“Oh no…oh my gosh. MOM!!” Think of weddings like Murphy’s Law – if something can go wrong, it will. Dress buttons pop, hair falls, centerpieces break, bridal party members get lost, and occasionally, someone passes out. Terrifying to think of anything ruining your perfect day, isn’t it? Well worry not, my fair brides (and moms), I’ve got you covered.
To no one’s surprise, life can really kick you in the rear... and scratch you in the eye and rip out your hair all before breakfast. And when you’re busting your tail taking care of a family, putting your best foot forward at work, and/or planning a large event or trip, the stress and exhaustion can leave you feeling empty and hopeless. Stress causes digestion disfunction, mood swings, headaches, and loss of focus; not to mention the aging and weight inconsistencies, which just stresses you out even more.
One hopes to only have to plan a wedding once in their life. Not only because you’re planning to be wed “'til death do you part”, but because weddings are expensive. As kids dreaming of your fairy tale wedding, we tend to skip over the daunting money thoughts. I mean, who wants the Debbie-downer of maxed out credit cards, debt stress, and bounced checks to ruining their dream day?
You’re in heavenly shock. The love of your life just made the grandest proposal for you to be their one and only, forever and ever. Ring photos have been snapped, posted, and shared. Mom, dad, your best friend, and even the random stranger on the street have all been told the exciting news. You’ve been dreaming of your big day since you watched Cinderella and have been pinning wedding themes, colors, and décor on your board since first downloaded the Pinterest app. You can’t wait to be the most beautiful bride anyone’s ever seen. Now what?