So we are now less than one week away from my little sister’s wedding day and the stress levels are at an all-time high.
I would like to take this moment to say, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK!
I knew that as we proceeded to get closer to the big date, there would be numerous fires to put out. I planned accordingly. We’re NOT going out for a wild night of partying and drinking for the Bachelorette Party. Instead, we’ve rented out an entire spa. You can’t go wrong with pampering prior to the main event.
There will be wine! There will be mani/ pedi’s! There will be massages!
I don’t see how this could possibly go wrong.
There are certainly a lot of things to be stressed about when you’re one week away from a wedding. The couple may want things done one way, the family may want things done another way, plans may be poorly communicated, the out of town guests may get lost, clothing malfunctions could potentially happen, and the priest could just not show up. I’ve seen it all, folks!
When times get stressful, everyone should take a minute to stop and think about the situation. Are you frustrated? Of coarse, there are plenty of things to get aggravated about. Are you worried? Sure, but keep in mind that this is just one day…just like any other day… and going crazy worrying is only going to cause you freak out and completely miss the fun of enjoying the day that is suppose to be happy and wonderful. So chill. Are you feeling the need to slap all of those around you? Understood, but please refrain from doing so. Like I said, it’s only one day and if you pick fights with everyone (who are more than likely just trying to help you) you will just end up burning bridges.
My suggestion for the best ways to calm down and not freak out:
1. Have a shot (or two)
2. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all
3. Guests: Respect the fact that the style of the couple may not be your cup of tea, and just be happy for them
4. Couple: Have things as organized as possible (well in advance) so that everyone is not frantically calling every member of the wedding party to ask them what the agenda is for the day
5. Immediate Family: Understand the difference between a ‘suggestion’ and a ‘demand’- If your ‘suggestions’ keep resulting in an argument with the couple, you might not be phrasing things correctly. It’s not your wedding. It’s theirs.
6. Maid of Honor: Have a few more shots
7. Bridesmaids: Be ready to help when the MOH needs a 5 minute mental break, or the Bride needs to run to the restroom (that’s always a fun time)
8. Groomsmen: Just stand there and look pretty
9. It’s one day. If things don’t go exactly as planned, life will go on. If everyone is freaking out, then it’s only going to be a party full of people too concerned to actually have fun. So CALM DOWN and don’t make yourself or those around you go nuts’o.
Go forth and have a fun time!!!!