Good morning from Newport Beach everyone! I’m getting the day started after Amanda & John’s beautiful Anaheim Wedding at the White House Event Center with my good friend; Kathy from Activities So Cal I received a great tip from my friends over at About.com about Wedding stress and how to rise above it.
In today’s world, it can be really challenging planning a wedding – let alone planning a wedding and working a job (sometimes two – to pay for the wedding), taking care of kids (if you have them) and overall – maintaining some level of sanity through all this. So when I received this note, I just had to share it with you as it has five terrific ideas on how to overcome the wedding planning stresses.
But before I present you with this week’s wedding tip and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer in Orange County (previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) that wants to help brides and grooms enjoy planning their wedding to the fullest, feel free to get in touch with me anytime.
And without further ado, here is the awesome article from tips from About.com & I hope you’re having a terrific weekend – cheers!
It is no wonder some women get the bridal blues. Here are some of the challenges, and the antidotes, for brides-to-be:
1. Bridezillas are made, not born. It’s supposed to be the happiest time of your life – and you want it to be – yet planning a wedding is like working a second job. You have to find the time to tend to a multitude of details as part of an already busy schedule while managing vendors, family anxieties and demands, your groom, your emotions and an array of tricky wedding dynamics. True, some brides are downright demanding but most are nice people, sucked into the vortex of wedding planning stress, and overwhelmed by the stress, pressure and expectations of those around her.
Wedding Goddess Antidote: A bride has to include stress management, self-nurturing and time to chill out as an integral part of her wedding planning process. When you feel the stress building, take time out, go for a walk, slip into a movie, get a massage, go for a manicure, write in a journal, do something un-wedding. You have to love, hon
Wedding Goddess Antidote: A Bride has to clarify the wedding she truly wants, try to stay centered and set clear boundaries that no one can penetrate with words or attitudes. If all else fails, consider this: The reality is that weddings tend to be for other people, but marriage is for you two. Focus on what your marriage will mean to you.
3. Getting married can stir up a lot of emotions. The process itself sets forth period of growth and change that can be very confusing and nerve -wracking. Once you decide to marry you will begin the process of getting ready for marriage, and unresolved emotions about parents and family, past loves and concerns about the person you have chosen will come to the surface to be explored. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t marry, it just means inner work is called for along with all the outer preparations.
Wedding Goddess Antidote: A bride can embrace the awareness that she is embarking on a journey of evolution from one part of life to another, and honor and address the emotions and fears that arise. Trust they are natural and pay attention to any issues that might require support or counseling. It is important to stay on top of your emotions and be honest with yourself during this time. Don’t sweep things under the rug.
Wedding Goddess Antidote: Remember that the true meaning of marriage is to bring two together in sacred union – the party is meant to be a celebration not something that will kill your spirit in the planning. When two people in love literally step up to commit themselves to one another in matrimony they have the opportunity to unite not just their hearts, lives and families, but to unite their very beings. And it is not just the couple that benefits from the ceremony – anyone who witnesses a wedding can be empowered and inspired by the love in the room. Focus on the love and remember it is always your aim.
Wedding Goddess Antidote: Step back and realize, the most important part of the day is not the day itself … but that you walked down that aisle and into the arms of the person you love … the one you look forward to building your life with. You will have a lifetime in which you can create more memories … the wedding day, while important, is only one of the many experiences and memories you will share!