What “B” word? Bridezilla.
It’s coming up on one year until our wedding day. Holy cow! People are asking a lot how the planning is going.
I tell them, “Not so bad, actually.”
But it seems like there isn’t a whole lot to do lately. The big decisions are made. Who. Where. When. We should book a DJ soon and I need to start looking for the dress. So far, so good.
I might even be delaying planning a little bit. With just over a year left, it feels like we have a ton of time. At what point do you start to kick it in to high gear and get to that place where you can’t sleep because all you can think of are napkin treatments and place cards? (Not yet please. Because I have enough trouble sleeping on a regular basis.)
I think I’m putting off really getting started because I’m very conscious off seeming like a bridezilla. Or an obsessed bride. With plans for a career in wedding planning under way, and a brain and Pinterest boards full of wedding ideas, it’s a fine line between interested and obsessed.
I can be impatient. I can be grumpy. I can be blunt. I can be inflexible. At times.
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I like to think the majority of the time I do my best to go with the flow. Be polite and accommodating
Throughout the whole wedding planning process I’ve been a wee bit paranoid about coming off like a crazy bridezilla. I’m sure we all will have at least one of those moments. I just hope mine are few and far between, preferably in private, away from my loved ones, maybe in a rubber room. Hopefully with a box of Kleenex and a bottle of Fetzer reisling close by for afterwards.
I don’t want to be one of those people that everyone is complaining about under their breath, and biting their tongue and just waiting for it all to be over.
Last week for example I started to write an email to my bridesmaids and the mums about makeup, then I second guessed myself and waited another few days before sending them anything. What is the difference between anal-retentive and organized? How fine a line is there between crazypants and on the ball?
Bottom line, I’m treading these waters carefully.
I hope our wedding is fun for everyone involved and as much as I’m dreading being the centre of attention, I keep reminding myself that it’s a celebration of us and everyone is more than happy to participate. Fingers crossed, I’ll keep it that way.
For those of you already married or still planning, what was your “bridezilla” moment? Or moments?