wreck in the lead up to her wedding day. Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and remember what you’re doing it for. Gather the girls, put on your brides and bridesmaid robes, and practice calm and rational thoughts in a fun and relaxing setting. Here are five ways to stay calm in the lead up to your big day.

Have someone to lean on
The day you marry your partner is going to be one of the happiest days of your life, but the days leading up to that special moment can be filled with episodes you’d like to forget. Stress can take over, and before you know it, you can be crying into the couch cushion wondering if you’re ever going to make it to the big day. When emotions are running high, it’s essential to have a confidante or a friend you can lean on when times get tough. You need someone who will listen to your sometimes-insane ramblings and will shake you when you need to see sense. When you’ve got that special friend, Bridezilla will often disappear.

Trust the professionals

Planning a wedding can often be a strategic game of ensuring all services you require are available on a particular date and making sure their ideas of what you want are the same as what you actually want. Booking the caterer, the photographer, the celebrant, and the venue can all seem like a big task. Then, before you know it, you’ve got the caterer in tears about lobster tails, and the photographer has cancelled.

Take a moment to realise that these people are professionals. They are a part of weddings on a regular basis and know what is expected of them. Trust them to do what they are good at, and know they will make your special day the best it could be.

Limit the alcohol

If a glass of wine here or there is known to get you more stressed than calm, it might be best to avoid it during wedding preparations. A clear head is necessary to make big decisions, and if you’re prone to being wound up at just the smell of a brew, it might be a good idea to save it for the hen’s night when you’re all dressed up in brides and bridesmaid robes.

Remember it should be fun

Can you remember how you felt when you were proposed to? You were probably happy, overjoyed, and you and your significant other were most likely having a lot of fun. Hold onto that fun, because it might feel like wedding preparations are less than fun at this very moment.

It’s crucial to take a step back and remember that while there’s a lot to do, preparing to marry your soul mate should be fun. From choosing table runners to selecting a caterer, the entire process should be memorable, rewarding, and joyous!

Don’t make it complicated

Your wedding is a celebration of your love for one another and sharing that love with your nearest and dearest. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. Whether you want something lavish or intimate, remember that it’s about you as a couple, and catering to your guests, so they have a good time, should come second.

Saying no to Bridezilla can be tough, as for some brides-to-be, anxiety, and nerves can be a little too much to handle. By following the tips above and remembering to relax, you can be on your way to a stress-free wedding people will remember for all the right reasons.