When wedding planning hit the small screen with shows like TLC's Say Yes to the Dress and WEtv's Platinum Weddings, a negative word given to stressed out brides became a household term...
As a bride-to-be, I have tried everything in my power to not give anyone a reason to call me a bridezilla. I try not to give my bridesmaids and friends a hard time and I try very hard to include my fiance's opinion in every decision I make. However, even the most careful of brides is bound to have a slip-up.
Mine happens to be extra embarrassing. I was getting my hair cut and highlighted for my engagement shoot. I had heard great things about the salon, but I had never met my stylist until that day. I was in the chair and making conversation, when the topic of my wedding came up. I went to say "my bridesmaids" and it came out "my brideslaves!" I'm pretty sure I turned a thousand shades of red! If I had known the girl better, I probably would have tried to play it off as a joke. Well, it didn't happen quite like that and I just sat there awkwardly.
Here's to hoping that I won't embarrass myself like that again over the next 4 months before my wedding. Wish me luck! :O)
Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!
- Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
- Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
- DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
- Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
- Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
- If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it without.it. Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
- Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
- Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
- Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
- When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.