Wedding planning can be tedious and stressful. So much so, that the Centers For Disease Control recently published a tongue-in-cheek “Wedding Day Survival Guide.” The guide recommends having an emergency kit at the ready, stating “The bridal kit should include extra safety pins, makeup for touch-ups, maybe a few sedatives. It also wouldn’t hurt to have the essentials from a home emergency kit or ‘go-bag’ by your side. You never know when you might need to bandage up a clumsy flower girl, revive a passed out reception guest, or even evacuate. ”
You might not need to go to this extreme on your wedding day, but there are plenty of issues for any bride to deal with leading up to her big day. We consulted with wedding expert, Tali Gallo of Solutions Bridal for advice on how to deal with some common situations.
“A bride may have an idea of what she wants to spend on a dress, but the family member paying may have a different price in mind. Discuss price range before entering the bridal salon. This helps avoid the awkward tension and stress of falling in love with a dress that is out of price range. ”
Too Many People Making Decisions
“From my experience, less opinions the better. Everyone has or will have their time to pick things out for there own wedding. This is the brides time. No family or friend can judge how you personally feel in the gown. Have them celebrate with you when you find the dress or another item, but don’t get opinions involved or it will be overwhelming quick.”
Technology – Good or Bad?
“There are so many resources out there to showcase all the options available. Pinterest being one of the most common. Remember to use these sites for inspiration. It will become stressful quick when you are trying to duplicate a $100,000 photo shoot set created by Vogue. Let it inspire and then create your own vision. I suggest unplugging occasionally too. Just like too many opinions, too many options, can steer you the wrong way as well.”
“Most magazines out their really encourage brides to allow their bridesmaids to pick. This is normally the biggest mistake made. Our clients do this because they think they are not being a “Bridezilla” by allowing their bridesmaids to pick. Here is the issue, half of your bridesmaids will feel really uncomfortable picking out dresses for the brides wedding. They want direction. Pick out two or three dresses then let your party pick from there.”
Long Engagements – Better For Planning?
“My most stressed out bride is the one with a two year engagement. She is in the mindset of ‘I have time’ until her wedding is just a few weeks away and then she is cramming. Use the time you have, plan your wedding, and then relax at the bachelorette party because your wedding is planned! A wedding planner is strongly suggested as well.”
For more wedding planning help, contact Solutions Bridal.
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