Thursday, February 11, 2010


It doesn’t matter how long you spend planning it or
the number of people who assist you – there is always a
chance that “ Murphy” will visit your wedding and maybe
even bring friends. While you may not be in control of
everything, there are some things you can do to prevent
problems from occurring and minimize those problems
that do.
If possible, arrange to have a wedding planner/advisor
available to assist you at the beginning of your preparations
or hire one to oversee all of the details for you.
Make realistic plans to begin with. Don’t create undue
stress and complications by planning an event that is out
of your financial means, the time available or who you
Be organized and disciplined. Stick to your plans and
stay focused. You will eliminate wheel spinning, indecision
and wasted energy.
Pay attention to details. You can prevent big problems
later if you pay attention to the small print now. As the
e x p e rts say,“The devil is in the details”.
Stay positive. Remember why you are getting married
in the first place. When the wedding preparations
seem to take on a life of their own and you find yourself
wondering if it is all worth it, remember why you
are doing it. You are celebrating the union of your two
lives. That’s a big thing and worth a little chaos.
Make decisions. Don’t dither. Trust your gut instinct.
And if early decisions don’t work out, make changes.
Stay flexible and be ready to detour if needed. How you
view road bumps has a lot to do with how you handle
them. Be prepared to either go around them or skim
over the top of them.
Don’t be a “ bridezilla”. What an appalling way for a
woman to behave under any circumstances and over
plans for a day which is to celebrate her new life, it is
Be prepared for some things to veer off plan.
Anticipate them and have alternatives at the ready.