The numbers of victims have gradually increased. And till date, there seems to be no cure. In the clinical world it has been given a number of different names. From Multiple Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia to Temporary Insanity, it has run the gamut. But in the matrimonial world, to anyone who has been exposed—fiancés, family, friends, and victims themselves—this all-consuming illness is commonly know as the ‘Bridezilla Syndrome’ or ‘BS’.
The word ‘bridezilla’ comes from the melding of the words ‘bride’ and ‘godzilla’ where it is almost as if is the bride-to-be has turned into a monster while in the process of planning her wedding. She is on panic mode all the time with a rage button as light as a trip wire. Anything from not getting her way to making irrational demands are her modus operandi.
But there is a way to combat the dreaded syndrome. You will not fall victim on your very special day. Sure, the planning process can be stressful enough to warrant pulling your hair out and make you scream into a pillow. But, take a breath. We have found a solution. Here are a few ways you can keep calm and get wed:
1. REMEMBER THE VALUE
Your wedding day is the one day that you are going to cherish for the rest of your life. Take in every part of the planning process and record or capture every moment in the happiest way possible so that when you look back, you look at it with a great smile and warm memories.
2. NOT THE TIME TO BE A CONTROL FREAK
The sooner you realize this, the easier it is going to be on your stress levels. It is not,again.. NOT going to be possible for you to do everything. There will be things that might not go according to your plan. It’s fine. In the words of the fabulous Elsa – Let it go.
3. DELEGATE DELEGATE DELEGATE
If you aren’t able to handle the pressure, take a step back and trust people. There are a million things to do and you have many loved ones who have offered help a dozen times. Cash in that offer and be grateful for the support.
4. DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
No one is going to notice if the invitation is missing that one ribbon or if the chocolates were supposed to dark and not hazelnut. Nobody will care that mushrooms now replace the prawns on the menu. The original plan will change but only you know that so flow with the plan and don’t worry about the rest.
5. TAKE A BREAK
Make sure you allow yourself some me-time. Allot a slot in each day just for you to relax. Indulge in some beauty treatments. The bride needs to be radiant with the wedding glow so treat yourself to spas, facials and some much needed pampering. You are going to be the star of the day, so, embrace the moment and enjoy your chance to celebrate the union between you and the love of your life.